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“Writing in this way allows me to put order in this disordered world.”
Tags: AA, addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alexis Ivy, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Helfgott Hyett, beatnik generation, community, Frances Donovan, homeless, poems, PoemWorks, poetry, recovery, Romance with Small-Time Crooks, Saturnalia, Saturnalia Books, sobriety, sonnets, substance abuse, Taking the Homeless Census, teaching, teaching writing, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project
Enzo Silon Surin discusses his debut poetry collection, WHEN MY BODY WAS A CLINCHED FIST.
Tags: adolescence, anger, anxiety, Cate Marvin, Central Square Press, childhood, childhood trauma, debut collection, Enzo Silon Surin, Finishing Line Press, Frances Donovan, gang, gang violence, Haiti, Haitian, Higher Ground, Illmatic, immigrants, Lesley University, Letter of Resignation, masculinity, Music, Nas, new york, New York City, NYC, Peter Levine, poems, poetry, psychology, queens, street violence, teaching, teaching writing, therapy, toxic masculinity, trauma, Trauma and Memory, war on drugs, When My Body Was a Clinched Fist
Diane Seuss discusses her most recent collection, STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL.
Tags: academia, Conrad Hilberry, Diane Seuss, experimentation, form, Four-Legged Girl, Frances Donovan, iambic pentameter, Kevin Young, libraries, library, Looking at the Overlooked, mysticism, Norman Bryson, poems, poetry, research, rural, rural life, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, teaching, teaching writing
Kwoya Fagin Maples discusses her poetry collection, MEND.
Tags: Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, black women, Brutal Imagination, Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady, crown of sonnets, Finishing Line Press, Frances Donovan, gynecology, Harriet Washington, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Laura Secord, Lisa Williams, Literary Community, Marion Sims, Medical Apartheid, Mend, Obstetrics, poetry, research, science, scientific racism, slavery, Something of Yours, sonnet
Jennifer Martelli discusses her new collection of poetry, MY TARANTELLA.
Tags: Bordighera Press, Christine Blasey Ford, election 2016, Elizabeth Bishop, Frances Donovan, Helen Barolini, Hillary Clinton, homosexuality, Italian-American, Jennifer Martelli, Kitty Genovese, Laura Jensen, LGBTQ, lucie brock-broido, Lucille Clifton, Marcia M. Gallo, marie howe, Mary Ann Zielonko, Mary Karr, My Tarantella, poetry, recovery, Rilke, Sharon Olds, Simone Weil, spirituality, sylvia plath, The Uncanny Valley, Wallace Stevens, Winston Moseley