LIST OF POETS



Franklin Pierce Adams  (Bricks and Straw) May 1, 2015 ; A Ballad of Baseball Burdens, May 15, 2015

Kim Addonizio (In Dreams, November 13, 2015)


Dick Allen (What You Have to Get Over,  May 3, 2013) was born in the Adriondack region of New York, and educated at Syracuse University and Brown University. He is the author of Present Vanishing: Poems (2008).


 Kazim Ali (Rain, May 24, 2013)  author of The Disappearance of Seth (2009) an essayist, and professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin University.

Philip Appleman (To the garbage collectors....January 1, 2016)


Jimmy Santiago Baca (Yesterday, the sunshine made the air glow, March 29, 2013 & It would be neat if with the New Year, January 1, 2016) was born in Santa Fe in 1952, and is the author of Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande, A Place to Stand, and other poetry volumes.


Charles Baxter (Some Instances, February 7, 2014 & Please Marry Me, February 13, 2015) Poet and novelist, born in 1947 and currently teaching at the University of Minnesota

Robin Behn (Interlude: Still Still May 13, 2016)


Nathaniel Bellows (Russian Birch, Playlist for September 28, 2012) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1972. He is a visual artist and has published poetry in the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the New Republic, and other journals. He lives in New York.


William Baer  (Snowflake, Playlist for December 14, 2012) was born in the Bronx, NY in 1948 and currently teaches at the University of Evansville.

Sandra Beasley (The Piano Speaks, September 14, 2014)

Rowena Bastin Bennett (Thanksgiving Magic, November 27, 2015)

Bill Berkson (Signature Song, February 27, 2015)

Wendell Berry (The Peace of Wild Things, December 11, 2015)



Julia Bird (Radio at Night, April 11, 2014) currently lives in London, author of Hannah and The Monk, from which this poem is taken.

Michael Blumenthal  (Over Ohio, September 6, 2013) teaches law at West Virginia University.

 Robert Bly (Seeing the Eclipse in Maine, October 3, 2014; Driving West, 1970, March 11, 2016)

Phil Bolsta (The Monsters in My Closet, December 4, 2015)


Marianne Boruch (The Mermaids, March 25, 2016)

Joe Brainard (30 One-Liners, October 9, 2015)


Lucie Brock-Broido (Gouldian Kit, January 24, 2014) a celebrated poet and professor at Columbia University. 

 Geoffrey Brock (Bryant Park at Dusk, November 7, 2014)

Ralph Block (After Rachmaninoff, February 13, 2015) 

 Joseph Brodsky   (excerpt from "Watermark" February 22, 2013 & Song of Welcome, October 9, 2015, December 24, 1971, December 18, 2015, 1 January, 1965, January 1, 2016) born in St. Petersburg in 1940 and emigrated to the US. Brodsky's "Watermark" is a series of essays and memoirs of Venice.

Gwendolyn Brooks  (when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story, November 14, 2014)

 Kurt Brown (The Kiss, February 20, 2015)

Joanne Burns (the library of t-shirts, 
October 9, 2015)



Julie Cadwallader-Staub (Reverence, September 6, 2013) teaches in the Burlington,VT school district.


Scott Cairns (First Storm and Thereafter, Playlist for November 2, 2012) was born in 1954 in Tacoma, Washington. He currently is on the faculty of the University of Missouri.


Rafael Campo (My Voice, Playlist for September 14, 2012) was born in 1964, and is a poet and physician at Harvard Medical School. For more information, please visit www.rafaelcampo.com

Kevin Cantwell (Sex and Taxes, February 6, 2015)

Rick Carbo (Mal Agueros, March 25, 2016)



Sarah A. Chavez (In Childhood, May 3, 2013) is a California-based poet.



J. Cisto (Beautiful Me, Playlist IX is a 26 year old  New Haven County representative and native. Ahead of his time and behind on his bills, J. Cisto continues to reach new heights with a current Conceptual Photography Book with a TBD release date. For more information into the Mind Of J. Cisto; email @ JayCisto@gmail.com

Judith Ortiz Cofer (Women Who Love Angels, May 29, 2015)

Elizabeth Coleman (Romancing Baseball, May 15, 2015)

 Katharine Coles (From Space, October 3, 2014)

 Billy Collins (Man in Space, October 3 2014, Today, March 20, 2015)
                       Nostalgia, May 22, 2015; Snow Day, December 4, 2015)

Ina Coolbrith  (Lines, September 26, 2014)

Alfred Corn  (Wonderbread,April 12, 2013 & In the Grunewald Cafe, October 9, 2015) was born in Bainbridge, GA in 1943 and is a poet and essayist.

