Poets Ruben Quesada and Norma Cantu sit down with Quiddity‘s Amy Sayre Baptista in part one of a two-part discussion of Latin@ poetics regarding their place in The Academy. The episode also features original work from each poet.
Features selections from past issues of Quiddity which include poems read by Joseph Kozma, Kate Mohler, and Susanna Lang.
Features Missouri’s first poet laureate, Walter Bargen, sitting down with Quiddity’s assistant editor John McCarthy to discuss the importance of silence in poetry and how to craft a “world within the world” through poetry.
Features selections from recent issues of Quiddity, including “Sympathy for the Windigo” by Tim Kahl, two poems from Kate Asche, as well as “A Leg to Stand On” by Trellan Smith.
Features a conversation about American troubador and Chicago Renaissance poet Vachel Lindsay who achieved national prominence as the “Prairie Poet,” walking across the United States to perform his poems in exchange for food and lodging. International acclaim came with the publication of his poem “General William Booth Enters into Heaven.” Lindsay is also credited with publishing the first definitive text on film criticism and aesthetics.
Features part two in a two-part series on the enduring capacity of Moby Dick, with a focus on one man’s particular devotion to Melville’s greatest work; Quiddity prose editor David Logan sits down with poet and essayist Dan Beachy-Quick to discuss what originally drew Beachy-Quick to Moby Dick and to uncover what he continues to find in there.
Features part one in a two-part series on the enduring capacity of Moby Dick, with a focus on one man’s particular devotion to Melville’s greatest work; Quiddity prose editor David Logan sits down with poet and essayist Dan Beachy-Quick to discuss what originally drew Beachy-Quick to Moby Dick and to uncover what he continues to find there.
A National Poetry Month celebration which features original works of poetry read by the authors includes Jonathan Veach’s “Songsmithing,” Donelle Dreese’s “Irregular Heartbeat,” and Patricia Caspers’ “Losing Your Daughter in a Bookstore” as well as the award-winning pieces “Bounty and Burden” by Kelly Martineau, “Old Men” by Crystal Hadidian, and “For Those Who Have Given up on Fire” by Andrea Bates.