Poetry is a distinct pleasure, and unlike any other art form.  It requires no special knowledge to enjoy it, just the patience to tune to its unique way of doing things; and once you’ve dialed into its wavelength, I can promise you’ll never want to go without it again – and nor will the world ever look quite the same.  Don Paterson, Picador publisher

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Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of ‘Father Dirt’ and Immigrant Model’ where she explores the feelings of living in different worlds.  Michael Waters is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, and his new collection of poetry delves into the sensual and spiritual with characteristic intensity.  If you missed the live stream broadcast of Poetry: Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters on Thursday night, April 19, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media player below ↓

 

Named by Essence Magazine as one of its ’40 Favorite Poets’, Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc and Hue as well as co-editor of The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives About Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century, and has appeared on radio and television, including HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.  If you missed Tara’s reading and talk at Hofstra University on April 11, there’s still time watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the ‘Watch Again’ button on the media player below ↓

 

US poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is the author of three books of poetry, including Pulitzer Prize winning ‘Life on Mars’*, ‘Duende’, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and ‘The Body’s Question’, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, as well as a memoir, ‘Ordinary Light’, a finalist for the National Book Award.  Her most recent publication, ‘Wade in the Water’* is a collection of poems ‘tying the truths of America’s present to its fraught founding history’.  [*If you make a book purchase via a link to Amazon within this paragraph, Zeester Media LLC may receive a small commission.  This in no way affects the price you pay for the purchase.]

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Ange Mlinko’s poems are about urban life, language and its failings, and the things we see and do not see, and all with a “unique sense of humor and mystery” (New Yorker).  She is the author of five books of poetry: Distant Mandate, Marvelous Things Overheard, Shoulder Season, Starred Wire, and Matinees.

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MacArthur winner Alicia Elsbeth (‘A.E.’) Stallings is an American poet and translator, born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and currently residing in Athens, Greece.  Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Poetry magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and the New Yorker, and she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and United States Artists.  If you missed her live talk, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or the post on the video player below ↓

 

Picador is a publisher of international authors, providing a platform for new fiction, narrative non-fiction and contemporary poetry to an English language readership.  It celebrated 20 years of publishing at a special poetry reading at the 2017 Brighton Festival, featuring poets Glyn Maxwell (On Poetry), Lorraine Mariner (There Will Be No More Nonsense), Hollie McNish (Papers, Cherry Pie, Nobody Told Me), Richard Osmond (Useful Verses), and Kate Tempest (Hold Your Own, Brand New Ancients and Let Them Eat Chaos).

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