Poet Brings Plenty, and Native Perspective

Minnecojou Lakota poet Trevino Brings Plenty discusses two poems from his volume Ghost River, as well as Native culture, writing, and the protests at Standing Rock. You can buy Wakpa Wanagi, Ghost River, on Amazon or order it through your local bookstore. Music by Rise and Shine (2015), Seastock from Jamendo.com. Artwork from an unsigned…

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. http://wordcarver.libsyn.com/014-word-carver-the-little-cage-of-ellis-bell-interview  

Immigrant Stories, and a Home Song

Immigrant voices speak about the American Dream in Episode 010. The event at Wild Goose Creative was sponsored by Peace Catalyst International, Columbus, an organization which brings Christians and Muslims together for prayer, food, sharing stories, and building strong community ties; recording by Roving Reporter Amy Dalrymple. Click on Continue Reading to listen now! I…

My Father’s Closet, and Voices

Karen McClintock whose book My Father’s Closet is out from Trillium, an imprint of the Ohio University Press which specializes in publishing work from Ohio authors, talks about her gay dad and healing closeted shame. Amy Dalrymple, roving reporter and assistant editor, presents a poetry soundscape, Voices. Listen now!

Don’t Come Back, & Diary of the One Swelling Sea

Diary of the One Swelling Sea by Jill McCabe Johnson, a poet who lives in the San Juan Islands in Washington State set in an audioscape by Simon Hughes. Following that, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a writer and translator from Colombia, reads from her collection of essays, Don’t Come Back, a memoir about her girlhood…

Burns Night at the Hey Hey Cafe

Burns Night celebrates the Scottish poet who loved the lassies, Robert Burns. Salute the haggis, pass a dram of whisky, and enjoy the show! Click on “Continue Reading” to get to the link to the Podcast on Soundcloud. Music: Rise and Shine by Seastock on Jamendo.

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…