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Congress of the Spirits: A Poetry Ritual and Performance Featuring: lily someson, Taisia Kitaiskaia, Heather Christle, Claude Cardona, Faylita Hicks, and Dorothea Lasky
Welcome to Congress of the Spirits: a poetry ritual and performance. We wanted to create a sacred space in the airwaves for us to commune in, focusing on nourishing our depleted spirits with poetry that stimulates the imagination and crosses over into the dreamworld in which we can imagine a better future.
Before this magical reading, Claire and Annar offer a short meditative ritual to enter the virtual and imaginative space of the performance, where we can all share in the experience of poetry.
Celebrating Black History Month
In this episode, we celebrate Black History Month with a reading and discussion of the anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song edited by Kevin Young, Poetry Editor of The New Yorker.
In Conversation with lily someson
We're so thrilled to kick off Season 2 conversing with the warm and magical poet, lily someson. lily is the Spring 2021 Host Publications Chapbook Prize winner for her chapbook called mistaken for loud comets, forthcoming in February 2021.
Submissions OPEN for the Host Publications Chapbook Prize!
We are delighted to announce that the Host Publications Chapbook Prize will be open for submissions from January 20th-March 15th. Two selected manuscripts will be published, one in the Fall of 2021 and one in the Spring 2022. Prize winners will be announced May 15th.
Haunted Christmas Tales
In this episode, we discuss the age-old tradition of reading ghost stories on Christmas! Here are the books we discuss in this episode:
The Green Room by Walter de la Mare
Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk by Frank Cowper
The Diary of Mr. Poynter by M. R. James
The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol
This is the last episode of Season 1, and we want to thank you for listening from the bottom of our hearts.
Celebrating Native American Heritage Day
In this minisode, Host editors Annar and Claire offer ways in which to pay respect to native people during the ever-problematic Thanksgiving holiday and its frightening capitalist cousin, Black Friday, which has been deemed Native American Heritage Day. This is a time to honor indigenous cultures, and to educate ourselves about the history of this land, and the challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which we can be of service to their communities.
Annar offers three easy ways to get involved in Native American Heritage Month:
Practice Land Acknowledgment
Claire and Annar also discuss a new poetry collection, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry edited by US poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.