The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

C. R. Grimmer

Welcome to the Podcast Segment of YouTube's "The Poetry Vlog": http://youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog.

Tune in for 30-minute guest discussions connecting poetry, cultural studies, and social justice. Guests range from published poets, scholars, and artists to folx just entering these conversations.

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Professor A.D. Carson (AKA "Aydee the Great") discusses "academic rap," Black Studies, insights on his album and mixtap/e/ssay 'i used to love to dream'. This episode offers strategies for scholars, students, and arts communities to think about the intersections of genre, sound, form, multimodality, and race. The Poetry Vlog Season 4 debuts with a special edition where you can listen (for free!!!) and read the full mixtap/e/ssay using the below link. This is because of the incredible work being done for Open Access Scholarship by University of Michigan Press' Fulcrum: ✔︎ https://www.fulcrum.org/concern/monographs/m900nw52n. For a transcript of this episode, visit the YouTube edition at https://www.youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog. Learn more about this project at https://www.thepoetryvlog.com/thepoetryvlog. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 9

28 min 58 sec

Dr. Stevi Costa (AKA Sailor St. Claire) discusses Queer and Feminist burlesque as poetry. She performs from "Striptease: The Untold Story of the Girlie Show" by Rachel Stein and shares her experiences performing with Noveltease Theatre and offers strategies for scholars, students, and arts communities to think about the intersections of burlesque performance, multimodality, and intersectional feminism.  This episode was originally scheduled for Season 3's final installment, but was pushed to Season 4 due to COVID restraints and a turn in TPV focus to the #supportblacktranspoets). Learn more at https://www.thepoetryvlog.com/thepoetryvlog. For a transcript of this episode, visit the YouTube edition at https://www.youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2

23 min 32 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/Hl1jWydoCOI) Author Somaiya Daud returns and discusses erasure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how the comic Monstress gets it right, and about representation and perspective in writing characters and story lines. -- About Somaiya: Somaiya lives, works, and writes from Seattle, Washington. In 2018 her debut novel, Mirage, was released in the United States with Flatiron Books and the United Kingdom with Hodder & Stoughton. It was hailed as “poetically written”, “immersive and captivating” and “beautiful and necessary” by The School Library Journal, Booklist and Entertainment Weekly. Mirage has been shortlisted for the Children’s Africana Book Award and the Arab American Book Award. In 2020 Somaiya received her PhD in English Literature studies with a focus on world literature and nineteenth-century orientalism. Website: (https://www.somaiyabooks.com) //  Twitter: (@somaiyadaud) //  Instagram: (@somaiiiya) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Spring 2020 Student Team: Gene Wang - Video Editor  // Emily Oomen - Video Editor  // Mimi Hoang - Illustrator // Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing Coordinator // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2020

31 min 44 sec

Join student team member Kristin for a quick tutorial on jump-starting your productivity during quarantine, whether you're learning or working from home. Click here for the PDF of this episode designed by Mimi Hoang: https://www.thepoetryvlog.com/kristin-and-mimi-s-handout Resources from this episode: https://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19#healthcarehygienesupport -- About Kristin: Kristin (she/her) studies Sociology and Comparative Literature and is in her last year at UW. Originally from Connecticut, she moved to Seattle in 2015 and earned her associate’s at North Seattle College before transferring to UW. She is a fan of hiking, long road trips, spooky movies, and ice cream. Kristin currently works at a history museum and lives in Capitol Hill with her orange tabby, Marceline. About Mimi:  Mimi Hoang (she/her) is a current standing junior working to earn her B.A in English at the University of Washington. She also hopes to work up to get a Masters in Library Science to work at her local library one day. Outside of school, she is an artist, a writer, a hobbyist and a world-builder who works on character design for fun. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching anime, cooking, baking, sleeping, and most of all, drawing. ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Spring 2020 Student Team: Gene Wang - Video Editor  // Emily Oomen - Video Editor  // Mimi Hoang - Illustrator // Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing Coordinator // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.

