ArtFM Radio hour: March 5.2015 : Nettie Farris : Matthew Haughton : Jonathan Wood

Tune in HERE this Thursday 1pm EST

Readings and Q&A with Nettie Farris and Matthew Haughton

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Musical interludes by Jonathan Wood

When you dig it:  You can then see them collaborate LIVE at Subterranean Phrases

on March 11 @ Decca [812 e. market st ] EVENT PAGE HERE

Subterranean Phrases is a reading series that matches writers and musicians to perform unrehearsed collaborations creating interesting juxtapositions of verbal and musical phrases. It’s subterranean in the cellar lounge at Decca Restaurant.

Can’t wait until March 11th to hear some incredible local readings?  I don’t blame you. Fear not. the Portland Poetry Series happens on MONDAY, March 2ND @ McQuixote Books and Coffee with 4 FOUR outstanding writers. 

Amber Burns : Adam Day : Jeremy Clark : Yolantha Harrison-Pace

Epiphany 

EVENT PAGE HERE 

All bios below


Nettie Farris is the author of Communion (Accents Publishing, 2013). She teaches writing as an adjunct instructor and has earned a Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences University of Louisville. She has won first place prizes in both Graduate Poetry and Graduate Research from the Metroversity Writing Contest. In 2011 she received the Kudzu Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Her chapbook, Fat Crayons, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Matthew Haughton’s latest book of poetry is “Stand in the Stillness of Woods” (WordTech Editions). His chapbook, “Bee-coursing Box” (Accents Publications) was nominated for the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry Book of the Year. His poems have appeared in many journals including Appalachian Heritage, The Four Way Review, Still, Border Crossing, and The Louisville Review. He is currently a student at the Bread Loaf School of English, where he is on a generous fellowship from the C.E. and S. Foundation. Haughton works as a school teacher in his native Kentucky.

http://jonathanglenwood.bandcamp.com/

From songwriter to improviser, Jonathan Glen Wood answers creativity’s call with openness and honesty, seeking clarity on an important inner journey. Whether performing with Old Baby, Jaye Jayle, Lowe Sutherland or Catherine Irwin, Wood strives to find new modes of creative expression, which lead to new musical possibilities. After a wide range of solo releases in 2014 ultimately uniting folk songwriting and synthesizer tones, he’s started 2015 by releasing, “On Remembering,” a wholly instrumental ambient synthesizer affair.


Amber Burns was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She earned her BA in English and Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville. Amber first began performing her poetry in 2008 as a member of the feminist choreo-poetry troupe, S.H.E.! (Solidifying Her Evolution). She is now a seasoned poet and uses the stage as a platform to discuss the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality. Amber is the Assistant Director of New Roots, Inc., a Louisville based non-profit working to make fresh local food affordable for those who need it most.

Jeremy Clark was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Pan-African Studies. In 2014, he was chosen to attend the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and his work is forthcoming in PLUCK! and Callaloo.

Adam Day’s forthcoming collection is Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books, April 2015). He is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He coordinates The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.

Yolantha Harrison-Pace was born in Tacoma, Washington, but lived her early childhood in Amarillo, Texas during segregation until her family moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1966. There integration became a part of her everyday life, often just because her family of 7 attended an event or she and one of her 4 brothers were the only African American student in the classroom. This unique legacy of having lived on both sides of the track, segregation and integration, has been influential in her love for and artistic portrayals of her precious home, America. Pace uses her art forms as tools and strategies for supporting her platform of unity through the pursuit of cultural excellence. Her focus group emphasis is underserved populations in America and beyond. Yolantha is an advocate for abused family members, especially concerning hate crimes against women and children. She has been a Children’s Ambassador for Haiti since the year 2000. She is a teaching artist, playwright, poet and author and has had her play THE WHOLE SKY premier at Berea College. Her multitude of writings have gleaned her such honors as Poet of the Year, Book of Poetry of the Year, and won her the personal accolade of Humanitarian Author of the year. Her works have gone international through her postings as an adjunct writer for University of Southern California’s Art Institute for Genetic Medicine. In addition, as an Urban Folk Artist, Pace’s primitive Angel dolls are owned by collectors around the world. Her newest release: UNCLE THAXTER is a children’s book celebrating friends and family of wounded warriors.

