Interview with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Interview with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado and she writes and shares a poem every single day with a large flock of followers all over the world. She’s that kind of writer – generous and bold – and has much to share with us about writing from everyday life. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion, in back alleys and on river rocks.  Interview :: April 28, 2020 Her poetry collections include Naked for Tea and Hush – winner of the Halcyon Prize for poetry of human ecology. Visit her at www.wordwoman.com share this...
Interview with Marie Howe

Interview with Marie Howe

Marie Howe is an exceptional poet and human being who has much to teach us about living, writing and paying attention. She is another true menor of mine, and in this interview she is sitting in her apartment in New York during the pandemic, amidst an eerie quiet of ambulances and birds on the street below. At the end of the interview she reads from her gorgeous poem, Singularity, as well as talks to us about our changing world and how we want to re-enter it. Interview :: May 4, 2020 Marie is the author of numerous books of poetry including, Magdalene, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, and What the Living Do. She was a New York state poet laureate 2012-14, and her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and the Partisan Review, among others. http://www.mariehowe.com share this...
Interview with Lauren Fleshman

Interview with Lauren Fleshman

Some of you know the incredible Lauren Fleshman, a former track and field athlete, who was the U.S. 5000 meters champion in 2006 and 2010. She currently coaches the professional women’s running group, Little Wings Athletics, and is a former Wild Writing trainee who has brought Wild Writing to her running community all over the world. I hope you have fun with this 20-minute interview we did at 7am in the morning, and which is all about running and writing. Interview :: May 4, 2020 Follow Lauren on Instagram @fleshmanflyer and listen to the wonderful podcast she does with her husband, Jesse Thomas – https://pickybars.com/blogs/the-scoop/work-play-love-podcast share this...
Interview with Lynn Ungar

Interview with Lynn Ungar

Lynn Ungar came to my attention through her tremendous poem, Pandemic, which went viral during the pandemic. I talk to her here about the connection between her work as a minister and her work as a poet, and what it’s like to write and share poetry in response to these strange times we live in. Interview :: October 4, 2021 Lynn Ungar’s first book of poetry, Blessing the Bread, earned her fans around the world, and her latest work which includes, Breathe and These Days, can be found on her website. Find out more about her work at https://Lynnungar.com share this...
Interview with Richard Blanco

Interview with Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco, Obama’s fifth inaugural poet, and whose poem, One Today, was read at the 2013 inauguration, is a true creative who practices a kind of Wild Writing that he calls Fever Writing. In this delicious interview he talks about writing as a kind of fishing. His work asks us the universal questions: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world? Please listen for the poem he reads to us at the end of this 20 plus minute interview. Richard Blanco is the author of Looking for the Gulf Motel, How to Love a Country, and many others. Interview :: August 20, 2020 In 2015, the Academy of American Poets chose Blanco to serve as its first Education Ambassador. He has been named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and has received honorary doctorates from Macalester College, Colby College and the University of Rhode Island. He has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross, as well as major media from around the world, including CNN, Telemundo, AC360, BBC, Univision, and PBS. Blanco’s poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including the Best American Poetry series, The Nation, The New Republic, the Huffington Post, and Condé Nast Traveler. https://richard-blanco.com share this...
Interview with Alison Luterman

Interview with Alison Luterman

Alison Luterman is another one of those poets who I learn so much from. Her commentary on living and loving is grounded in a kind of gritty urban beauty that makes it accessible for all of us. She has taught me how to write about the most simple things with humor, insight and depth. Interview :: December 17, 2020 Her poems and essays can be found in The Sun, and her new book, In the Time of Great Fires, is out, and I’ve included a link to her publisher where the book can be found. Her other titles include, Feral City, Desire Zoo and See How We Almost Fly. https://catamaranliteraryreader.com https://www.alisonluterman.net share this...