In this month’s podcast, a roundtable of poets discuss on-stage faux pas, the dreaded “poet voice,” and what to do when a limo pulls up in the middle of your otherwise unassuming outdoor reading. Weird stories abound!
Adam Clay‘s most recent book is Stranger (Milkweed Editions, 2016). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Boston Review, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. A co-editor of TYPO Magazine, he serves as a Book Review Editor for the Kenyon Review and teaches at the University of Illinois Springfield.
Richie Hofmann is the author of Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. He is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and his poems appear in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, New Republic, and Poetry. He is a doctoral candidate in English at Emory University and edits Lightbox, an online educational resource for students and teachers of poetry.
Marcus Jackson was born in Toledo, Ohio. He earned a BA from the University of Toledo and continued his poetry studies at NYU and as a Cave Canem fellow. His poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and the New Yorker. His first collection of poetry, Neighborhood Register, was released in 2011. He lives with his wife and son in Columbus, where he teaches in the creative writing program at the Ohio State University.
Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an Editor at Large of the Kenyon Review. Her first poetry collection, No Object, was published by Saturnalia Books in 2013, and her second is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. Natalie’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, New Republic, Poetry, the Progressive, and elsewhere.