Poems for National Poetry Month 2009
Thank you everybody who submitted poems and came by to read those poems. If you have enjoyed these poems, please consider submitting your work to the current efforts.
Bradley Bleck, TYCA Webtender
Robert Krut of the University of California reads his poem "A Thousand Pieces, Dancing," which originally appeared in the journal Poemeleon and is part of the forthcoming book The Spider Sermons (BlazeVOX Books, 2009).
Amanda Laughtland of Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, WA reads her poem "Fortune."
Patricia Tyrer of West Texas A&M University reads her poem "Remembering Haight Ashbury."
Tom Versteeg of Spokane Falls Community College reads his poem "Live from the Arena."
Noël Clare Radley of the University of Texas at Austin reads her poem "Today at Mozart's Coffee House."
Steve Halle from Normal, Illinois and Illinois State University reads his poem "The Love Song of Homer J. Simpson" from his recent book Map of the Hydrogen World (Cracked Slab Books, 2008).
James of Chemeketa Community College's College Inside Program at the Oregon State Penitentiary reads his poem "Family Tree."
Josh of Chemeketa Community College's College Inside Program at the Oregon State Penitentiary reads his poem "Hourglass."
Christie Anderson of Spokane Falls Community College reads her poem "Granpa's Cows."
Jared Leising of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA reads his poem "Iowa Postcards."
Allison Hedge Coke of the University of Nebraska reads her poem "Sorrel Red," recorded at The International Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia. Found in her Off-Season City Pipe.
Julie Platt of Michigan State University reads her poem "The Finwife is Dismissed" from her chapbook In the Kingdom of my Familiar.
Robyn Ferret of Cascadia Communtiy College in Bothell, WA reads her poem "Summerland," originally published in CrossCurrents, the WCCHA literary magazine.
Laura Read of Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA reads her poem "Figgy Pudding."
Sharon Kennedy-Nolle of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY reads her poem "On the Passing of Nicholas Hughes."
Will Hochman of Southern Connecticut Unversity reads his poem "Tired of Writing."
Qiana Towns, past poetry editor for the online literary journal Temenos, reads her poem "Occult."
Lesley Smith of George Mason University reads her poem "I Collect Your
Letter at the Stage Door"
Devon C. Fitzgerald of Millikin University reads her poem "When a Woman Loves Me."
Jan VanStavern of Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon reads her poem "The Watchmaker's Daughter."
Elizabeth Huergo of Maryland's Montgomery College reads her poem "Common Rendition."
Carrie Finn of Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa reads her poem "It's Strange How." The photo was taken in Cornucopia, Wisconsin.
Courtney Putnam of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA reads her poem "Scavengers."
Erin Murphy of Pennsylvania State University, Altoona reads her poem "City Birds Are Losing Their Songs."
Walter Hudsick of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA reads his poem "The Door."
Devon Adams of Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ reads his poem "Jesus and Jack."
Joanna Howard of Montgomery College reads her poem "Reading the Names."
Dene Grigar of Washington State University Vancouver reads her poem "Things of Day and Dream"
Sharon Gerald of Jones County Community College in Ellisville, MS reads her poem "Hearts of Palm."
Jim Kalmbach from Illinois State University reads his poem "Talking about Life at Ace Hardware."