Radio Free Albion
Poetry Podcast with Tony Trigilio

Nick Twemlow's first book of poems, Palm Trees, was published in 2012 by Green Lantern Press and was the winner of the 2013 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.  He is a senior editor for The Iowa Review and co-editor of Canarium Books. 


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Stephanie Strickland is the author of six books of print poetry, most recently Dragon Logic (Ahsahta Press, 2013), and seven electronic poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between, a poetry generator written with Nick Montfort using the words of Emily Dickinson and Moby-Dick.  Her award-winning works include V: WaveSon.nets / Losing L’una—soon to re-appear with a new mobile app—True North, The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil, and "The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot."  (Photo by Star Black.)

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Jan Beatty's fourth full-length book, The Switching/Yard, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2013.  Library Journal named it one of ...30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry. Beatty’s poem, "Youngest Known Savior," from The Switching/Yard, was chosen for the 2013 edition of the Best American Poetry. Other books include Red Sugar, finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize; Boneshaker, finalist, Milton Kessler Award; and Mad River, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize—all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. A limited edition chapbook, Ravage, was published by Lefty Blondie Press in 2012. Another chapbook, Ravenous, won the 1995 State Street Prize.  She directs the creative writing program at Carlow University, where she runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and teaches in the MFA program.

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Kate Greenstreet is currently on the road with her new book Young Tambling.  Her previous books are case sensitive and The Last 4 Things, all with Ahsahta Press. Her poetry can be found in Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, Boston Review, and other journals. 


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Adrian Matejka's most recent poetry collection, The Big Smoke, about the life of the boxer Jack Johnson, was published by Penguin in May 2013.  He is also the author of The Devil's Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) and Mixology (Penguin, 2009) which was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series.  He is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from Cave Canem and the Lannan Foundation.  His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, and Poetry among other journals and anthologies.  You can click here to listen to him read the poem "The Battle of the Century," from The Big Smoke (discussed at 33:47 in this interview), at the jubilat website.  He teaches creative writing at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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