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Archive for The Poets Weave

December 27, 2009

Tony Brewer - Down East, At the End of the Session

Tony Brewer has a new chapbook coming out from Plan B Press in the spring of 2010. He reads “Down East” and "At the End of the Session” on this edition of The Poets Weave.

December 20, 2009

Ross Gay - Two Bikers Embrace on Broadstreet...

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Ross reads two poems ("Two Bikers Embrace on Broadstreet" and "How to Fall in Love with Your Father") from his book Against Which.

December 13, 2009

Jason Wesco - She Says Timothy...

A native Hoosier, Jason Wesco resides amidst the played-out coalfields of southeast Kansas. He has been awarded a mini-fellowship in poetry by the Kansas Arts Commission and has been named one of the seven emerging artists to watch by the Kansas City Star.

December 6, 2009

Christopher Citro - Science Fiction Family...

Christopher Citro, an MFA student in the Indiana University Creative Writing Program, has poetry forthcoming in the Courtland Review and has been published recently in Harpur Palate, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, and a number of other magazines. His poems have been featured on Verse Daily and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

November 29, 2009

Roxana Cazan - The Fish...

Born and raised in Romania, Roxana Cazan is an MFA student in Creative Writing and a PhD student in Ethnic and Postcolonial Studies at Indiana University. Her poetry has been published in Harpur Palate, Sweaterbrain, Giles Corey Press, Stationaery Magazine, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Warpland Journal, Muse India and The Madison Review.

November 22, 2009

Devin Becker - Children Playing on the Lake...

Devin Becker is currently a student in Indiana University's School of Library and Information Science. His poems have been published (or are forthcoming) in Prairie Schooner, The Pinch, cream city review, and Washington Square.

November 15, 2009

Nancy Pulley - Crescent Moon...

Nancy Pulley's new chapbook Dream Puzzle was published in the spring 2009 by Art In the Heartland Publishing, from which she reads “Crescent Moon,” “Security Light,” “Puzzle,” and “Hunting Mushrooms.”

November 8, 2009

Christopher Citro - Commemorative Desire...

Christopher Citro reads his poems "Commemorative Desire," "Single Male Seeks Someone Who’ll Stay," and "Infinite Divisibility Is a Nice Idea" on this edition of The Poets Weave.

November 1, 2009

Grace Schulman - Long Winter Dusk...

Grace Schulman, now retired, was distinguished professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. Host Jenny Kander reads from Schulman’s book Days of Wonder (Houghton Miffllin, 2001).

October 18, 2009

Motherhood Poems

Poems by or about mothers.

October 11, 2009

Nancy Pulley - Antique Store...

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Nancy Pulley reads “Antique Store,” “Egg Lady,” “Cherry Picking,” and “In the Greenhouse" from her new chapbook Dream Puzzle (2009, Art In the Heartland Publishing).

October 4, 2009

Ryan Teitman - Cathedrals...

Ryan Teitman's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Puerto del Sol, Redivider, Third Coast, and other journals. He's won Mid-American Review's Fineline Competition, an AWP Intro Journals Award in Poetry, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

September 27, 2009

Carol Marks - Blackberries for Supper...

Carol Marks graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in theatre. She works as an administrative professional and writes poetry because she can't help it.

September 20, 2009

A repeated selection from poet Joseph Somoza

This week on The Poets Weave, we're repeating a 2008 program featuring the work of Joseph Somoza, retired associate professor of English at New Mexico State University.

September 13, 2009

Debra Kang Dean - "Curio" and "Hail"

Debra Kang Dean is the author of Back to Back, a chapbook of poems, News of Home, and Precipitates, which was nominated for the William Carlos Williams Award. Her poems have been featured on The Writer's Almanac, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, and have been published in a number of anthologies.

September 6, 2009

Roger Pfingston - Ursula Primrose, Harley Boy, and others

Writing poems and making photographs has kept Roger Pfingston out of trouble most of his life. If he had taken up dance as well, he wonders if he might have qualified for sainthood...

August 30, 2009

Heather Derr-Smith - Boundary Waters

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Heather Derr-Smith reads from her new book The Bride Minaret the poems "Boundary Waters" and "Song of Palaces."

