Poems for National Poetry Month!
Welcome to the National Poetry Month page for the NCTE/TYCA Community. Each day during National Poetry Month, April, a new poem, in either audio or video format, will be posted for your listening/viewing pleasure. Come back each day to see what new nugget we've made available. If you would like to submit a poem of your own for reading, please contact the webtender at bradb AT spokanefalls DOT edu.
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."