For her final contribution to her June Poet in Residency here at Easy Street, Cynthia Manick answers our age-old question: Why does poetry matter?
This week we asked June’s Poet in Residence, Cynthia Manick, how spoken word poetry factors into her work and to poetry in general.
Cynthia Manick, June’s Poet in Residence, graciously answers our Take Five, a feature where we ask writers of various disciplines the same set of questions to ascertain where our commonalities converge and divide.
One thousand saxophones infiltrate the city, / two by two and each with a pulse of its own. / Some have bodies big as elephant ears / and heavy-lipped missiles shoot from their pitch.
We met George Drew through January’s Poet in Residence, Harry Newman. George joined us with the essay, “I Beg You Ezra,” in April and will celebrate the release of his latest book of poetry, Pastoral Habits (Texas Review Press), May 15th.
Leesa’s stories invite the reader to the table, pour them a couple fingers of something good, and leave them reeling.
Arresting, spare, and timely, Newman’s poems confront the urban political rather than the pastoral we see so often as editors.
by Logen CureWhy poetry matters is kind of an interesting question. I wonder if other art forms get asked this question.
Poetry is about connections and we use all our senses in making connections. All the elements of page and stage together make the magic of poetry.
Today our December Poet in Residence, Logen Cure, participates in our Take Five feature, where we ask writers of various disciplines the same set of questions to ascertain where our commonalities converge and divide.
by Camille GriepEvery once in a great while, a poetry reading can freeze an audience in their seats. This happened to me this past September on a sweltering Fort Worth evening.
As we spend our final week showcasing Brendan Constantine’s work as Poet in Residence, we asked him “Why Does Poetry Matter?”
Brendan Constantine, Easy Street’s October Poet in Residence, is no stranger to the stage.
Today we give you Brendan Constantine, our October Poet in Residence, taking part in our traditional Take Five interview with equal parts delight and torment.