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Episode #39: Scott Minar on this Friday, April 30th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Scott Minar, editor of The Working Poet: 75 Writing Exercises and a Poetry Anthology.

Friday, April 30th at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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


Scott Minar is a poet, essayist, editor, collaborative translator, and more. He is the author of two books of poetry: The Body’s Fire published by Clarellen in 2002 and The Palace of Reasons published by Mammoth Books in 2006. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Joyce Carol Oates, who referred to his work as “a remarkable find.” He is the co-author with Edward Dougherty of Exercises for Poets: Double Bloom published by Pearson/Prentice Hall in 2006 and the editor of The Working Poet: 75 Writing Exercises and a Poetry Anthology by Autumn House Books in 2009. Professor Minar has a special interest in the poetry of Paul Celan. He has won a number of teaching awards both at Elmira College in upstate New York and at Ohio University Lancaster Campus where he is Professor of English. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and in many other journals and anthologies in the U.S. and Canada.
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“The Blood-Jet” featured on PoetryFoundation.org

Thanks to Barbara Jane Reyes for this!

I wanted to shout out Rachelle Cruz, whose work I was introduced to a couple of years ago at the San Francisco Litquake’s boisterous Litcrawl, where she read for the API arts org, Kearny Street Workshop. I picked up her chapbook, honey may soon run out, because I was impressed with how concrete, meticulous, and emotionally well-considered her poems and her reading were. She’s a young and energetic poet, a recent PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and I am confident we’ll be seeing all kinds of good work coming from her in years to come. Currently, she is the host of the weekly The Blood-Jet Writing Hour online radio show.

Check the rest out here!

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Episode #38: Patrick Rosal on Friday, April 23rd at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Patrick Rosal

Friday, April 23rd at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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

Patrick Rosal is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive , which won the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’ Choice Award, and most recently My American Kundiman, winner of the Book Award in poetry from the Association of Asian American Studies. His chapbook Uncommon Denominators won the Palanquin Poetry Series Award from the University of South Carolina, Aiken. His poems and essays are forthcoming or have been published widely in journals and anthologies including Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review, Pindledyboz, Black Renaissance Noire, Brevity, Columbia , and the Beacon Best. His work has been honored by the annual Allen Ginsberg Awards, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Arts and Letters Prize, Best of the Net among others.

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Episode #37: January Gill O’Neil on Friday, April 9th at 10 am PST

Join Rachelle as she talks with January Gill O’Neil

Friday, April 9th at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.

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

January Gill O’Neil is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press, December 2009). Her poems and articles have appeared in The MOM Egg, Crab Creek Review, Ouroboros Review, Drunken Boat, Crab Orchard Review, Callaloo, Babel Fruit, Edible Phoenix, Literary Mama, Field, Seattle Review, Stuff Magazine, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Read Write Poem, and Cave Canem anthologies II and IV. In 2009, January was awarded a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant. She is featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s January/February 2010 Inspiration issue as one of their 12 debut poets. A Cave Canem fellow, she is a senior writer/editor at Babson College, runs a popular blog called Poet Mom, and lives with her two children in Beverly, MA.

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