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Journey Daily with a Compelling Poem

Sharon Foley

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Journey Daily with a Compelling Poem

Journey Daily with a Compelling Poem

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Jump start your day by listening to a compelling poem to spark an interesting thought, laugh, or 'aha' moment. Only a few minutes each day to let the beauty of poetry captivate you and perhaps offer a new perspective, appreciation, or life changing insight. So grab your coffee, relax, quiet your mind, and journey with me.

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Geologist

Nature can help soothe many wounds. Sharon Foley’s poems have received honors and awards from Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Wisconsin Writers Association and The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Common Ground Review, White Pelican Review, Bellowing Ark and The Aurorean. Her first collection of poetry, What is Endured, was published by Finishing Line Press 2017. She lives in Milwaukee.

5 minMAR 16
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Geologist

Lyric, Sometimes Quiet

Music and song can be found everywhere. Ralph Stevens lives on Little Cranberry Island on Maine's coast, in the community of Islesford, a congenial place for writing poetry. He's had a long career as an English professor, most recently at Coppin State Univ in Baltimore. His 2 poetry books are At Bunker Cove, (Moon Pie Press) and Things Haven’t Been the Same, (Finishing Line Press.) He's a Pushcart Prize nominee and his poems are featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Poems from Here, on Maine Public Radi

4 minMAR 13
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Lyric, Sometimes Quiet

Amaryllis

Brilliant Amaryllis-red can help brighten the gray of winter. Connie Wanek is the author of 4 poetry books. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, and Poetry East. She co-edited a historical anthology of Minnesota women poets, To Sing Along the Way. Her awards include a Willow Poetry Prize, a Jane Kenyon Poetry prize and named a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress. She lives in Deluth “Amaryllis,” appeared in Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, 2016, Univ of Nebraska Pre

5 minMAR 12
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Amaryllis

Bottled Water

The simplest of things can become quite frustrating. Kim Dower, Poet Laureate of West Hollywood (2016-2018) has published 4 books of poems with Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, Slice of Moon, Last Train to the Missing Planet and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave. Nominated for 4 Pushcart Prizes, her work has been featured in Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry." She teaches Poetry and Dreaming at Antioch Univ and Wake Up Your Prose for UCLA Extensi

6 minMAR 11
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Bottled Water

I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom,

Our mothers will always be with us. Kim Dower, Poet Laureate of West Hollywood (2016-2018), has published 4 books of poetry with Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, Slice of Moon, Last Train to the Missing Planet, and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave. Nominated for 4 Pushcart Prizes, Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry,” and in Ploughshares, Barrow Street, and Rattle. She teaches at Antioch University and for UCLA

6 minMAR 10
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I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom,

Abstract

Stories can survive years beyond the people who record them. Connie Wanek is the author of 4 poetry books. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Quarterly West, and Poetry East. She co-edited a historical anthology of Minnesota women poets, To Sing Along the Way. Her awards include a Willow Poetry Prize, the Jane Kenyon Poetry prize and she was named a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress. She lives in Minnesota “Abstract,” appears in Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, 2016, Univ of NE Pres

7 minMAR 9
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Abstract

We've Had This Conversation Before

Life is a series of conversations. Joseph Mills is faculty at the Univ of North Carolina School of the Arts and holds the Susan Burress Wall Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities and won the 2017 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds a BA, MA and PhD. His work includes fiction, drama, criticism and 6 books of poetry his most recent, Somewhere During the Spin Cycle "We've Had This Conversation Before,” first appeared in The Miraculous Turning published by Press 53.

5 minMAR 6
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We've Had This Conversation Before

Hello Quiet Protected Night

Don't be afraid of the wide world! Matthew Zapruder is the author of four poetry collections, his first, American Linden, won the Tupelo Press Editor’s Prize and The Pajamaist, won the 2007 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.He won a Guggenheim Fellowship and the May Sarton Prize. He was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Verse Press, which is now Wave Books. He lives in Oakland, where he is an Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of CA, and is an editor at Wave Book

6 minMAR 5
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Hello Quiet Protected Night

A World of Singers

Music can be heard everywhere if we would simply listen. Ralph Stevens lives and writes on Little Cranberry Island on Maine's coast, in the community of Islesford, a beautiful place for writing poetry. He retired after a long career as an English professor, most recently at Coppin State Univ in Baltimore. His two poetry collections are, At Bunker Cove (Moon Pie Press) and Things Haven’t Been the same (Finishing Line Press) He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and his poems have been read on The Writer’s Alma

5 minMAR 4
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A World of Singers

What I Can't Tell My Son

As children grow up and move away, the change can be painful. Maria Mazziotti Gillan won the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. She has published 23 books, including What Blooms in Winter (NYQ Books) and Paterson Light and Shadow (Serving House Books). She is Professor of English at Binghamton Univ-SUNY. “What I Can’t Tell My Son,” is in The Silence in an Empty House, NY Quarterly Books, NY,

6 minMAR 3
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What I Can't Tell My Son

Latest Episodes

Geologist

Nature can help soothe many wounds. Sharon Foley’s poems have received honors and awards from Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Wisconsin Writers Association and The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Common Ground Review, White Pelican Review, Bellowing Ark and The Aurorean. Her first collection of poetry, What is Endured, was published by Finishing Line Press 2017. She lives in Milwaukee.