May 2020

10 min 58 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/FsRWdc1b_z0) On this episode of The Poetry Vlog, poet and educator Jane Wong reads her original work and discusses how poetry can relate to our experiences of class, labor and community. -- About Jane: Jane Wong's poems can be found in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, POETRY, AGNI, Third Coast, New England Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney's, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Artist Trust, 4Culture, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf, Willapa Bay AiR, Hedgebrook, the Jentel Foundation, SAFTA, and Mineral School. This July, she will be Sarabande’s Writer-in-Residence at Blackacre.  She is the author of Overpour from Action Books, and How to Not Be Afraid of Everything, which is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University. In 2017, she received the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist award for Washington artists. Website: (janewongwriter.com) // Instagram: (@paradeofcats) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Spring 2020 Student Team:  Gene Wang - Video Editor  //  Emily Oomen - Video Editor  //  Mimi Hoang - Illustrator //  Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing Coordinator //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2020

27 min 21 sec

Tune in for this podcast-only episode with host C. R. Grimmer and the instructors behind ModPo, Anna and Davy, as they discuss the importance behind open-access education around poetry. Accessibility takes on multiple valences in this conversation, from thinking about the disability or self-termed "crip" communities to accessible costs, to geographic location. ModPo also has a large international base of students and colleagues who are studying a largely Americanist archive; Davy and Anna are generous in this episode about dipping into the ethics and histories around how we teach a poetry archive, how we negotiate meaning, and ways we can both critique power dynamics and create new, more livable futures. Find more about ModPo here: Website: (http://modpo.org) // Instagram: (@mod_po) // Twitter: (@modpopenn) // Facebook: (@modpo) //  -- About Davy: Davy Knittle is a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania who works in the fields of feminist, queer, and trans theory, environmental humanities, and multiethnic U.S. writing. His dissertation, "Queer with the City: Environmental Justice, Racial Capitalism, and the Poetics of Urban Change," uses literary accounts of gender, sexuality, and kinship as lenses for reading the relationship between natural and built environments in the globalizing U.S. city. His critical work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Women's Studies Quarterly, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Planning Perspectives, and Modern Language Studies. He is a reviews editor for Jacket2, curates the City Planning Poetics talk and reading series at the Kelly Writers House, and organizes with Penn's Trans Literacy Project.  About Anna: Anna Safford is a teacher and writer based in Philadelphia. She teaches poetry and writing at the University of Pennsylvania and she is the overall course coordinator for ModPo, a free MOOC hosted by the Kelly Writers House and Coursera. Her poems and essays can be found at Cleaver, Peregrine, Tinge, and others. ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2020

31 min 32 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/26HAAyWZPD0) Poet and educator Adam Falkner reads his original work and discusses the value of telling our stories, as well as the value in exploring queer identity by writing into our internal contradictions.  --  About Adam:   Dr. Adam Falkner is a poet, educator and arts & culture strategist. He is the author of Adoption (Winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Award) and The Willies (Button Poetry, 2020), and his work has appeared in a range of print and media spaces including on programming for HBO, NBC, NPR, BET, in the New York Times, and elsewhere. A former high school English teacher in New York City’s public schools, Adam is the Founder and Executive Director of the pioneering diversity consulting initiative, the Dialogue Arts Project, in which capacity he develops and facilitates trainings for schools, companies and cultural institutions across the country. Adam has toured the United States as a guest artist, lecturer and trainer for thousands of students, educators and corporate employees, and was the featured performer at President Obama’s Grassroots Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. He holds a Ph.D. in English and Education from Columbia University.    Website: (http://www.adamfalknerarts.com) //  Instagram: (@adam_falkner) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Winter 2020 Student Team: Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Evelyn Niu - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2020

