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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.

Thank you everybody who submitted poems and came by to read those poems. This material will be archived and there will also be two "bonus" poems that I didn't have days for. Please watch this site for the archive information. I hope this is the first year of a long running project.

Bradley Bleck, TYCA Webtender

April 30

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).

April 29

Amanda Laughtland of Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, WA reads her poem "Fortune."

April 28


Patricia Tyrer of West Texas A&M University reads her poem "Remembering Haight Ashbury."

April 27

Tom Versteeg of Spokane Falls Community College reads his poem "Live from the Arena."

April 26

Noël Clare Radley of the University of Texas at Austin reads her poem "Today at Mozart's Coffee House."

April 25 

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).

April 24

James of Chemeketa Community College's College Inside Program at the Oregon State Penitentiary reads his poem "Family Tree."

April 23

Josh of Chemeketa Community College's College Inside Program at the Oregon State Penitentiary reads his poem "Hourglass."

April 22

Christie Anderson of Spokane Falls Community College reads her poem "Granpa's Cows."

April 21

Jared Leising of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA reads his poem "Iowa Postcards."

April 20

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.

April 19


Julie Platt of Michigan State University reads her poem "The Finwife is Dismissed" from her chapbook In the Kingdom of my Familiar.

April 18


Robyn Ferret of Cascadia Communtiy College in Bothell, WA reads her poem "Summerland," originally  published in CrossCurrents, the WCCHA literary magazine.

April 17

Laura Read of Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA reads her poem "Figgy Pudding."

April 16

Sharon Kennedy-Nolle of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY reads her poem "On the Passing of Nicholas Hughes."

April 15

Will Hochman of Southern Connecticut Unversity reads his poem "Tired of Writing."

April 14

Qiana Towns, past poetry editor for the online literary journal Temenos, reads her poem "Occult."

April 13

Lesley Smith of George Mason University reads her poem "I Collect Your
Letter at the Stage Door"

April 12

Devon C. Fitzgerald of Millikin University reads her poem "When a Woman Loves Me."


April 11

Jan VanStavern of Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon reads her poem "The Watchmaker's Daughter."

April 10

Elizabeth Huergo of Maryland's Montgomery College reads her poem "Common Rendition."

April 9

Carrie Finn of Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa reads her poem "It's Strange How." The photo was taken in Cornucopia, Wisconsin.

April 8

Courtney Putnam of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA reads her poem "Scavengers."

April 7

Erin Murphy of Pennsylvania State University, Altoona reads her poem "City Birds Are Losing Their Songs."

April 6

Walter Hudsick of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA reads his poem "The Door."

April 5

Devon Adams of Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ reads his poem "Jesus and Jack."

April 4

 Joanna Howard of Montgomery College reads her poem "Reading the Names."

April 3

Dene Grigar of Washington State University Vancouver reads her poem "Things of Day and Dream"

April 2

Sharon Gerald of Jones County Community College in Ellisville, MS reads her poem "Hearts of Palm."

April 1

 Jim Kalmbach from Illinois State University reads his poem "Talking about Life at Ace Hardware."


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