5 minMAR 16
Comments
Geologist

Lyric, Sometimes Quiet

Music and song can be found everywhere. Ralph Stevens lives on Little Cranberry Island on Maine's coast, in the community of Islesford, a congenial place for writing poetry. He's had a long career as an English professor, most recently at Coppin State Univ in Baltimore. His 2 poetry books are At Bunker Cove, (Moon Pie Press) and Things Haven’t Been the Same, (Finishing Line Press.) He's a Pushcart Prize nominee and his poems are featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Poems from Here, on Maine Public Radi

4 minMAR 13
Comments
Lyric, Sometimes Quiet

Amaryllis

Brilliant Amaryllis-red can help brighten the gray of winter. Connie Wanek is the author of 4 poetry books. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, and Poetry East. She co-edited a historical anthology of Minnesota women poets, To Sing Along the Way. Her awards include a Willow Poetry Prize, a Jane Kenyon Poetry prize and named a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress. She lives in Deluth “Amaryllis,” appeared in Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, 2016, Univ of Nebraska Pre

5 minMAR 12
Comments
Amaryllis

Bottled Water

The simplest of things can become quite frustrating. Kim Dower, Poet Laureate of West Hollywood (2016-2018) has published 4 books of poems with Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, Slice of Moon, Last Train to the Missing Planet and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave. Nominated for 4 Pushcart Prizes, her work has been featured in Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry." She teaches Poetry and Dreaming at Antioch Univ and Wake Up Your Prose for UCLA Extensi

6 minMAR 11
Comments
Bottled Water

I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom,

Our mothers will always be with us. Kim Dower, Poet Laureate of West Hollywood (2016-2018), has published 4 books of poetry with Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, Slice of Moon, Last Train to the Missing Planet, and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave. Nominated for 4 Pushcart Prizes, Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry,” and in Ploughshares, Barrow Street, and Rattle. She teaches at Antioch University and for UCLA

6 minMAR 10
Comments
I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom,

Abstract

Stories can survive years beyond the people who record them. Connie Wanek is the author of 4 poetry books. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Quarterly West, and Poetry East. She co-edited a historical anthology of Minnesota women poets, To Sing Along the Way. Her awards include a Willow Poetry Prize, the Jane Kenyon Poetry prize and she was named a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress. She lives in Minnesota “Abstract,” appears in Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, 2016, Univ of NE Pres

7 minMAR 9
Comments
Abstract

We've Had This Conversation Before

Life is a series of conversations. Joseph Mills is faculty at the Univ of North Carolina School of the Arts and holds the Susan Burress Wall Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities and won the 2017 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds a BA, MA and PhD. His work includes fiction, drama, criticism and 6 books of poetry his most recent, Somewhere During the Spin Cycle "We've Had This Conversation Before,” first appeared in The Miraculous Turning published by Press 53.

5 minMAR 6
Comments
We've Had This Conversation Before

Hello Quiet Protected Night

Don't be afraid of the wide world! Matthew Zapruder is the author of four poetry collections, his first, American Linden, won the Tupelo Press Editor’s Prize and The Pajamaist, won the 2007 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.He won a Guggenheim Fellowship and the May Sarton Prize. He was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Verse Press, which is now Wave Books. He lives in Oakland, where he is an Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of CA, and is an editor at Wave Book

6 minMAR 5
Comments
Hello Quiet Protected Night

A World of Singers

Music can be heard everywhere if we would simply listen. Ralph Stevens lives and writes on Little Cranberry Island on Maine's coast, in the community of Islesford, a beautiful place for writing poetry. He retired after a long career as an English professor, most recently at Coppin State Univ in Baltimore. His two poetry collections are, At Bunker Cove (Moon Pie Press) and Things Haven’t Been the same (Finishing Line Press) He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and his poems have been read on The Writer’s Alma

5 minMAR 4
Comments
A World of Singers

What I Can't Tell My Son

As children grow up and move away, the change can be painful. Maria Mazziotti Gillan won the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. She has published 23 books, including What Blooms in Winter (NYQ Books) and Paterson Light and Shadow (Serving House Books). She is Professor of English at Binghamton Univ-SUNY. “What I Can’t Tell My Son,” is in The Silence in an Empty House, NY Quarterly Books, NY,

6 minMAR 3
Comments
What I Can't Tell My Son
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