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Get inspired! Produced by tatestreeet.org, “In the Margins” is a biweekly dialogue with Abigail Browning and special guests about the creative process of writing, publishing, and the inside knowledge of the literary world.  Listeners of all skills, backgrounds, and interests are invited to share in the conversation with editors, writers, and creative minds.
 
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Get inspired! Produced by tatestreeet.org, “In the Margins” is a biweekly dialogue with Abigail Browning and special guests about the creative process of writing, publishing, and the inside knowledge of the literary world.  Listeners of all skills, backgrounds, and interests are invited to share in the conversation with editors, writers, and creative minds.
 
Tate Street is an organization that follows and decodes writing trends in the literary industry. Visit us online at tatestreeet.org for interviews, writing and publishing advice, news content, and book reviews.

    E13: We do it for Love, Sonnets from Tate Street and the Favorite Poem Project

    E13: We do it for Love, Sonnets from Tate Street and the Favorite Poem Project

    Hi listeners!

    We hope you’ve enjoyed the first 6 months of podcasts with us “In the Margins.” We’ve had some inspiring conversations with editors like Jeff Shotts from Graywolf Press, Crystal Simone Smith of Backbone Press, and Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine. We’ve learned what it takes to get into a prestigious program like NC State’s Masters of Fine Arts in Creative writing from professors in poetry and fiction, Dorianne Laux and John Kessel. We’ve spoken with several poets and writers about their work, including breaking news about Therese Anne Fowler’s bestseller Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and its adaptation into an Amazon TV series.

    We’re so glad you’ve listened along with us, and we hope you will continue to share in our conversations as we forward with the show.

    In fact, we’d like to bring to you an exciting endeavor that Tate Street has been working on diligently for the past several months. As part of our monthly episodes, we are thrilled to be airing documentaries from our work with the Favorite Poem Project.

    For many of you, this might sound familiar. In Episode 6: Tate Street goes to AWP, we unveil the project, and then in Episode 9, we showcase Hayan Charara reading “Out, Out—“ by Robert Frost. These short, comfortable bursts of poetry are complemented by the reader’s personal connection to the poem. Some readers talk about the honesty of fear in parenthood, the watershed moment in which one realized that they could be a poet, the search for love across distance and boundaries of culture or space—these stories all take place in the Favorite Poem Project Documentaries that we will bring to you on “In the Margins.”

    Don’t worry, our in-depth interviews will alternate with our FPP segments. Most of all, though, we are happy to be able to share a broad range of voices, experiences, and viewpoints through this partnership. We invite you to gather and share this podcast with your fellow writers, family, and friends.

    Finally, Ray, the whole team of “In the Margins,” Tate Street, and I would like to thank you again for this incredible first six months! Keep writing!

     

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    Sandra Beasley reading “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv9Jj4HIRh4

    Oliver de la Paz reading “Bright Star” by John Keats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k12SencWfXQ

    Favorite Poem Project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/

    Robert Pinsky’s interview with The Paris Review: http://tatestreet.org/2013/07/28/poetry-sounds-robert-pinsky-the-shirt/

     

    Sonnets suggested by “In the Margins” Listeners:



    Beckie Dashiell: Kim Addonizio's "First Poem for You"



    Ross White: Donald Justice's "Mrs. Snow”



    L. Lamar Wilson: “The White House" by Claude McKay"



    Terry Kennedy: Southern Pastoral" by Natasha Trethewey



    Crystal Simone Smith: “Persephone, Falling” by Rita Dove



    Chelsea from Facebook: "Golden Retrievals" by Mark Doty



    John Mallard: Holy Sonnets 10 and 14 by Donne, “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley



    Miranda Propst‪: William Shakespeare's “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day‬”



    Julia Patt, @chidorme on twitter: Gwendolyn Brooks' "the sonnet-ballad”



    ‪Kristine Lee‪: “God's Grandeur” by Gerard Manley Hopkins



    ‪Sarah White‪: Christina Rossetti, "In an Artist's Studio"‬



    ‪Meghan McGuire:‪ Edna St. Vincent Millay: "Time does not bring relief; you all have lied"



     

    Thank you to everyone who participated! For a full list, take a look at the show notes or visit the episode page at tatestreet.org. We hope you will share more of your favorite sonnets with us on twitter and facebook.

    Don’t forget, also, to share your “Self-love Sonnets” with us on this episode’s page, or send us an email at writeus@tatestreet.org.

    Next episode, we’ll

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    E12: Writing out of Silence: An Interview with Melissa Hassard from Women Writers of the Triad

    E12: Writing out of Silence: An Interview with Melissa Hassard from Women Writers of the Triad

    In this episode we speak with Melissa Hassard, partner and Director of Marketing of Sable Books, a publishing, design and consulting company that assists writers with publishing and marketing their work. She established Women Writers of the Triad in 2012, with the goal of building a gathering of women writers who support all writers. Through community programs, readings, and workshops, they offer opportunities for writers at all levels to write, create, express and grow in their craft.

    Podcast Notes:
    Women Writers of the Triad: wwot.org



    Audres Lorde's quote: “Your silence will not protect you.”