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Tea Salon. Amelia Susan. InKY: all this week in Literary Louisville

The Derby festivities are over for the year and Louisvillians can breathe a sigh of relief and get back to the heart of the city, its arts.

Spalding University’s BFA in CREATIVE WRITING

presents

LITERARY (Tea)SALON!
Wednesday, May 7th @ HILLBILLY TEA @ 7:30 PM

Martha Greenwald!

Kate Welsh!

Martha Greenwald’s first collection of poetry, Other Prohibited Items, was the winner of the Mississippi Review Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Threepenny Review, Slate, Poetry, Best New Poets, The Sycamore Review and Shenandoah. She has held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and been awarded an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, among other honors.

Kate Welsh is writing and illustrating her first graphic novel, Believable Places. She earned an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in 2007. From 2008-2009 she worked as a columnist for the Louisville Eccentric Observer and continues to write freelance book reviews for them. Her column, “Yep I’m Gay,” was Louisville’s first queer-centered column in a mainstream paper

Thursday, May 8 at 1pm EST on artxfm.com, Keep Louisville Literary will host poet, Amelia Susan with readings and Q&A about her recent publication ‘The Hand that holds the Earth’

Amelia S. Robinson is an author, artist, teacher, and therapist. She has found writing to be a vital part of her life. She remembers writing even as a child. In addition to composing poems and stories, she creates visual and performance arts. She presents spoken word under the name Dawn’s Early Light and continues to work toward her dream of returning to the nature and country living that so deeply influenced her youth.
The Hand That Holds The Earth Book is the first publication of writing by Amelia S. Robinson. She presents this collection of poetry and prose with the intention of raising the vibration of love and magic in our daily lives and reminding us of the precious gifts of Earth and Spirit that surround us and are within us all.

 

On Friday, May 9, LLA’s InKY is pleased to host Sena Jeter Naslund, Erin Keane, and Ellyn Lichvar. A Q & A with the authors will follow. Open mic will begin at 7:00, and the three readers will begin at 7:20. Open mic readers, please arrive at Bard’s Town to sign-up at 6:45.

 

Get LIT, Louisville. post derby

KY Writers Steven Michael Carr and Dean McClain 1pm today!

Steven Michael Carr works as a Staffing Coordinator and an Independent Community Facilitator in Louisville, Kentucky. He writes on the side. He is currently editing his first novel and working on too many other things at the same time. Steven received a degree in English from Bellarmine University and plans on one day obtaining an MFA in Creative Writing.

Dean McClain is a Shelbyville native and University of the Cumberlands alumnus. Dean is the author of two chapbooks of poetry “Splitsville…” and “Exit, Netherville”. Dean McClain has won awards for his poems and has also appeared on “The Viking Hillbilly” CD with Ron Whitehead.

Expect a variety of regional themes spanning genres today on Keep Louisville Literary on ARTxFM Louisville !

TODAY on KLL Radio 1pm Kristen Prevallet!

Tune in at http://www.artxfm.com in FIVE MINUTES to hear me speak with Avant-Garde, Feminist poet and essayist extraordinaire, Kristen Prevallet! Kristen will read her reworked Eliot quartets and essays on neuroplasticity and the biochemistry of language!!

Kristen read last night at Hillbilly Tea and is the writer-in-residence this semester at Spalding University’s creative writing BFA!

http://www.kayvallet.com

Today 10/31 on KLL RADIO Merle Bachman!

Rachel Short will host poet/prof Merle Bachman to talk about the Spalding BFA in creative writing, the new local literary magazine Word Hotel, Merle’s poetry and her upcoming Subterranean Phrases December reading TODAY 1pm on http://www.artxfm.com

click over and tune into streaming arts radio!

(photo credit Micheal Jackman, http://www.mjfreelance.com)

Lynnell Edwards on Keep Louisville Literary Radio 9-5-13!

Greetings readers!

