Episode #18: Joseph O. Legaspi on November 13th at 10 am PST

No show next week (Friday, November 6th )!

Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Joseph O. Legaspi

Streaming Live on Friday, November 13th at 10 am PST

at www.blogtalkradio.com/onword

Joseph O. Legaspi

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago (CavanKerry Press), winner of a 2008 Global Filipino Literary Award. He lives in New York City and works at Columbia University. A graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, his poems appeared and/or are forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, World Literature Today, PEN International, North American Review, Callaloo, Bloomsbury Review, Poets & Writers, Gulf Coast, Gay & Lesbian Review and the anthologies Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton) and Tilting the Continent (New Rivers Press). A recipient of a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he cofounded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets. Visit him at www.josepholegaspi.com.


Episode #17: Cece Peri on October 30th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she chats with poet Cece Peri!

Streaming Live on Friday, October 30th at 10 am PST

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Ceces poetry has appeared in literary journals and anthologies including Speechless the Magazine, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Untangled: Stories & Poetry from the Women and Girls of WriteGirl, Gift of Words: Poems for the  Iraqi People and is forthcoming in The Poetry Mystique: Inside the Contemporary Poetry Workshop from Duende Books. In 2006, she was the recipient of the first Anne Silver Poetry Award.  In 2008, she was chosen to read at the prestigious Newer Poets / ALOUD Series at the Los Angeles Public Library. In September, 2009, one of her poems was selected as “Poem of the Month” by Writers at Work and is online at WritersatWork.com. In Los Angeles, she co-hosts the Light the Sky Poetry Series in the Metro Café at Eagle Rock Plaza on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. In October, 2009, The Light the Sky series was selected to be part of the NEA’s “The Big Read: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry.”

Cece holds a doctorate in social psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and consults on research design.  She was born and raised in New York City.


SPECIAL SUNDAY Episode #17: Kate Durbin on October 25th at 4 pm

Join Rachelle as she chats with poet Kate Durbin!

Streaming Live on Sunday, October 25th at 4 pm

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poet kate durbin-2

Kate Durbin is the author of a poetry collection, The Ravenous Audience (Black Goat/Akashic 2009), as well as a chapbook, Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator’s Boot (Dancing Girl Press 2009). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including Action Yes, Drunken Boat, diode, Boxcar Poetry Review, and elimae, as well as the anthology narrative (dis)continuities: prose experiments by younger american writers. Currently she is working on a poetry and visual arts book called Excess Exhibit with poet Amaranth Borsuk and visual artist Zach Kleyn. She lives in Whittier, CA.


Episode #16: Dorianne Laux (rescheduled!) on October 16th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Dorianne Laux!

Streaming live on Friday, October 2nd at 10 am PST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.


Dorianne Laux’s fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon (W.W. Norton),
is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award. Laux is also author of Awake,
What We Carry, and Smoke from BOA Editions, as well as Superman:
The Chapbook and Dark Charms, both from Red Dragonfly Press.
Her poems have been translated into French, Italian, Korean, Romanian,
Dutch and Brazilian Portuguese, and her selected works, In a Room with a Rag
in my Hand, have been translated into Arabic by Camel/Kalima Press, 2009.
She teaches poetry at North Carolina State University.


Episode #15: Jennifer Sweeney on October 9th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Jennifer Sweeney!

Streaming live on Friday, October 9nd at 10 am PST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.

Jennifer Sweeney

Jennifer Sweeney

Jennifer K. Sweeney’s second poetry collection, How to Live on Bread and Music, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2009 Perugia Press Prize.  Her first book, Salt Memory, won the 2006 Main Street Rag Poetry Award.  Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Southern Review, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard, Spoon River and Passages North where she won the 2009 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize.  She was awarded a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a residency from Hedgebrook.   Sweeney holds an MFA from Vermont College and serves as assistant editor for DMQ Review. After living in San Francisco for twelve years, she currently lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband, poet Chad Sweeney.