In The Margins E12: Writing out of Silence

July 7, 2015

In this episode we speak with Melissa Hassard, founder of Women Writers of the Triad (WWOT). Founded in 2012, WWOT's mission is “to support, encourage, and nurture each other while working to find our voice, and hone our craft”. Join us as we talk to Melissa about the challenges and rewards she has experienced on her journey with WWOT. [...]

In The Margins E11: Cowboys & Poets & Writers

June 16, 2015

In this episode we speak with Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief of Poets & Writers Magazine. A crucial source of information and guidance for creative writers, Poets & Writers is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. Join us as we learn about the magazine, the editorial process, trends in the literary industry and more. [...]

In The Margins E10: Poetry, a Lifestyle Choice

June 2, 2015

In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Burke-Dain, Marketing and Media Director for the Poetry Foundation. With a $200M endowment and its prestigious Poetry Magazine dating to 1912, The Poetry Foundation is the largest organization promoting poetry in the United States. Join us as we learn how the Poetry Foundation works to ensure poetry has a "vigorous presence... in our culture". [...]

Favorite Poems: Wheatley, Carroll

May 26, 2015

Beware the Jabberwock! In this installment of Favorite Poem Project documentaries, we watch a mother and daughter read Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." We'll also listen to Cornelius Eady share the strength of "On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley. [...]

In The Margins E9: Sound Like Yourself: An Interview with Graywolf Press

May 19, 2015

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher of contemporary American and international literature. In this episode we talk with Executive Editor Jeff Shotts to learn how they discover and work with leading writers such as Eula Biss and Claudia Rankine. We also learn how their non-profit status allows them freedom to work at the leading edge of the art and what he means when he suggests writers "Sound Like Yourself". [...]