Off The Bricks is a poetry Podcast Produced by Brick Street Poetry. Listen to explore and immerse yourself in the world of poetry with interviews of Poets Laureate and readings from newly published books of poetry.
Ep. 22 Alessandra Lynch
Join us today poets and poetry lovers, for an intimate conversation with Alessandra Lynch as we discuss running, how Covid-19 has impacted interpersonal connection, and other challenging topics related to the human condition. Lynch's acclaimed work, Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment, is available on Amazon, and according to Lynch herself, "Let your fingers fly, or let your hands steer a wheel, and you will find my book somewhere!". Particularly in local book stores, in-person and online, as well as at your local library.
Ep. 21 Karen Kovacik
Join us today to discuss translation in poetry, the delicate art of balancing rhythm, meaning, and rhyme. Today's episode features Karen Kovacik, a former Indiana poet laureate specializing in the translation of contemporary Polish poetry. To learn more about Karen and her work, click here to visit her personal site. Kovacik's works can be found for purchase online Metropolis Burning, Beyond the Velvet Curtain.
Saturday Special Ep. 2 Haiku for Hikers live reading
Join us today for a special mini-episode, recorded during a live reading of Haiku for Hikers. Today, our featured poets are M.A. Dubbs, Janine Harrison, and Nancy Kay Peterson. This episode is more casual than our regularly scheduled programming. If you like what you hear, let us know on Facebook @poetryonbrickstreet, there you can also look for more online events like this live reading, and get the latest updates on the podcast and other in-person events with Brick Street Poetry! you can find a copy of Haiku for Hikers here on amazon, and we'll see you, Off The Bricks!
Ep. 20 Barry Harris
Welcome to a special episode of Off The Bricks poets and poetry lovers! In this episode, we feature Barry Harris, Editor of the Tipton Poetry Journal. This month's episode focuses on tips from the editor on getting your poetry published! This Episode features the poetic works of Bilal Moin (Papercut), and Jeanine Stevens (Sunchokes). This Month's Natural Moment Poem is Wish, by Joseph Heithaus. To buy the Tipton Poetry Journal online click here. To submit to the Journal click here.
Special Ep. 1 Catena Poetica reading
Welcome to a special episode of Off The Bricks poets and poetry lovers! This episode, hosted by Off The Bricks, features a recording of a poetry reading of Catena Poetica, as read by Flor Aguilera, Joyce Brinkman, Gabriele Glang, and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. Catena Poetica is an international, collaborative effort that explores the themes of color, spice, and water among others. Catena Poetica is available for purchase at Black Dog Books in Zionsville.
Ep. 19 Kevin McKelvey
Today we welcome poet Kevin McKelvey who joins us to share his ecological, biological, and geological poetry. McKelvey is a place-based poet, writer, designer, and social practice artist. He teaches at the University of Indianapolis and directs the MA in Social Practice Art. His first book, Dream Wilderness Poems, is a poetic trail guide for the Deam Wilderness Area near Bloomington that represents years of exploration in the Hoosier National Forest. Other poems are collected in Indiana Nocturnes, a collaboration on Indiana’s urban and rural divide with another native Hoosier, Curtis L. Crisler. McKelvey has been a writer-in-residence in the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon and at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. This inspired him to bring this model to Indiana, working with local land trusts to create annual, centuries-long creative and scientific reflections on natural areas, including NICHES Land Trust and ACRES Land Trust. His work in novels, essays, social practice, and placemaking continues to explore the intersections of art, writing, ecology, gardening, food, and farming. McKelvey attended DePauw University in Greencastle and completed his MFA in Poetry and Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.