August 23, 2009

Khaled Mattawa - Pyramid of Khufu...

Author Khaled Mattawa is the author of three books of poetry and has translated several books of poetry. He is currently an assistant professor in the University of Michigan's MFA Creative Writing Program.

August 16, 2009

Roger Pfingston - Happy Birthday To Me...

Having turned 69 in "09," Bloomington poet Roger Pfingston says he's not looking forward to his 70th, but considering his options -- turning 70 is better than not -- assuming good health, a loving wife, at least a modest income, and of course, the continuing pleasure of writing poems.

August 9, 2009

Margaret Squires - Graduation...

Margaret Squires has moved to Bloomington, Indiana three times. The third time was in 1990, and she put down roots. As a psychotherapist, she has plenty of involvement with riveting stories of growth, and she encounters many rich metaphors, but she wants to write stories and poems too.

August 2, 2009

Poetry of David Wagoner - Whistling...

"It may best to learn what you have to learn without a gun. Not killing, but watching birds and animals go in and out of shelter, at will." Those lines are from David Wagoner's poem "Staying Alive."

July 26, 2009

Heather Derr-Smith - One Season from Another...

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Heather Derr-Smith reads from her new book The Bride Minaret the poems "One Season from Another," "Evening, Mount Vernon, Iowa" and "Ash-Sham."

July 19, 2009

Debra Kang Dean - Adam's Apple...

Debra Kang Dean reads her poems "Adam's Apple," "Medicine Ball," "Antennas," and an excerpt from "Traces" on this edition of The Poets Weave.

July 12, 2009

Margaret Squires - Dancing Fey...

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Squires reads a set of poems that grew out of her reactions to the live music scene in Bloomington, Indiana.

July 5, 2009

Bonnie Maurer - In Rohall's Diner...

Indianapolis poet, Bonnie Maurer, reads from her fourth book Reconfigured.

June 28, 2009

Maxine Kumin - from Say This of Horses

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Jenny Kander reads poems by Maxine Kumin from the book Say This of Horses: a collection of poems, edited by C.E. Greer and Jenny Kander.

June 21, 2009

Heather Derr-Smith - Cover, Bloom, & Iraqi-Style Fish Shop

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Heather Derr-Smith reads from her new book The Bride Minaret the poems "Cover," "Bloom," and "Iraqi-Style Fish Shop, Damascus."

June 14, 2009

Luke Hankins - Choirmaster...

Poet Luke Hankins will graduate from the Indiana University M.F.A. program in May, 2009. He reads his poems "Choirmaster," "Adam," and "Failure."

June 7, 2009

Bonnie Maurer - Invitation...

Bonnie Maurer earned her MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. She reads from her fourth book Reconfigured.

May 31, 2009

Ray Zdonek - Nocturnal . . .

Bloomington poet, Ray Zdonek, reads a selection of his works.

May 24, 2009

Jenny Burdge - Merci at the Flea Market Cafe . . .

Poet Jenny Burdge reads a selection of her work.

May 17, 2009

River Karner – Trying to Write . . .

Host Jenny Kander reads poems by Indiana-born poet, River Karner.

May 10, 2009

Debra Kang Dean - Soap, Weepline...

Debra Kang Dean is the author of <em>Back to Back</em>, a chapbook of poems, <em>News of Home</em>, and <em>Precipitates. </em>She teaches in the Asian American Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington and also in Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing Program.

May 3, 2009

Eric Rensberger - Allegorical Scene...

Eric Rensberger lives, works and writes locally (Bloomington).  He says, "Both in reading and in writing poetry, I feel I am part of a vast conspiracy of archivists to correct the inventory of time."

April 26, 2009

Sarah Wyatt Swanson - Inland Address...

Sarah Wyatt Swanson finished her MFA in Creative Writing at Indiana University in May 2008.  In this podcast, an extended version of the 5-minute on-air broadcast, she reads her poems "Inland Address," "You're Rumored To Be Everywhere," "Between Virginia and Indiana," and "As You Sleep, Leaves Rustling."

