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In each episode of The Beat, host Alan May introduces a poet and we hear one or two poems, usually read and recorded by the poets themselves.

The Beat is produced by Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, Tenn.

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In each episode of The Beat, host Alan May introduces a poet and we hear one or two poems, usually read and recorded by the poets themselves.

The Beat is produced by Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Cintia Santana

    Cintia Santana

    Cintia Santana’s work has appeared in the Best New Poets 2020 anthology, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and many other literary journals. She was awarded fellowships from CantoMundo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She teaches literary translation, as well as poetry and fiction workshops in Spanish, at Stanford University.
    Links:
    Cintia Santana’s Websitehttps://www.cintiasantana.com/ ( )
    https://kenyonreview.org/conversation/cintia-santana/ (Interview at The Kenyon Review)
    https://kenyonreview.org/writer/cintia-santana/ (Poems at Kenyon Review Online )
    https://harvardreview.org/content/kintsugi/ (“Kintsugi” at Harvard Review Online)
    https://www.bpj.org/contributors/santana-cintia (Poems at Beloit Poetry Journal)
    “Plosive” (visual poem) at Pleiades
    Music:
    "https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/field-report-vol-vi-bayocean-instrumental/just-a-memory-now-instrumental (Just A Memory Now (Instrumental))" by https://www.soundofpicture.com/ (Chad Crouch) is licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (CC)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (BY NC 4.0) with modifications

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    Maurice Manning

    Maurice Manning

    Maurice Manning has published seven books of poetry. His first book, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, won the Yale Younger Poets Award, and his fourth, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Be sure to look for books by Manning in our online catalog.
    Links:
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/maurice-manning (Bio and poems at the Poetry Foundation)
    https://gardenandgun.com/feature/poet-maurice-manning-voice-wilderness/ (Article in Garden and Gun)
    https://plumepoetry.com/maurice-manning-railsplitter/ (Interview at Plume)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F802DnOTN8s (Manning Reading at the Sewanee Writer's Conference (Video))
    Music:
    "https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/field-report-vol-vi-bayocean-instrumental/just-a-memory-now-instrumental (Just A Memory Now (Instrumental))" by https://www.soundofpicture.com/ (Chad Crouch) is licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (CC)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 (BY NC 4.0) with modifications

    • 4 min
    Introducing: The Beat

    Introducing: The Beat

    Subscribe to this feed for an upcoming poetry podcast produced by Knox County Public Library. It’s called The Beat.

    David Orr, a poetry columnist for the New York Times Book Review, describes a common idea that some people have about poetry—that understanding it "is like solving a calculus problem while being zapped with a cattle prod." Or maybe worse, we hear people give (again quoting David Orr) "testimonials announcing poetry’s ability to derange the senses, make us lose ourselves in rapture, dance naked under the full moon, and so forth." We’ll try to avoid all of that.

    Each show will introduce a new poet and you’ll get to hear poems being read aloud by the poets themselves, usually. The first episode of “The Beat” will air in a couple of weeks. Please tune in for the show, and subscribe.

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