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Episode #36: William Archila on Friday, April 2nd at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with William Archila.

Friday, April 2nd at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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


William Archila lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife. He earned his MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. His poems have been published in The Georgia Review, AGNl, Poetry International, The Los Angeles Review, Notre Dame Review, Crab Orchard Review, Obsidian III, Rattle, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Portland Review and Blue Mesa Review among others. His poems also will be appearing in Luvina Literary Magazine and Eclipse. His first book The Art of Exile is the recent winner of the Emerging Writer Fellowship Award from the Writer’s Center. The Art of Exile is also currently featured in “First Things First: The Fifth Annual Debut Poets Roundup” — the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Poets & Writers.

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Episode #35: Anthem Salgado on March 26th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Anthem Salgado.

Friday, March 26th at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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


Anthem Salgado is a multi-disciplinary artist who has performed his original solo-theater creations on the stages of Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, and Kearny Street Workshop.  He made his ensemble member debut as Man under the direction of Raelle Myrick-Hodges in the play Friends by Kobo Abe.  Salgado has presented his spoken word throughout the Bay Area, New York, Honolulu, and Manila.  As a literary artist, his fiction appears in the anthologies Field of Mirrors and I Saw My Ex at a Party.  He has held teaching artist residencies for Brava Theater and at Downtown High School, and regularly guest speaks at San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco.  Salgado was awarded a Philippines Fulbright-Hays scholarship via Sonoma State University’s North Bay International Studies Program, and was elected Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group.

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Episode #34 – Lory Bedikian on Friday, March 19th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Lory Bedikian.

Friday, March 19th at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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

Lory Bedikian received her BA from UCLA with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Poetry where she was twice nominated for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon, where she was awarded the Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award for Poetry. Her manuscript has been selected several times as a finalist in both the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition and in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award Competition and has received grants from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial fund as well as from AFFMA: Arpa Film Foundation for Music & Art. Her poems have been published in the Connecticut Review, Poetry International, Poet Lore and Heliotrope among other journals, have been included in Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets and are forthcoming in the Portland Review. She currently teaches poetry workshops in Los Angeles.

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Episode #33: PART 2 with Chana Bloch on Friday, March 12th at 10 am

Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Chana Bloch for Part II!

Friday, March 12th at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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

Chana Bloch is the author of four books of poems, most recently Mrs. Dumpty and – just published —  Blood Honey. She is co-translator of six books of Hebrew poetry, including the biblical Song of Songs, The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai and his Open Closed Open, and — also published in 2009 – Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch. Bloch is Professor Emerita of English Literature and Creative Writing at Mills College, where she taught for many years and directed the Creative Writing Program. She lives in Berkeley, and is Poetry Editor of www.persimmontree.org/, an online journal of the arts by women over sixty.

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Episode #32: Kristin Naca on Friday, March 5th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she chats with Kristin Naca

Friday, March 5th at 10 am PST

Listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword

Kristin Naca is a CFD Fellow at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches Asian American and Latino poetry and creative writing. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, North American Review, and Rio Grande Review. She lives in Minneapolis.

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