April 19, 2009

Elizabeth Hoover – Poems about the Photography of Saul Leiter

Elizabeth Hoover is an MFA student at Indiana University and a freelance writer. Her poetry has appeared in <em>RATTLE</em>, <em>The Cimarron Review</em>, <em>The Asheville Poetry Review</em>, <em>Hayden's Ferry Review</em>, and <em>Fourth River</em>. In this podcast, she reads a series of poems about the photography of Saul Leiter.

April 12, 2009

Charles Greer - Galloping Big May Trails...

Charles Greer has lived in southern Indiana more than 30 years, teaching at Indiana University.  He reads from a work-in-progress written in the Haibun form, which weaves short poetry - often haiku - with lyric prose.

April 5, 2009

Dustin Nightingale – The Pasquinades…

Dustin Nightingale's poetry has appeared in various journals including <em>Margie, Portland Review, barnwood press </em>and<em> Cimarron Review</em>. His book manuscript has been a finalist for various contests, including The National Poetry Series.

March 29, 2009

Jane Hilberry - My Mother’s Beauty, Train Whistle, and Crazy Jane

Jane Hilberry teaches literature and creative writing at Colorado College.  Jenny Kander reads Hilberry's poems "My Mothers Beauty," "Train Whistle," and "Crazy Jane."

March 22, 2009

Eric Rensberger - Useful, Trillion, 2/26/09. . .

Eric Rensberger says, "I find my poems in my body, in the newspaper, and in the night.  I have to take great care in extracting them."  He reads his poems "Useful," Trillion," "2/26/09," "Moonlight," and "What We Found" on this edition of The Poets Weave.

March 15, 2009

Sarah Ruhlen - Untitled, Can't Get Me, and Trains

Sarah Ruhlen reads an untitled selection and "Can't Get Me," and "Trains" on this edition of <em>The Poets Weave</em>, hosted by Christopher Citro.

March 8, 2009

Mary Ramsay – Without a Porchlight...

Bloomington poet, Mary Ramsay will be turning 50 this year (2009), but her 9-year-old granddaughter says that she's still not old.

March 1, 2009

Charles Greer - Late Winter...

Charles Greer has lived in southern Indiana more than 30 years, teaching at Indiana University.  He reads from a work-in-progress written in the Haibun form, which weaves short poetry - often haiku - with lyric prose.

February 22, 2009

F. Richard Thomas - The Journey at 65...

"Who can tell me the wind does not speak through the agave..." The opening lines of "44<sup>th</sup> Aniversary" by F. Richard "Dick" Thomas.  Jenny Kander reads his poems "The Journey at 65," "Father, 1909-1978," "Celebration," "Free, " and "44<sup>th</sup> Aniversary" on this episode of <em>The Poets Weave</em>.

February 16, 2009

Tony Brewer - Trees are Poems to a Typewriter in the Woods…

Tony Brewer reads his poems "Trees are Poems to a Typewriter in the Woods" and "Technology Abides" on this edition of <em>The Poets Weave</em>.

February 8, 2009

A. Loudermilk - Thalilomide, For the Great Aunt Who...

The first two-and-a-half lines of A. Loudermilk's poem "Daring Love," introduces this Poets Weave program featuring his poems.

February 1, 2009

Guest: Mary Ramsay - "This Year" and "Escaping the Office"

Mary Ramsay moved to the Bloomington area in 1984 and lives in a 110-year-old house with her husband and dachshund.  She reads her poems "This Year," "Snowfall," and "Escaping the Office" on this edition of The Poets Weave.

January 25, 2009

Guest: Elsa Marston - Scenes in a Roman Theatre

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January 18, 2009

Poetry of Change

On this episode before the inauguration of Barack Obama - America's 44<sup>th</sup> president, Jenny Kander reads poems of change, the new, and hope.

January 11, 2009

Guest: Christopher Citro, Part 2

Poet Christopher Citro reads a selection of his poetry.

January 6, 2009

Guest: Jenny Kander

<em>The Poets Weave</em> host Jenny Kander shares some poems from her Ditsy Dee series.

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