This Choice: Madeleine Beckman

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with poetry influences…

This Choice: Amy MacLennan

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with poetry influences…

This Choice: Marion Cohen

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with poetry influences…

This Choice: Nicole Rollender

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with poetry influences…

This Choice Xtra: Jerrod Schwarz

This is a transcript from the This Choice Podcast Xtra Voices 1. Be sure to listen to Jerrod reading his work on iTunes or Soundcloud.  The Diaper by Jerrod Schwarz                   I’m standing over the changing table at three in the morning. As of now, the nursery is still in pristine shape; the walls have…

This Choice: Xtra Voices 1

Oh, but if I could stay home and pay my bills with an interview a day, I would. But this is the next best thing. I’ve invited poets to send in their stories about how poetry (or a poem) has made a difference in their lives. See details here. This first Xtra Voices episode features…

This Choice: Juliet Cook

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with poetry influences…

Interview with Joan Mazza

Another written interview. This time with Joan Mazza, someone whose daily poems have reached my inbox:  yes, daily. She’s been an inspiration. Joan Mazza has worked as a medical microbiologist, psychotherapist, seminar leader, and has been a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She is the author of six self-help psychology books, including Dreaming Your…

This Choice: Jo Hemmant

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the Podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with…

This Choice: Molly Fisk

Molly Fisk is a poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter of barns and mason jars full of water, mentor, speaker, feminist with a capital F, political activist, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, honorary grandparent, not-very-old elder, swimmer, former banker, one-time sweater designer, long-walk taker, rearranger of furniture, color maven, nature lover.

This Choice: Richard M. Berlin

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the Podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with…

This Choice: Molly Gaudry

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the Podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with…

This Choice: Tania Pryputniewicz

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start. In the Podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with…

This Choice: Kelli Russell Agodon

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. In the Podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences. I ask poets how their work with poetry influences the choices they make in their daily lives, and how these, in turn, affect their sense…

Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

“Well the mind is one with the body, and what the body experiences affects how one perceives the world. And doesn’t our poetry express and often even create our world view. The body affecting the poetry; the poetry affecting the body… back and forth, back and forth. Isn’t all experience, after all, felt through the body? Doesn’t all one’s poetry come through the body: the line through the breath, the rhythms through the heart and pulse-beats, the thoughts through the mind and emotions?”