Writers in Residence
Cynthia Manick on Why Poetry Matters

Cynthia Manick on Why Poetry Matters

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?
On Voice and Poetry: June Poet in Residence Cynthia Manick

On Voice and Poetry: June Poet in Residence Cynthia Manick

This week we asked June’s Poet in Residence, Cynthia Manick, how spoken word poetry factors into her work and to poetry in general.
Take Five with Cynthia Manick

Take Five with Cynthia Manick

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.
Cynthia Manick: June Poet in Residence

Cynthia Manick: June Poet in Residence

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.
Take Five with George Drew

Take Five with George Drew

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.
Take Five With Leesa Cross-Smith

Take Five With Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa’s stories invite the reader to the table, pour them a couple fingers of something good, and leave them reeling.
Take Five with Harry Newman

Take Five with Harry Newman

Arresting, spare, and timely, Newman’s poems confront the urban political rather than the pastoral we see so often as editors.
Why Poetry Matters: a Discussion With Logen Cure, December’s Poet in Residence

Why Poetry Matters: a Discussion With Logen Cure, December’s Poet in Residence

by Logen Cure
 
Why poetry matters is kind of an interesting question. I wonder if other art forms get asked this question.
Spoken Word & the Aurality of Poetry with Logen Cure, December Poet in Residence

Spoken Word & the Aurality of Poetry with Logen Cure, December Poet in Residence

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.
Take Five with Logen Cure

Take Five with Logen Cure

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.
Logen Cure: December Poet in Residence

Logen Cure: December Poet in Residence

by Camille Griep
 
Every 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.
Why Poetry Matters: An Edited Discourse with October Poet in Residence, Brendan Constantine

Why Poetry Matters: An Edited Discourse with October Poet in Residence, Brendan Constantine

As we spend our final week showcasing Brendan Constantine’s work as Poet in Residence, we asked him “Why Does Poetry Matter?”
Brendan Constantine: Spoken Words

Brendan Constantine: Spoken Words

Brendan Constantine, Easy Street’s October Poet in Residence, is no stranger to the stage.
Take Five with Brendan Constantine

Take Five with Brendan Constantine

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.
Poet in Residence: Brendan Constantine

Poet in Residence: Brendan Constantine

Turning a corner I came face to face with a strikingly be-suited man. He said something lovely to me. I said something (hopefully) lovely back.

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