23 min 47 sec

The first podcast-only episode of the season! Irène Mathieu reads from and discusses her newest manuscript, Grand Marronage, and delves into the lasting impact of historical oppression, the role of geography in this history, and her own experiences with these.  --  About Irène: Dr. Irène P. Mathieu (she/her) is an academic pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher who has lived and worked in the United States, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, and elsewhere. Her work is focused on community-engaged and mixed-methods research, medical education, and health equity. Irène is the author of Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), which was selected as Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize and runner-up for the Cave Canem/Northwestern book prize; orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), which won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize; and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press, 2014). Other honors include Yemassee Journal‘s Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention and Editor’s Choice in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry contest, and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, Foundry, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Irène is a poetry book reviewer for Muzzle Magazine and an editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine‘s humanities section. [More at irenemathieu.com] Website: (https://irenemathieu.com) //  Twitter: (@gumbo_amando) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Winter 2020 Student Team:  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Evelyn Niu - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 2020

34 min 22 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/5zt--YemFXU) This week on TPV, Prageeta Sharma reads from her book Grief Sequence, discusses the elegy form, and about connecting with abstraction.  -- About Prageeta: [From https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/prageeta-sharma] Poet Prageeta Sharma was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her parents emigrated from India in 1969, and Sharma was raised a Hindu. She has acknowledged the influence of her parents’ religion on her poetry: “I was taught to honor knowledge and books like a religion and so for me poetry keeps this relationship close, true, active,” she told the journal Willow Springs. Sharma attended Simon’s Rock College of Bard as an undergraduate and earned her MFA from Brown University and an MA in media studies from The New School. Her collections of poetry include Bliss to Fill (2000), The Opening Question (2004), which won the Fence Modern Poets Prize, Infamous Landscapes (2007), Undergloom (2013), and Grief Sequence (2019). Sharma has spoken of her work in terms of thought rather than narrative. In Willow Springs, she noted, “It’s important to explore a variety of cognitive experiences in the poem rather than just telling a story.”   Sharma’s honors and awards include a Howard Foundation Award. She has taught at the New School, Goddard College, and the University of Montana-Missoula. She is the Henry G. Lee professor of English at Pomona College as well as the founder and president of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Studies. Twitter: (https://twitter.com/prapra) //  Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/prapramt) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 2020

27 min 52 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/mnfPoHxuXtE) Poet Jericho Brown joins TPV and reads his original work, discusses religion and the symbolism behind flowers in his writing, and the issues surrounding our search for similarities between ourselves and others. -- About Jericho: Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.  Website: (https://www.jerichobrown.com) // Twitter: (https://twitter.com/jerichobrown) // Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/jerichobrown1) //  Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/jerichobrown) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 2020

28 min 29 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/HNkSf9dS4J8)  Writer and educator Rachel Edelman returns to TPV, reciting and discussing her original work, exploring connections between lineage, migration, and matriarchy, and unpacking the music and meaning from Hooray for the Riff Raff.  --  About Rachel:  Rachel Edelman grew up in a Jewish family in Memphis, Tennessee. Raised with a keen commitment to social justice and love of the outdoors, she spent much of her childhood reading historical fiction in her grandparents' magnolia tree. Rachel holds MFA in poetry from the University of Washington, where she taught composition and creative writing. She has been awarded an artist's residency at The Mineral School at Mt. Rainier, a Loren D. Milliman Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets Prizes. Her poems, essays, and criticism have been published or are forthcoming in publications such as Beloit Poetry Journal, The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, Southern Humanities Review, Scout Poetry, and The Critical Flame. She is currently at work on collections of poems and essays. Rachel graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. cum laude in English and geology. Following her undergraduate studies, she worked as an environmental educator and non-profit communications and development officer in Maine and Colorado. She now teaches high school English in Seattle.  Website: (https://www.rachelsedelman.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/rachelsedelman) //  Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/rachelsedelman) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

