Interview with poet Beth McDermott

Poet Beth McDermott has stopped by today to chat with me about her new collection of poetry, Figure 1. Bio: Beth McDermott’s poetry appears in Pine Row, Tupelo Quarterly, Terrain.org, and Southern Humanities Review. Reviews and criticism about art and ecology appear in American Book Review, After the Art, Kenyon Review Online, and The Trumpeter. Read More

Interview with poet Lawrence Raab

Today’s guest is poet Lawrence Raab and we’re chatting about his new collection of poems, April at the Ruins. Bio: Lawrence Raab is the author of nine books of poems, including Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts (Tupelo, 2015), which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and named one of the Ten Best Poetry Books Read More

Interview with poet Ashanti Anderson

Today’s special guest is poet Ashanti Anderson and we’re chatting about her new chapbook, Black Under. Bio: Ashanti Anderson (she/her) is a Black Queer Disabled poet, screenwriter, and playwright. Focusing on resistance and autonomy, Ashanti challenges dehumanizing narratives while still holding oppressive institutions accountable. Ashanti holds an MFA in Creative Writing and currently teaches at Read More

Interview with poet Joshua Corey

My special guest today is poet Joshua Corey and we’re chatting about his newest collection, Hannah and the Master. (MadHat Press, 2021) Bio: Joshua Corey is a poet, critic, translator, and novelist. He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his family and teaches English at Lake Forest College. What do you enjoy most about writing poems? Read More

Interview with poets Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis

Poets Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis join me today to chat about their new chapbook, Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku. Bio: French-born Canadian Cendrine Marrouat lives in Winnipeg. She is a photographer, poet,multi-genre author, and the co-founder of several artistic projects. She is also the creator of the Sixku, the Reminigram, and Read More

Interview with poet Roger New

My special guest today is Roger New. He’s here to chat about his chapbook, Chinese Poetry for Students of Chinese. Welcome, Roger. Please tell us a little bit about the book. It is an anthology of Chinese poems, mostly from the Tang Dynasty, chosen to give students an intro into aspects of the culture which Read More

Interview with poet Nigel Tetley

Poet Nigel Tetley joins me today to chat about his collection of poetry, It’s a Funny Old World. Welcome, Nigel. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. It started with a telephone call. In 2001, another teacher I had got to know in a neighbouring school called me one November evening to ask me Read More

Interview with poet Margaret Goka

Poet Margaret Fourt Goka joins me to talk about her new chapbook, The Woven Flag. Welcome, Margaret. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in Bethesda, Maryland for 18 years. I traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for college at Washington University, majoring in English Literature. I Read More

Interview with writer Dane Cobain

My special guest today is writer Dane Cobain and we’re chatting about his book of poetry, Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home. Bio: Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, UK) is a published author, freelance writer, poet and (occasional) musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, Read More

Interview with children’s author and poet Katie Grosser

Today’s special guest is multilingual children’s author and poet, Katie Grosser. Her Facebook page is here.  Katie’s newest children’s book is Rissa Filial und das Vermächtnis der Fabelwelt (Rissa Filial and the Legacy of the Fairy Realm). Her newest poem Waldspaziergang (Walk Through The Woods) is featured in the spring issue of the German magazine WOLL. Read More