Lulled by Sycamores: An interview with poet Kathy Fagan

Deeply rooted in place, Sycamore Poems follows two conversations as filigree-fine as cloisonne beads: one with the long-lived sycamores of Ohio, and the other about the loss of love. Kathy Fagan, Director of the Creative Writing MFA at Ohio State University, speaks of place, art, and the construction of her poems with Word Carver host…

Nick White, How to Survive a Summer

Nick White talks about ex-gay ministry and gay conversion therapy in light of his first novel “How to Survive a Summer” an excellent debut and thoughtful summer read. He will be speaking at Grammercy Books in Bexley on June 29th at 7pm. Visit the bookstore website for more details. Listen to the interview here.

Ekphrasis and Emily Bronte

  Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks with poet Zoe Brigley Thompson about the ekphrastic art and poetry show hung at Ohio State University. Poetry by Thompson, with art from Victoria Brookland, including the title piece “The Little Cage of Ellis Bell.” To listen, click on the libsyn link.  

Award Winner! The LightCatcher

I’m doing the happy dance! Rosi’s The LightCatcher is an Official Selection winner in psychological suspense novels for the New Apple Book Awards! When a highly intuitive mother starts getting psychic hits about the kids next door, she thinks she’s going crazy. She’s not, but her doubt doesn’t stop a clock that’s ticking toward disaster. Check…

Finding Poetry on the Bus

With my two-pump, no-whip mocha sloshing down my hand in foamy dribbles I ran for the 255 bus from Kirkland toward Seattle, trying to make the first Saturday session of the AWP writer’s conference. I fed two dollar bills into the flat slot, dropped my quarter down the neck of the short slot, and took…