    Mission: “to support, encourage, and nurture each other while working to find our voice, and hone our craft.“



    UNC Greensboro Communication Studies: admissions.uncg.edu/major-communication-studies.php

    Writers Group of the Triad: triadwriters.org

    North Carolina Triad: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_Triad

    Tate Street Coffee House: www.tatestreetcoffeehouse.com



    Second Saturdays Poetry Readings and Open Mic: wwot.org/2014/02/02/second-saturdays-at-tate-street-coffee-house-winter-series



    VIDA: www.vidaweb.org

    Commission on the Status of Women: www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=730

    Sable Books: sablebooks.org

    Inspirational writers:



    Jane Hirshfield: http://barclayagency.com/hirshfield.html



    Rita Dove: people.virginia.edu/~rfd4b



    Jackie Shelton Green: www.piedmontlaureate.com/biography2009.html



    Kathryn Stripling Byer: www.kathrynstriplingbyer.com



    Dorianne Laux: doriannelaux.net



     

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    • 32 min
    E11: Cowboys & Poets & Writers: An Interview with Kevin Larimer from Poets & Writers

    E11: Cowboys & Poets & Writers: An Interview with Kevin Larimer from Poets & Writers

    In this episode we speak with Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief of Poets & Writers. A crucial source of information and guidance for creative writers, Poets & Writers is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. Join us as we learn about the magazine, the editorial process, trends in the literary industry and more.

     

    Podcast Notes:
    Poets & Writers, Inc. was founded in 1970.

    Mission: "To foster the professional development of poets and writers; to promote communication throughout the literary community; create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public."

    Poets & Writers, Inc. website: www.pw.org/


    Speakeasy forum
    Directory of writers
    Events calendar
    Reading venues

    Poets & Writers Magazine: www.pw.org/magazine


    Circulation of 60,000
    Readership approximately 100,000 including pass-along

    Small presses mentioned:


    Graywolf Press: www.graywolfpress.org
    milkweed editions: milkweed.org
    Coffee House Press: coffeehousepress.org
    Copper Canyon Press: www.coppercanyonpress.org
    $2 Radio: www.twodollarradio.com/

    Writing contest trend:


    2004: 471 contests listed in Poets & Writers Magazine
    2014: 597 contests listed in Poets & Writers Magazine
    2004: $19.28 average entry fee
    2014: $23.25 average entry fee
    No-fee contests: down from 157 to 115

    Poets & Writers Live: www.pw.org/live

    Ampersand podcast: www.pw.org/ampersand

    Poets & Writers Local App: www.pw.org/local

    Books, writers organizations mentioned:


    VIDA: www.vidaweb.org
    Elizabeth Gilbert: www.elizabethgilbert.com
    Danielle Svetcov: lgrliterary.com/who-we-are/team/danielle-svetcov
    Mark Doty: www.markdoty.org/

    Deep Lane: books.wwnorton.com/books/Deep-Lane


    Elizabeth McCracken: elizabethmccracken.com/
    Benjamin Percy: benjaminpercy.com/

    The Dead Lands: www.indiebound.org/book/9781455528240


    "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Writers": www.pw.org/content/mammas_dont_let_your_babies_grow_up_to_be_writers
    Iowa Writers Workshop: writersworkshop.uiowa.edu
    Marilyn Taylor: www.mlt-poet.com
    Robert Siegel: robertanthonysiegel.com
    Iowa Review: www.iowareview.org
    David Hamilton: www.iowareview.org/blog/tribute-david-hamilton

     

    Producers: Ray Crampton and Abigail Browning

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    E10: Poetry, A Lifestyle Choice: An Interview with Elizabeth Burke-Dain from The Poetry Foundation

    E10: Poetry, A Lifestyle Choice: An Interview with Elizabeth Burke-Dain from The Poetry Foundation

    In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Burke-Dain, Marketing and Media Director for the Poetry Foundation. With a $200M endowment and its prestigious Poetry Magazine dating to 1912, The Poetry Foundation is the largest organization promoting poetry in the United States. Join us as we learn how the Poetry Foundation works to ensure poetry has a "vigorous presence... in our culture".

     

    Podcast Notes:

     

    The Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

    Mission: "To bring a more vigorous presence for poetry in our culture"

    Poetry Magazine: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/

    Ruth Lilly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Lilly

    Robert Polito, President: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-polito

    Polly Faust, Media Assistant

     

    Mentioned Poets:

    Robert Frost: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-frost

    Sylvia Plath: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sylvia-plath

    Lisel Mueller: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/lisel-mueller

    Henry James: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/henry-james

    John Keats: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-keats

    James Joyce: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/james-joyce

    Harriet Monroe: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/harriet-monroe

    Walt Whitman: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/walt-whitman

    Ezra Pound: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/ezra-pound

    T.S. Eliot: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/t-s-eliot

    Marianne Moore: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/marianne-moore

    H.D.: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/h-d

    CAConrad: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/c-a-conrad

    Ocean Vuong: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/ocean-vuong

     

    Poetry Foundation Programs:

    Poetry Out Loud: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/

    Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/poetryinstitute

     

    Media Sponsorships:

