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January 29, 2023


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Joe Betz reads "Cannon in the Bean Field," "Having Been Called Dirt," "Farmer Suicide Wherein a Proclamation on Parenting Enters," and "Gratitude with Mixed Religious Metaphors."

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Erica Anderson-Senter reads "In the Naked Night," "The One Where a Small Horse Eats the Heart of a Man Who Left," and "Notes on Being a Ghost."


January 15, 2023


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Emily Bobo reads "The Tale about the Land of Cockaigne." The original version of this tale is a brag where each line is a bigger lie about how great the Land of Cockaigne was.


January 8, 2023


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Austin Davis reads "Lotus & Depression," "Lotus & Another Day," "Lotus & Holidaze," and "Lotus..."


January 1, 2023


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Beth Lodge-Rigal reads "Another Country," "Landing," and "Dear Daughter-."


December 25, 2022


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Patsy Rahn reads "Books," "Evolution," "Ode to Joy," "In this Moment of Good Night," and "The Package."


December 18, 2022


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Erica Anderson-Senter reads "Portrait of a Summer Night: A Mother Highlighted," "A Glossary of River Words - A story of loss," and "How to Leave a Chicago Bar after a Panic Attack Around 11 AM."


December 11, 2022


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I Sing to Myself While Driving to Indianapolis Airport

Lisa Kwong reads "Childhood Fade in Litany," "I Sing to Myself While Driving to Indianapolis Airport," and "S'mores and Smoke."

December 4, 2022


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How Some Children Played at Slaughtering

Emily Bobo reads her re-telling of a fairytale about how some children watched their father slaughter a pig, then imitated him in play.

November 27, 2022


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Steve Henn reads his poems "Columbia, Misery," "Poem for the Mother of My Children," and "Dissociation."

November 20, 2022


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Joe Betz reads "Knuckle Up," "Against the Wind," and "Sweet Corn."

November 13, 2022


Bronislava Volkova

The Mystery of Twilight

Bronislava Volkova reads "Dawn spreads its transparent fingers," "It is time," "Human love sails forth," "I love the quiet," "Once upon a Time," "I have arrived," and "To be caught up in a briar-patch can suddenly become."

November 6, 2022


Lisa Kwong

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Lisa Kwong reads "An AppalAsian Finds Home in Bloomington, Indiana" and "Searching for Wonton Soup."

October 30, 2022


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Steve reads his poems from his book American Male: "Loss or One for Josh Wildman," "How in God’s Holy Name is This Boy Ever Going to Survive?," "The Dad Rules," "The Spirit Moving Through Me."

October 23, 2022



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Austin Davis reads "Lotus and the Meteors" and "Lotus and Loss."

October 16, 2022


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Bronislava Volkova reads "When I meander into the groves," "I hear," "Steep streams of water," "You are leaving, you will leave, you have left," "An invitation to be," and "I am the moon."

October 2, 2022


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Lisa Kwong reads "Poem for My Mother Who Dared Beyond Tai Shan."

September 18, 2022


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Austin Davis reads "The World Will End Tonight," "Lotus & Fear," and "Lotus & Love.

September 4, 2022


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Lisa Kwong reads "On the 42nd Anniversary of My Father’s Swim from China, 10/17/2015" and "The Baby Behind the Cash Register at Canton Restaurant."

May 29, 2022


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Joe Betz reads "Soot," "Portage, IN," and "Red-Winged Blackbird."

May 8, 2022


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Via Zoom from Prague, Bronislava Volková reads "There is no intermediary," "There is no time, only water," "Thre is a way of Chestnut trees," "We are the orphans of the meadows and drink," "Dear Fufi," and "The deaf and dumb hand."

April 17, 2022


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Steve Henn reads his poems "The Dawning," "Father's Day, Fishing," "Perfectly Natural."

February 6, 2022


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Doug Paul Case reads "Pink Confetti," "Sorry the Plant You Gave Me Is Dead," and "Is A Cabin in the Middle of Nowhere Still in the Middle of Nowhere."

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Carrie Newcomer reads "Even Then" and "A Million-Mile Tail."

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Samandar Ghaus reads their poem "Coming Out Day."

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