Holiday Hiatus

Hi everyone!

Thanks for tuning in this year. I’m so grateful for all the poets and writers who’ve participated in The Blood-Jet Writing Hour. Thanks again to Rafael Alvarado for helping me started and organized! To revisit some of the episodes, featuring Tara Betts, Laurel Ann Bogen, the 2009 EV Fellows, Barbara Jane Reyes, Jayne Cortez, Paul Martinez Pompa, and many more, please click on the “Listen” page.

We’ll kick off the year on January 15th at 10 am PST with Chana Bloch. More poets and writers in 2010 are Ray Gonzalez, Alicia Ostriker, Richard Garcia, Dick Lourie, Ruth Forman, and Matthew Shenoda!

Stay tuned and happy holidays!

Thanks again for listening,



Episode #22: Paul Martínez Pompa on Friday, December 18th at 10 am PST/1 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Paul Martínez Pompa!

Friday, December 18th at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

To listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword

Paul Martínez Pompa earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Indiana University, where he served as a poetry editor for Indiana Review. His chapbook, Pepper Spray, was published by Momotombo Press in 2006. His first full-length collection, My Kill Adore Him, was selected by Martin Espada for the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and is now available from the University of Notre Dame Press. He currently lives in Chicago and teaches at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.


Episode #21: J. Bradley on Sunday, December 13th at 7 pm

Join Rachelle as she talks with J. Bradley

December 13th at 7 pm PST

STREAMING LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword

J. Bradley is the author of the poetry collection, Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books).  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK Magazine, decomP, Dogzplot, Welter, kill author, The November 3rd Club, Suss among other journals.  Some of the places featuring his performance work include Pedestal Magazine, Indiefeed, and Idiolexicon.  In 1985, he dabbled in journalism when he interviewed Emmanuel Lewis with a Spider-Man PEZ Dispenser.