29 min 56 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/ZCqxFC-Nc1U)  Writer and educator Casandra Lopez reads and discusses her original work, the ethics of trauma narratives, & fostering art, creativity, and connection through car remodeling.  --  About Casandra: Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian (Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño) writer who’s received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with the School of Advanced Research and Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, Where Bullet Breaks was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center and her poetry collection, Brother Bullet is forthcoming from University of Arizona. She’s a founding editor of As/Us: A Space For Women Of The World  and teaches at Northwest Indian College.  Website: (https://casandramlopez.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/casandramlopez) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

25 min 39 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/oYWmqDqVZwc)  This week, poet Julie Carr reads from her most recent work and discusses poetry as it relates to installation art, the body in relation to performance and dance, the resurgence of the lyric, and the concept of blending the self.  --  About Julie:  Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Julie Carr lives in Denver with Tim Roberts and their three children.  She is the author of seven books of poetry and two works of prose, with forthcoming works in both genres. Her poems and essays have appeared in such journals as The Nation, Boston Review, APR, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Volt, A Public Space, 1913, The Baffler and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including: The Best American Poetry (Sribner); Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books); Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press); Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (W.W. Norton); Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books; and &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing 2013, The Force of What's Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde (Nightboat Books), Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of Eight Hybrid Literary Genres (Rose Metal Press), The Volta Book of Poets (Sidebrow Books) among others. Honors and awards include The Sawtooth Poetry Award, A National Poetry Series selection, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2010-2011).   A former dancer, she now collaborates regularly with dance-artist K.J. Holmes. With Tim Roberts she is the co-director of Counterpath, an independent literary press and a bookstore/gallery/performance space/community garden in Denver. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the English department and the Intermedia Arts Writing and Performance Ph.D. where she teaches courses in poetry and poetics from the eighteenth century to the present.  More on Julie:  Website: (http://www.juliecarrpoet.com) //  Real Life Installation: (https://www.reallifeaninstallation.com) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

25 min 33 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/v2FSQu9jJiQ)  Poet and teacher Laura Da’ reads her new work & discusses the concept of "city" in the Shawnee language, understanding health and the body in relation to the mind and colonialism, and the effects of proper nouns in writing.  --  About Laura: Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Writers Program.  Her first book, Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her latest book is Instruments of the True Measure, published by the University of Arizona Press. More on Laura: Website: (http://www.laurada.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/laura_l_da) // Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/lauralda) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

26 min 50 sec

Watch the YouTube version here: (https://youtu.be/f9QBmPL_l-Y) Novelist SJ Sindu reads an original piece and discusses bringing poetic sensibility to prose writing, self-healing and establishing boundaries, and navigating femmephobia as a femme writer.  --  About Sindu: SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award. Sindu is also the author of the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. An Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Sindu holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu’s second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming from Soho Press.  More on Sindu:  Website: (http://sjsindu.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/SJSindu) //  IG: (https://www.instagram.com/sjsindu) //  FB: (https://www.facebook.com/SjSindu) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

26 min 37 sec

Watch the YouTube version here: (https://youtu.be/Mj0BGd4pLG0) This week on The Poetry Vlog, Patrick Milian from Patrick and Pop Culture discusses Lana Del Rey’s most recent album and how it connects to the work of 20th-century poet John Ashbery.  -- About Patrick: Patrick Milian is an instructor at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. He has been a David A. Robertson Fellow, William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season. He received his PhD from the University of Washington. More on Patrick: Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/patrick.milian) // Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/patrick.milian.73) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2019

10 min 39 sec

Watch the YouTube episode here: https://youtu.be/2l4f50GM0EI This week, writer and artist Benjamin Ficklin reads his original work and discusses cross-genres, including rhythm as a cross-genre tool in fiction writing and performance, cross-border work and violence with the writings of Roberto Bolaño, and understanding white privilege as it relates to activism.  --  About Benjamin:  Benjamin McPherson Ficklin was born in Portland, Oregon and now spends most of his life travelling. Outside of his writing and photography, he works as a gongfu tea-master, teacher, commercial salmon fisherman, and ulu farmer. His work has been published in Lomography, wildness, Ursus Americanus Press, Clackamas Literary Review, Autre, Objects Food Rooms, Voice Magazine, and all three anthologies by The StoneCutters Union.  More on Benjamin: Website: (http://benmf.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/artsbmf) (@artsBMF) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2019