    PBS News Hour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/

    NPR: http://www.npr.org/

    The Writer's Almanac: http://writersalmanac.org/

    American Life and Poetry: http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/

    Poetry Now: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/press/2015/186494

     

    Experimental Music and Sound:

    LAMPO: http://www.lampo.org/

    Perfumer D.S. & Durga: http://www.dsanddurga.com/

     

    Noted Lily Rosenburg Fellows with Political Work:

    Wendy Xu: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/wendy-xu

    Ocean Vuong: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/ocean-vuong

    On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/249156

    Danez Smith, Dinosaurs in the Hood: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/249154

    Hannah Gamble, I Wanted to Make Myself Like the Ravine: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/249152

    Solmaz Sharif, Persian Letters: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/249144

    Eric Ekstrand: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/eric-ekstrand

     

    Segment Break, 3-Sentence Reviews

    3-Sentence Reviews: http://tatestreet.org/category/reviews/three-sentence-reviews/

    Winter Stars 3-Sentence Review: http://tatestreet.org/2011/04/13/spring-review-of-winter-stars/

    Larry Levis: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/larry-levis

     

     

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    • 38 min
    E9: Sound Like Yourself: An Interview with Jeff Shotts from Graywolf Press

    E9: Sound Like Yourself: An Interview with Jeff Shotts from Graywolf Press

    Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher of contemporary American and international literature. In this episode we talk with Executive Editor Jeff Shotts to learn how they discover and work with leading writers such as Eula Biss and Claudia Rankine. We also learn how their non-profit status allows them freedom to work at the leading edge of the art and what he means when he suggests writers "Sound Like Yourself".

     

    Podcast Notes:

     

    Partnership with Favorite Poem Project:

    Favorite Poem Project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/

    Robert Pinsky: http://robertpinskypoet.com/

    AWP 2015 Conference: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/

    Hayan Charara, Honors Faculty, University of Houston: http://www.uh.edu/honors/about/faculty-staff/hayan-charara.php

    Out, Out- by Robert Frost: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238122

    Robert Frost: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-frost

     

    Interview with Jeff Shotts, Graywolf Press:

    Graywolf Press: https://www.graywolfpress.org/

    Eula Biss: http://www.eulabiss.net/

    Leslie Jamison: http://www.lesliejamison.com/

    Claudia Rankine: http://claudiarankine.com/

    On Immunity, Eula Biss: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/immunity

    Notes from No Man's Land: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/notes-no-mans-land

    Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen

    Don't Let me be Lonely, Claudia Rankine: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/dont-let-me-be-lonely

    If the Tabloids are True, What are You?, Matthea Harvey : https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/if-tabloids-are-true-what-are-you

    Pray Song for a Day, Elizabeth Alexander: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/182812

    Emily Dickinson: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/emily-dickinson

    Langston Hughes: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes

    William Blake: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/william-blake

    Gerard Manley Hopkins: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/gerard-manley-hopkins

     

    Segment Break, 3-Sentence Review:

    3-Sentence Reviews: http://tatestreet.org/category/reviews/three-sentence-reviews/

    Sun Bear 3-Sentence Review: http://tatestreet.org/2014/11/25/what-can-poetry-do-sun-bear-by-matthew-zapruder/

    Matthew Zapruder: https://matthewzapruder.wordpress.com/

     

     

    Producers: Ray Crampton and Abigail Browning

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    • 30 min
    E8: Diversity in Print: An Interview with Backbone Press

    E8: Diversity in Print: An Interview with Backbone Press

    Managing Editor, Crystal Simone Smith has “a small press with a big vision.”  Smith describes her transition from graphic designer to press editor and the importance of publishers who support ethnic minority writers.

     

    Podcast Notes:

     

    Crystal Simone Smith was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland and educated in North Carolina at Bennett College, UNC-Greensboro, and Queens University of Charlotte. She is Managing Editor for Backbone Press and currently lives in Durham, NC, where she teaches Composition and Creative Writing. http://crystalsimonesmith.com

     

    Backbone Press


    http://backbonepress.orgbackbonepress.org

     

    Backbone Press Annual Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize


    The Lucille Clifton Annual Poetry Contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of poet great Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her. When submitting think: humanness, struggle, adversity, resilience.
    “Her life, her way of seeing and walking in the world were the backbone of her work. I am her daughter. Her backbone is mine. And yours.” ~Sidney Clifton
    For further guidelines: http://www.backbonepress.org/contests

     

    Journals Mentioned


    African American Review: http://aar.slu.edu
    Callaloo: http://callaloo.tamu.edu

     

    Terms


    Chapbook
    “History of the Chapbook” by Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina: http://library.sc.edu/spcoll/britlit/cbooks/cbook1.html
    Poetic Forms

    Sonnet
    Villanelle
    Free Verse
    Lyrical Poetry



     

    Books Mentioned


    Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
    https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen
    http://claudiarankine.com

     

    Queens University Masters in the Fine Arts (Charlotte, NC)


    http://www.queens.edu

     

    Upcoming Poetry Readings with Crystal Simone Smith


    May 4, 2015:  Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC 

     

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    • 22 min

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