Poetry, Spring

Episode #93: Derrick Brown, author of STRANGE LIGHT, on Tuesday, April 30th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Derrick Brown, author of STRANGE LIGHT, on Tuesday, April 30th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST.

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DERRICK c. BROWN is one of America’s most beloved and well travelled performing page poets. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent presses in the country”, Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.

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Poetry, Spring

Episode #92 – Special Kundiman Episode: Cathy Linh Che, author of SPLIT, and Sarah Gambito, author of DELIVERED, on Sunday, April 28th at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Cathy Linh Che, author of SPLIT and Sarah Gambito, author of DELIVERED, on Sunday, April 28th at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST.

This is a special Kundiman episode!  Stay tuned for updates on Kundiman’s fundraising campaign to support Asian American poets.

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Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She received her MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, and Poets House. She currently teaches at NYU Poly and is Program Assistant for Readings/Workshops (East) at Poets & Writers.

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Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Creative Writing Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers and grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Urban Artists Initiative and The MacDowell Colony.  She is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University. Together with Joseph O. Legaspi, she co-founded Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets.

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Episode #91: Cati Porter, author of THE WAY THINGS MOVE THE DARK, on Tuesday, April 16th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Cati Porter, author of THE WAY THINGS MOVE THE DARK, on Tuesday, April 16th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST.

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Cati Porter is a poet, editor, mother, and community arts facilitator. She is the author of Seven Floors Up as well as several chapbooks, including, The Way Things Move The Dark, published in 2013 by Dancing Girl Press. Her work has been anthologized in White Ink: Poems on Mothers & Motherhood, Letters to the World, the Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor, and Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. In 2005, she founded the online journal Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry.

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Episode #90: Nicole Terez Dutton, author of IF ONE OF US SHOULD FALL, on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Nicole Terez Dutton, author of IF ONE OF US SHOULD FALL, on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11 am PST/2 pm EST.

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Nicole Terez Dutton’s work has appeared in CallalooPloughshares32 PoemsIndiana Review, and Salt Hill Journal.  Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Cave Canem and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for If One Of Us Should Fall. Nicole lives in Boston where she is a Lecturer at Boston University.

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