30 min 23 sec

Catch the YouTube version of this episode: (https://youtu.be/ymy4I_qoRv8). -- Poet, writer, and scholar Larissa Lai reads and discusses her original works, the differences between fiction and poetry, and introduces Affect Theory as a comparison to the enlightenment-bound self.  --  About Larissa: Larissa Lai has authored six books including Salt Fish Girl and The Tiger Flu. Recipient of an Astraea Award and finalist for the Lambda Award, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award (twice), the Sunburst Award, the W.O. Mitchell Award (twice including this time), the bpNichol Chapbook Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, where she directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing. She makes her home in Calgary (Brentwood) where she lives with her father.  (www.larissalai.com) // (www.tiahouse.ca) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2019

26 min 45 sec

Catch the YouTube version of this episode: (https://youtu.be/0V2za1q6D_E).  --  Poet and educator Chen Chen reads an original poem and discusses writing trauma, vulnerability & expectations, queer kinship & community, and how it all connects with "Home Alone."  --  About Chen: Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently You MUST Use the Word Smoothie (Sundress Publications, 2019) and Gesundheit! (with Sam Herschel Wein and forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press, fall 2019). His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2017). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence and co-runs the journal, Underblong. He lives in Waltham, MA with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug, Mr. Rupert Giles.  (chenchenwrites.com) //  (twitter.com/chenchenwrites) //  (instagram.com/chenchenwrites) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2019

29 min 32 sec

This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read their own poem, "Handplay," which we will discuss even more in tomorrow's longer episode. This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

3 min 9 sec

This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read their very own work, "Once I Tried to Kill a Man," which we will chat about later this week in our longer episode. This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

3 min 40 sec

This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read J Jennifer Espinoza's poem, "The Moon is Trans" This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

3 min 37 sec

This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read J Jennifer Espinoza's poem, "A Guide to Reading Trans Literature." This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

4 min 22 sec

About: In this episode, 2019 National Youth Poet Laureates and Ambassadors Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr, Jackson Neal, Kara Jackson, and Azura Tyabji participate in a webinar before their spoken word poetry performances at The Library of Congress. We celebrate National Poetry Month, discuss "democracy" as a complex and at times troublesome word for youth poet and artist-activists, the complex privileges and histories of performing in The Library of Congress, and each writer's intentions for their time together as the 2019 cohort. *"speaking" typo -- Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr, not Whiting, and then Haviland Whiting! The day after this webinar, Kara Jackson was named the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate! Check out her episode below, but also send her your congrats. Note, too: this is not about one poet being named National Youth Poet Laureate. You'll be seeing these rad artists and activists all year as a coalitional cohort, so go say hi to them and comment below or on their sites with your appreciation! - Art in thumbnail by: ✔︎ https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerYoungArtandDesign Available through: ✔︎ https://amplifier.org/ - Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/karajackson/ Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/azuratyabji/ Houston Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/JacksonNeal1/ National Youth Poet Laureate Director Dr. Camea Davis's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/cameadavistpv/ Youth Poet Laureates Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr's and Haviland Whiting are both forthcoming later this year. Stay tuned! Special shout out to Dr. Camea Davis, Urban Word NYC, and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program (see links below) for putting together such a rad collaboration. - The National Youth Poet Laureate Program, Urban Word NYC, and Dr. Camea Davis: ✔︎ https://www.youthlaureate.org/ ✔︎ https://urbanwordnyc.org/ ✔︎ https://cameadavis.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). ● --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

