Friday, November 14, 2008

Sunday on Wordslingers

This Sunday, Wordslingers 8-9 pm on 88.7 Fm WLUW and streaming live features poets who - if not take your minds off the apocalyptic economy, then at least offer you the leeway to fantasize about that cabin in the woods, near the pond, with the free wi fi and no interruptions.

Arielle Greenberg is the author of the poetry collections My Kafka Century (Action Books, 2005) and Given (Verse, 2002) and the chapbook Farther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials (New Michigan, 2003). Her poems have been included the 2004 and 2005 editions of Best American Poetry and a number of other anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers (Sarabande, 2006), She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship and other awards. ). She is the poetry editor for the journal Black Clock, a founder and co-editor of the journal Court Green, and the founder-moderator of the Poet-Moms listserv. She is an Assistant Professor in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago and lives in Evanston, IL

Robert McDonald was born and raised in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, north of Detroit. He attended Michigan State University, where he received a BA in German and a Masters Degree in English, completing a poetry thesis directed by poet Diane Wakoski. He has worked as an ESL teacher, and editor, and a bookseller. His poetry has appeared in the journals Court Green, Gertrude, The Columbia Poetry Review, and Mudfish, among others, and he's been published online at Boxcar Poetry Review, Wandering Army, and Juked, and has work forthcoming in Disquieting Muses Quarterly. He has taught poetry and flash fiction workshops through Michigan State University, the East Lansing Arts Council, the Guild Complex, Woodland Pattern Bookstore in Milwaukee, and the Uptown Writers Space. McDonald has lived in Chicago since 1989. With Kathie Bergquist, he is the co-author of A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago.

Wordslingers airs on the first and third Sunday evenings from 8 to 9 pm. on 88.7 fm WLUW Loyola University Community Radio and streaming live on Archives of past shows can be discovered on in the Vox Cafe.

Wordslingers is all about poetry and providing an outlet for poets to be heard. No gossip. No drama. Just the word, the rhythm, the vibe and vision of poetic expressions.

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Nuff said.

Michael C. Watson