Interview: KJZZ’s “Word” Podcast S6:E7

Word. podcast from 91.5 KJZZ Phoenix I was invited back for the season finale of KJZZ Phoenix's "Word" podcast, hosted by Tom Maxedon. The episode is available today. It was a pleasure to be able to talk to Tom about many topics, including Mars and HiRISE, the Tucson Poetry Festival and our upcoming January fundraising workshops (more information and registration soon), The Writers Studio and The Writers Studio Tucson, and how my writing has been going during the pandemic.

Review: Cradleland of Parasites by Sara Tantlinger

Cradleland of Parasites by Sara Tantlinger, paperback and hardcover editions on bookshelf

Cradleland of Parasites might be Sara Tantlinger’s best collection yet, a sequence of frightening, gruesome, breathtakingly beautiful poems about the Black Plague and other very real pestilence horrors up through modern times. The collection reads especially urgent during our current global pandemic. Its well-researched history of how humanity has dealt with infectious disease in the past arrives through the most beautiful poetic lines, with rhythms, repetitions, and occasional end rhymes. 

Tucson Poetry Festival Fundraising Event on Saturday, December 4 at Fini’s Landing

Help raise funds for the Tucson Poetry Festival by dining in or ordering take out or delivery at Fini's Landing restaurant in Tucson between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Mention it's for "Tucson Poetry Festival (Ocotillo Literary Endeavors)" before ordering your meal. You can RSVP on the fundraising announcement site.