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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spring and the Arsenic Lobster

Thanks to Susan Yount for publishing three poems from my manuscript-seeking-representation WHITEOUT in the Spring Issue of Arsenic Lobster. My work is in great company, along with work by Nicole Rollender, Kathleen Kirk, Danielle Barnhart, Flower Conroy, and more. Please have a look.

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Way with Words II

It's here! The A Way with Words episode that includes host Martha Barnette giving a beautiful reading of my poem "Chance of Precipitation." Please enjoy it here, where you can scroll down to the segment with the same title as the poem; OR (and I recommend this) listen to the entire show. Interesting segments about how a pink slip got its name, what a crumb-crusher is, and more (including hairy panic!).

But if you need the segment alone, here it is.

Thanks, Martha and Grant, for weekly bringing us linguistic extravaganzas!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Way with Words

I started listening to the public radio podcast A Way with Words, with hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, a couple of months ago, madly enjoying their banter as well as their extensive knowledge about etymology, neologisms, colloquialisms, slang, sociolinguistics, and more.

Recently I listened to an archived episode about palindromes, which those of you who know me well will remember is a passion of mine. I'm also going through one of my insomniac periods, and their archives have been my go-to listening in the middle of the recent interminable nights. It's from them that I learned the word triboluminescence, which recently showed up in a new poem of mine.

In a surprising development, Martha will be reading one of my poems on the upcoming episode this weekend. If you want to listen live, you can find a radio station here. If you'd like to listen via SoundCloud or iTunes after the fact, I will post links once they are available. So keep an eye out here, and I'll get back to you soon.

This is a fun podcast. This is how they answer the phone when callers ring them to ask their word-related questions: "Hello. You've got A Way with Words."  And it just gets better and better. If you love langauge, you'll want to listen and support the show. Try it--you won't be sorry.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Savvy Verse & Wit

"Goodfellow carefully crafts each poem with a larger picture in mind . . ." Thanks to Serena Agusto-Cox at Savvy Verse and Wit for reviewing Mendeleev's Mandala.