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The Beat: Zachary Schomburg and Gertrude Stein Knox Pods

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Zachary Schomburg is a poet, painter, and a publisher for Octopus Books, a small independent poetry press. He earned a BA from the College of the Ozarks and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska. He is the author of six books of poems including, most recently, Fjords vol. 2, published by Black Ocean in 2021 and a novel, Mammother, published by Featherproof Books in 2017.  
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1874. She attended Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1903, she moved to Paris where she eventually began writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She became an influential figure in the worlds of art and literature, and her home became a gathering place for artists and writers like Henri Matisse, Ezra Pound, Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Max Jacob. She died near Paris in July of 1946.
Links:
Read "The Cliff Floats Low" at Sixth Finch
Read "Tender Buttons [Apple]" at Poets.org
Zachary Schomburg
Zachary Schomburg's website
Bio and bio at Poetryfoundation.org
"Moving a Plane Around a Living Room: In Conversation with Zachary Schomburg" in Timber
Two poems at Jellyfish
Gertrude Stein
Bio and poems at Poetryfoundation.org
"Gertrude Stein - Author & Poet: Mini Bio" from Biography
Bio and poems at Poets.org
Mentioned in this episode:
KnoxCountyLibrary.org
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Zachary Schomburg is a poet, painter, and a publisher for Octopus Books, a small independent poetry press. He earned a BA from the College of the Ozarks and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska. He is the author of six books of poems including, most recently, Fjords vol. 2, published by Black Ocean in 2021 and a novel, Mammother, published by Featherproof Books in 2017.  
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1874. She attended Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1903, she moved to Paris where she eventually began writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She became an influential figure in the worlds of art and literature, and her home became a gathering place for artists and writers like Henri Matisse, Ezra Pound, Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Max Jacob. She died near Paris in July of 1946.
Links:
Read "The Cliff Floats Low" at Sixth Finch
Read "Tender Buttons [Apple]" at Poets.org
Zachary Schomburg
Zachary Schomburg's website
Bio and bio at Poetryfoundation.org
"Moving a Plane Around a Living Room: In Conversation with Zachary Schomburg" in Timber
Two poems at Jellyfish
Gertrude Stein
Bio and poems at Poetryfoundation.org
"Gertrude Stein - Author & Poet: Mini Bio" from Biography
Bio and poems at Poets.org
Mentioned in this episode:
KnoxCountyLibrary.org
Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast. Explore life-changing resources and events, sign up for newsletters, follow us on social media, and more through our website, www.knoxcountylibrary.org.
Rate & review on Podchaser

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