What are you doing this weekend? If you live in the Snow Belt areas of the Great Lakes, you may be huddling indoors waiting for the Lake Effect Snow to stop! And if you are, why not turn on Radio Free Nashville (which also streams live) and catch Everyday Poetry hosted by fellow Rust Belt Poet/Western Pennsylvania native Sandee Gertz.
Every Sunday morning, 11 am - Noon CT (Since I live in the Northeast, I catch the program at noon), Sandee talks about poetry of the everyday life. In between readings and interviews with poets, she also plays music that reflects our world today. So far, she has discussed and poems from the following books: Waiting for the Dead to Speak by Brian Fanelli; The Art of Work by Jen Fitzgerald; and Voices from the Appalachian Coalfields edited by Mike Yarrow and Ruth Yarrow. Last week, work from my chapbook Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt was also featured!
I have known Sandee for many years now, and her book, The Pattern Maker's Daughter is one of my favorites. (You can see my review of her book here at my old blog.)
This Sunday, she will be talking about the poetry chapbook, Dynamite by Anders Carlson-Wee and the book, Mercy Songs with work by both Anders, and his brother Kai Carlson-Wee. More information is available on Sandee's Facebook page. More information about Radio Free Nashville can be found here. Don't forget to tune in!
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