Big thanks to Poetry Spoken Here for including my reading of my poem “Other Ways” in their most recent episode. My poem is second up, but the whole episode is wonderfully diverse with some incredible poets. Here’s the line up:
- Walter Worden, Middletown, New York – “Anthem”
- Trish Hopkinson, Provo, Utah – “Other Ways”
- Jared Smith, Lafayette, Colorado – “There is a Song in all Poetry”
- Blake More, Mendocino, California – “Dirty Word”
- Peter F. Crowley, Boston area – “Time’s Recurrence and Vanishing”
- Celia A. Sorhaindo, Dominica – “Ajai Alai”
- Jennifer Dotson, Highland Park, Illinois – “Late Night Talk Show Fantasy”
- Michael Warr with translation by Chun Yu, San Francisco, California – “To Your Assailant—Who Attacks us All” (a rant in progress written in response to violent attacks against Asians during the COVID-19 crisis)
For tips on how to record your own audio poem, check out this great article How to record a poem like a pro up on Young Poets Network.
I wanted to more about how this podcast, so I asked host Charlie Rossiter a few questions to find out. See my interview with Rossiter and a link to submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Poetry Spoken Here.
ROSSITER: Poetry Spoken Here is a podcast series from host Charlie Rossiter and producer/technical director, Jack Rossiter-Munley. Episodes feature interviews with poets, and examinations of poets and poetic themes of the past and present. Poetry Spoken Here can be found on iTunes, stitcher, and soundcloud.
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If you are searching for poetic community and an outlet for your pent up creative energy, this is an opportunity to share your poetry and be inspired by the poetry of others while you’re at home avoiding the Coronavirus.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
ROSSITER: Audio recordings no more than 5 minutes in total length. State your name, where you’re from, give the title of your poem, and read the poem. If you want to include a sentence about yourself and/or the poem, feel free to include that as well.
HOPKINSON: Where can we send submissions?
ROSSITER: Attach to an e-mail. Title: YOUR NAME // WHERE YOU ARE FROM // POEM TITLE and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Year-round
SUBMISSION FEE: None