"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is'."
Micah Ling earned her MFA in poetry at Indiana University. She has three collections of poetry, published by Sunnyoutside Press (Buffalo, NY): Three Islands, Sweetgrass, and Settlement. In 2011, she won the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Emerging Author Award.
Micah also writes freelance music reviews and manages her own website, Ringside Reviews.com.
On this extended The Poets Weave podcast, Micah reads poems from her latest book and then joins us for a conversation about the connection to "place" in her poetry and her use of repeated titles like "Settlement" and how her understanding of that word/concept has evolved.