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. 39 Samuel Peralta
Welcome to Off the Bricks, poets and poetry lovers! This month we have poet and physicist Samuel Peralta with us to share his astronomically themed poetry. We have linked Peralta's Amazon page here . This week's natural moment poem is The Freedom of the Moon by Robert Frost.
Ep. 38 Patricia Clark
Welcome to Off the Bricks poets and poetry lovers! This month's guest is Patricia Clark. Patricia is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Canopy and, before that, Sunday Rising. She has also published three chapbooks: Deadlifts (New Michigan Press), Wreath for the Red Admiral and Given the Trees. Her work has been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and has appeared in The Atlantic, Gettysburg Review, Poetry, Slate, and Stand. She was a scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and has completed residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center (in County Monaghan (Ireland), and the Ragdale Colony. Awards for her work include a Creative Artist Grant in Michigan, the Mississippi Review Prize, the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize, and co-winner of the Lucille Medwick Prize from the Poetry Society of America. From 2005-2007 she was honored to serve as the poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan where she worked for thirty years. you can find her contact info at www.patriciafclark.com.
Our Natural moment poem today is The Milky Way, by Kathryn Sadakierski
Ep. 37 The Poet's Path
Welcome to Off The Bricks poets and Poetry lovers! This week we have a special program hosted by Joyce Brinkman. The Poet's Path is a guided poetry hike through Pokagon State Park including poetry from notable Indiana poets and prompts to inspire your own poetry. Bring a notebook and pen as you complete this guided program anytime during the year! While we suggest you take this opportunity to get outdoors with your poetry, this poet's path can be enjoyed indoors too if you have a bit of imagination. We hope to see you, Off The Bricks!
Ep. 36 Lylanne Musselman
Welcome to Off The Bricks, poets and poetry lovers! This month we feature Indiana poet Lylanne Musselman. Author of six chapbooks as well as a set of long-form poetry, today we focus on her newest chapbook Staring Dementia in the Face. Which explores the day-to-day realities of caring for her mother with dementia.
Ep. 35 Bonnie Maurer
Welcome to Off The Bricks, poets and poetry lovers! This month we feature Indianapolis poet Bonnie Maurer, reading from her new book, "The Poem Stands on its Head by the Window", which she began as a creative renewal fellow, through the Indy Arts Council with funding from the Lilly endowment. This fellowship granted her the opportunity to study in Poland. you can find her book for purchase here at the finishinglinepress.com.
Ep. 34 Karen George
Welcome to Off The Bricks, poets and poetry lovers! This month we feature Karen George. George is the author of five chapbooks, most recently the collaborative ekphrastic Frame and Mount the Sky, and three collections from Dos Madres Press: Swim Your Way Back (2014), A Map and One Year (2018), and Where Wind Tastes Like Pears (2021). She's been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and won Slippery Elm’s 2022 poetry contest. Her short story collection, How We Fracture, which won the Rosemary Daniell Fiction Prize, is forthcoming from Minerva Rising Press in Fall 2023. Her poetry appears in Tipton Poetry Journal, Indianapolis Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Ekphrastic Poetry Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Cultural Daily, and Poet Lore. Her website is linked here. Today we hear selections of Karen's works including a cento, found poems, and dream poems.