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Episode #109: David Meischen and Scott Wiggerman, editors of WINGBEATS II

Episode #109!  Rachelle Cruz interviews David Meischen and Scott Wiggerman, editors of WINGBEATS II.

Music by El Amparito.


David Meischen and Scott Wiggerman

David Meischen has been writing poetry and teaching the writing of poetry for thirty years. He has had poems in The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, Borderlands, Cider Press Review, and other journals, as well as Two Southwests (Virtual Artists Collective, 2008), which features poets from the Southwest of China and the United States. Meischen has participated in four collaborative poetry and art shows, most recently Ekphrasis: Sacred Stories of the Southwest (Phoenix, AZ, Obliq Art, 2014). Also a fiction writer, Meischen has recent stories in The Gettysburg Review, Bellingham Review, The Evansville Review, and elsewhere. Winner of the Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest in Mainstream Fiction, 2011, and the Talking Writing Fiction Contest, 2012, he has finished a novel in stories and is currently seeking an agent. Meischen is a co-founder and Managing Editor of Dos Gatos Press; he lives in Austin, TX, with his husband—also his co-publisher and co-editor—Scott Wiggerman.

Scott Wiggerman is the author of two books of poetry, Presence and Vegetables and Other Relationships, and the editor of several volumes, including Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, and the brand new Wingbeats II.  Recent poems have appeared in Decades Review, Frogpond, Pinyon Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Good Men Project website, and the anthologies This Assignment Is So Gay and Forgetting Home: Poems about Alzheimer’s. He is chief editor for Dos Gatos Press in Austin, Texas, publisher of the Texas Poetry Calendar, now in its seventeenth year. He frequently runs writing workshops, many of which feature exercises from the two Wingbeats volumes.

Poetry, Summer

Episode #69: David Meischen and Scott Wiggerman, editors of WINGBEATS:EXERCISES AND PRACTICE IN POETRY, on Tues., August 23rd at 11 am PST/2 pm EST


Join Rachelle as she talks with David Meischen and Scott Wiggerman, editors of WINGBEATS:EXERCISES AND PRACTICE IN POETRY on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST.

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Scott Wiggerman
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Scott is the author of two books of poetry, Presence, forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press, and Veg etables and Other Relationships. A frequent workshop instructor, he is also the editor of the Dos Gatos Press anthol ogy Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair. His Texas-themed sonnet, “Bluebonnets in Decem ber,” received the 2010 Christina Sergeyevna Award.



David Meischen
Co-founder and Managing Editor, David has had poetry in Borderlands, Cider Press Review, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. In December 2009, he completed an MFA in fiction at Texas State University in San Marcos. Recipient of a 2010 fellowship with the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, he is working on a collection of stories set in the fictional town of Nopalito, Texas.