I’m back on-air this week with poet/organizer/prof Lynnell Major Edwards. You may remember our textual interview from last year (if not you can read it here). Lynnell has new info on Louisville Literary Arts (local non-profit of which she is currently the president) and their 2013-2014 InKY reading series as well as the upcoming Writer’s Block literary festival which will usher in its third year this October. She’ll also read new and published work. Join us Thursday at 1pm on-air at www.artxfm.com

Lynnell Major Edwards is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Covet (October, 2011), and also The Farmer’s Daughter (2003) and The Highwayman’s Wife (2007), all from Red Hen Press.  Her short fiction and book reviews have appeared most recently in Connecticut Review, American Book Review, Pleiades, New Madrid, and others. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky where, since 2010 she has been president of  Louisville Literary Arts, a non-profit literary arts organization that sponsors the monthly InKY reading series and The Writer’s Block Festival. She is also Associate Professor of English at Spalding University.  She also teaches creative writing at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and is available for readings and workshops in a variety of settings.You can check out Lynnell’s wordpress page here!

Thursday 8-1 KLL Radio welcomes Sean Patrick Hill!

Thursday I’m welcoming Sean Patrick Hill to the studio. The show streams as always, 1pm on http://www.artxfm.com. Sean is the author of three books of poetry Interstitial (Blazevox, 2012), The Imagined Field (Paper Kite, 2010), and Hibernaculum (Slash Pine Press, 2013); he is also a journalist and non-fiction writer. You can read about his recent pubs and books here.

Sean read at Holler Poets last week, Speak Social last fall, Chicago, Chattanooga, Pittsburg, Raleigh, and elsewhere in the last sixth months. He’s hard-working poet, father, and educator with a profound interest in and reverence for his literary idols.

We will talk about his new book, his recent experience graduating from Warren Wilson’s MFA in creative writing, and hear poems old and new. I’ll also be announcing upcoming regional and local contests, readings, and other opportunities to get involved with literary culture in Louisville, KY and nearby!

POET MATT HART TODAY ON KLL RADIO!

Today on Keep Louisville Literary [the radio show] I’ll be speaking with Matt Hart author of Wolf Face (H_NGM_N, 2010) Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2011), Debacle, Debacle (H_NGM_N, 2013) and Radiant Action (forthcoming from Typecast Publishing 2014). Stream the show live at http://www.artxfm.com @ 1pm! I’ll also be dropping more tracks from his post-punk band TRAVEL! Matt is also an educator at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and editor-in-chief at the journal he co-founded Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety.

Keep Louisville Literary Radio show UPDATES!

Dear Readers,This Thursday my guest will be poet / professor Matt Hart, who’ll be discussing with us education models for creative writing, his latest book Debacle, Debacle (H_ngm_n, 2013) and his new work-in-progress Radiant Action forthcoming from Typecast Publishing here in Louisville, KY!

You can check out Matt reading “Amplifier to Defender” from Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast, 2011) HERE

And over HERE are five poems from Radiant Action over at Hobart.

NEXT Thursday, 7-25, my guest (who was originally slated for this week) will be Adam Day, University of Kentucky educator, poet, and Louisville Literary Arts (LLA) board-member. Adam holds an MFA in creative writing from NYU, where he studied with former U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine, and coordinates the Baltic Writing Residency which now includes residencies in Scotland, and at Bernheim Forest in KY. Adam Day is the recipient of a 2010 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and is also the recipient of a 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. He has a ton of experience and insight about the poetry world, is working on several projects, and will be chatting about all that and hopefully reading poems for us!

Literary Event and KLL radio!

Next weeks guest on Keep Louisville Literary (7-18 at 1p on ARTxFM) will be award winning poet and UK instructor Adam Day who’ll talk with us about his time in NYU’s MFA program in Creative Writing, and working toward a better literary community with Louisville Literary Arts!

July 19th from 6-8p Homegrown Art, Music and Spoken word will feature poet W. “Bill” Loren Smith. Event hosted by Bobbi Buchanan of the New Southerner journal. Cedar Grove Coffee House 142 Buffalo Run Rd. Shepardsville, KY

July 28th at 5:30p Stone Soup returns to The Bards Town (1801 Bardstown Rd. 40205) with poets Mark Webb, Devin Payne, and Robin Bensinger.

BOTH EVENTS BEGIN WITH AN OPEN MIC, sign ups 30min before show time.