1 hr 33 min

ep. 75 - Alexis Rotella Rattlecast

    • Arts

Rattlecast #75 features 2020 Rattle Poetry Prize Finalist Alexis Rotella and her most recent book, Dancing the Tarantella.

Alexis received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Drew University, where she did her thesis on Zen Buddhism. She also received a Masters in Classical Acupuncture from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, as well as a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy. In 1984, she served as the President of the Haiku Society of America and edited it's haiku journal Frogpond the same year. In 2009, she founded Prune Juice, an English-language journal for senryu. Rotella is the 2019-2020 honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento. She has authored or coauthored more than forty books and chapbooks, most of which have focused on haiku and related Japanese poetry in English.

Find more at:
https://alexisrotella.wordpress.com/

As always, we'll also include live open mic for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. For details on how to participate, either via Skype or by phone, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

This Week's Prompt:
A circus with no audience.

Next Week's Prompt:
Dictionary.com named pandemic its Word of the Year for 2020. Users of the online dictionary elected unprecedented as the People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year. Write a poem using both of these words.

The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope, then becomes an audio podcast.

Rattlecast #75 features 2020 Rattle Poetry Prize Finalist Alexis Rotella and her most recent book, Dancing the Tarantella.

Alexis received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Drew University, where she did her thesis on Zen Buddhism. She also received a Masters in Classical Acupuncture from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, as well as a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy. In 1984, she served as the President of the Haiku Society of America and edited it's haiku journal Frogpond the same year. In 2009, she founded Prune Juice, an English-language journal for senryu. Rotella is the 2019-2020 honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento. She has authored or coauthored more than forty books and chapbooks, most of which have focused on haiku and related Japanese poetry in English.

Find more at:
https://alexisrotella.wordpress.com/

As always, we'll also include live open mic for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. For details on how to participate, either via Skype or by phone, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

This Week's Prompt:
A circus with no audience.

Next Week's Prompt:
Dictionary.com named pandemic its Word of the Year for 2020. Users of the online dictionary elected unprecedented as the People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year. Write a poem using both of these words.

The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope, then becomes an audio podcast.

1 hr 33 min

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