34 min 27 sec

This episode concludes a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine. I chat with Co-Editor and Oregon Literary Arts Fellow, Colleen Burner, on starting the online journal, calling for submission, creating a cohesive aesthetic, and being inspired by writer Shirley Jackson. Shirley Magazine is an online Fiction and Hybrid Forms Magazine in Portland, OR, edited by Colleen Burner and Lauren Perez. For clips from the journal, listen to two-minute readings on the weekdays of April in this podcast. To read the online copy for FREE (cool!), check out the links below. Issue 13 was just released April 29th, so it's fresh beauty at the time of this posting! - YouTube Edition: bit.ly/shirleymag - Shirley Magazine and Issue 13: https://shirleymag.com/ - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

24 min 12 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

5 min 1 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

5 min 11 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

4 min 49 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

5 min 36 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

7 min 16 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Laura Paul reading "To Have a Body." - Link to full piece:   Issue 9, December 2017: http://www.shirleymag.com/s/Issue-9-archive.pdf - About Laura Paul:   Laura Paul is a writer living in Los Angeles. Previously, her work has been published by the Brooklyn Rail, Entropy Magazine, Shirley Magazine, Soft Cartel, and featured at the West Hollywood Book Fair and Los Angeles Zine Fair. She is the author of Entropy Magazine's monthly horoscope column, Stars to Stories, and since June 2018 she's been filming a weekly video series of her poetry at poemvideo.com. Raised in Sacramento, she earned her B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle and her Master's degree from UCLA. She can be found at laurapaulwriter.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @laura_n_paul  - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 58 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kelli Nicholson reading "All Gristle and Pulse." -  The story "All Gristle and Pulse" appeared in Issue Ten of Shirley Magazine. Kelli's work has also appeared in Passages North, Moon City Review, and others. More of Kelli's work can be found on their website - www.lwnicholson.com. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

5 min 1 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 58 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 38 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 44 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 58 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

4 min 8 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

4 min 15 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kelly Krumrie reading "I Now Begin." - Link to full piece: Issue Eight, http://www.shirleymag.com/archive - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

7 min 14 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel reading "Carry the Forest Home." - Link to full piece:   http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-ten/#carry-the-forest-home - More on Kisha: visit   https://www.kishalewellynschlegel.com/ or say hi at https://www.instagram.com/KishaSchlegel - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

5 min 16 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Thea Prieto reading "The Shrines." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles#the-shrines-by-thea-prieto - More on Thea: visit theaprieto.com, facebook.com/thea.prieto, and their work running The Gravity of the Thing's Twitter profile over at https://www.twitter.com/GravityThing/ - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 54 sec

 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - Today's reader: Kayla Eason reading "To Memorize." For more, read the piece here: http://www.shirleymag.com/#new-page-3. For more Kayla, visit https://www.kaylaeason.com/ . - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 49 sec

 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - Today's reader: Alissa Hattman reading "THE FOX FACE." “The Fox Face,” is a retelling of “The Fox Skin” by Guðmundur Gíslason Hagalín (1923). Find it in Shirley Magazine, Issue 12. Find Alissa at www.alissahattman.com or on twitter at @alissahattman and Instagram at @alissahattman. - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

3 min 47 sec

 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Derek Andersen reading "Male Bonding." For more, follow this link to Shirley Magazine and stay tuned for this piece in the upcoming issue, which will be released April 29th.  -  - More on Derek Andersen:    Derek Andersen is an Illinois Wesleyan alum, working as a copywriter in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Riggwelter, Ghost Parachute, X-R-A-Y, Shirley Magazine, and on WinningWriters.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DerekJAnd.    - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

4 min 7 sec

This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - Today's reader: Lucie Bonvalet reading "The Gloves." For more, follow this link to the Shirley Magazine issue. For more of Lucie Bonvalet's work, follow these links to Josepha and On Tinnitus. For Lucie's visual art, check out this link to Lucie's instagram. - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

5 min 19 sec

I have had a good year so far with poetry acceptances! I'll be doing some live poetry readings this spring, but here you get a peek into an online published poem of mine, "Hewn." FIVE:2:ONE published it as part of their rad online daily publications, #sideshow, so it is a fun, quick, and easy one share with you all!  It is from my manuscript, The Lyme Letters. It's a finished manuscript and under review for publication at a few places (noted in the video)!  - The next three coming up this year are from my in-progress-manuscript, "Ezekiel," and will be in some of my favorite spots, like "POETRY Magazine," "FENCE," and "[PANK]". Comment with your thoughts, because it's fun to take a five minute break from interviewing and researching to just read you a poem :).   - Link to published poem:    ✔︎ http://five2onemagazine.com/five-poem...   ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

4 min 50 sec

YouTube version: bit.ly/abolishprisons - In this episode of The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer, Winona State University Professor MaryJo Klinker’s Class, WGSS 374 joins us for a mass incarceration education and prison abolition poetry reading. I used equipment provided by The Mellon Foundation to Facebook Livestream with the class, reading Prison Abolition and Anti-Racist activist Marilyn Buck’s poem, “Wild Poppies,” and Black Trans activist, state rep, and abolitionist Andrea Jenkins’s poem, “Eighteen.” While I read, The Winona State students type in incarceration statistics, especially related to trans and queer womxn who identify as LGBTQIA+. At the end, we link to external partnerships so you can not just read and learn about the prison industrial complex, but also ACT. #blacklivesmatter #abolishprisons #lgbtqia #transpoets #queerpoets  --  Our request to you:  ✔︎ Add more info for knowledge in the comments below. We are building a resource. ✔︎ Donate or contribute to be in coalition via the links below. ✔︎ Share this as an educational resource. &, when you share: say why you care about this! -- Marilyn Buck’s “Wild Poppies” Poem and Recording: ✔︎ https://freedomarchives.org/wildpoppies/wild_poppies_poem.html -- Andrea Jenkin’s “Eighteen” Poem:  ✔︎ https://placesjournal.org/article/eig...   -- Original live video: ✔︎ https://facebook.com/thepoetryvlog/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).

Mar 2019

17 min 19 sec

Receive notifications when new episodes go live (and help me reach the benchmark that allows for a unique YouTube URL ;)).  YouTube Edition of this episode (LOTS of legit sparkly add-ons that are YouTube only!) (https://youtu.be/ydt_IjyDA6M) - About: In this episode of The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer, 2019 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji reads "India Poems." We discuss Arundhati Roy, diaspora, and how to navigate instagram, twitter, and related social media when sharing trauma narratives -- especially ones that are not our own. How does this connect to poetry? In part because Azura is a skilled performance poet, too, and shares her experiences and insight around related ethical dilemmas in slam, open mic, and print poetry practices -- especially when we are "branding" ourselves based on those trauma narratives that we share in social activisms.  -  On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: (https://www.azuratyabji.com/) - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji)  -  On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: (youthlaureate.org) (urbanwordnyc.org) - - Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2019

43 min 45 sec

Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast (and located here in Seattle), Azura Tyabji. Today, she reads usIndia Poems." Join us later this week for our longer chat about this poem, being on social media, trauma commodification, diaspora, and coalition building! For recent collaboration episodes with the Youth Poet Laureate Program, tune in to the last two weeks here on the podcast or visit the YouTube channel (bit.ly/thepoetryvlog). - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: (youthlaureate.org) // (urbanwordnyc.org) - Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).

Mar 2019

5 min 11 sec

Today's flash briefing poetry reading is Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast (and located here in Seattle), Azura Tyabji. Today, she reads us Kyle Dargan's poem, "Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn." Join us later this week for our longer chat on social media, trauma commodification, diaspora, and coalition building! For recent collaboration episodes with the Youth Poet Laureate Program, tune in to the last two weeks here on the podcast or visit the YouTube channel (bit.ly/thepoetryvlog). - Transcript of Kyle Dargan's "Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn," originally published in Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora - On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: https://www.azuratyabji.com/ - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji) - On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: (youthlaureate.org) // (urbanwordnyc.org) - Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).

Mar 2019

3 min 2 sec