Gregory Corso (For Miles, February 13, 2015)


Robert Creeley (The Rain, May 24, 2013) a "Black Mountain" poet who published over sixty books.

 Mahmoud Darwish (Your Night is of Lilac, April 5, 2013) regarded as the national Palestinian poet during his lifetime (1942-2008).


Frank Marshall Davis  (Four Glimpses of Night, April 5, 2013) a journalist, poet and political activist, born in Arkansas City in 1905


John F. Deane (The Aftertaste of Bitterness, March 21, 2014) Irish poet and novelist, b. 1943.


Chard DeNiord (This Ecstasy, February 28, 2014; Sunday Calls, November 14, 2014) poet and essayist, professor at Providence College.


Carl Dennis  (Progressive Health, May 17, 2013) is the  2002 Pulitzer Prize winner for Practical Gods. 

W.S. DiPiero (Nocturne), September 12, 2014)

James Dickey (The Lifeguard, June 21, 2013)

Gregory Djanikian (I Ask My Grandmother If We Can Make Lahmajoun, September 26, 2014 & In the Elementary School Choir, March 13, 2015)

Bill Dodds (Mrs. Stein, February 16, 2016)

Michael Donaghy (Machines, September 12, 2014)

Rita Dove (Ludwig van Beethoven's Return to Vienna, May 13, 2016)

John Dryden (What passion cannot music raise and quell? May 1, 2015)


Norman Dubie  (The Composer's Winter Dream, April 4, 2014) Born in Barre, VT in 1945, author of 18 books and the winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts.

Sasha Dugdale (Dawn Chorus, March 13, 2015)

Cornelius Eady (Victims of the Latest Dance Craze; Playlist for December 7, 2012; A Small Moment, September 13, 2013, Money Won't Change It, but time will take you on, February 6, 2015, Nina's Blues, February 26, 2016). Born in Rochester, NY in 1954, currently a professor at University of Missouri.

Russell Edison (The Difficulty With a Tree, March 18, 2016)


W.D. Ehrhart  (The Farmer, May 10, 2013) is considered to be "the dean of Vietnam poetry". Born in Pennsylvania in1948.

Rhina P. Espaillat ("Find Work", June 6, 2014) from Dominican Republic.



Robert Fanning (Song of the Sea to the Shore; Song of the Shore to the Sea, Playlist for October 12, 2012) is an American poet living in central Michigan. To read and purchase his work, please visit http://www.robertfanning.wordpress.com/.



Kathryn Fedyk (Soul of the oceanPlaylist VIII)
“I was born in Poland and I have lived in the US for 26 years now, currently residing in California. I just love writing and Poetry is my heart and soul, I could say my soul whispers, when my soul and heart speak I listen and write it down.
My dream has always been to write to tell you the truth just so recent I have had this tremendous flow of inspiration, soul journey one step at a time.
I do not have any blogs, if you wish you may find and read my poems on www.poemhunter.com, just put my name Kasia Fedyk, if you are interested in reading any of them, I have 140 poems. I have also just in May self-published 50 of them not including this one in my book of poems, called "soul whispers" on Kindle.”
Annie Finch (Coy Mistress, Playlist of November 9, 2012 & October 16, 2015, Samhain, October 31, 2014) was born in New Rochelle, NY in 1956. She is the author of Eve, and Among The Goddesses. Finch is the director of Stonecoast MFA, a creative writing program in Maine.


Scott Fivelson  (Warm Green Tea, Playlist of June 15, 2011 & A Farewell to LegsMarch 15, 2013) is the author of the novel, Tuxes, a satire of the multi-generational rich-family saga, from BeachSide Press. His one-act play, Dial L for Latch-Key, and light-hearted fiction noir, Johnny Passe, are published by Hen House Press. His film, American Reel, starring David Carradine, Michael Maloney, and Mariel Hemingway, was recently re-released on DVD. 
Scott Fivelson's poetry has appeared in the anthologies Light Year and Unhoused Voices. http://www.loveandpublishing.com/LatchKey.htm

Robert Fitzgerald (Midsummer, June 28, 2013) poet and acclaimed Greek translator. Born in Geneva, NY in 1910, died in Hamden, CT in 1985/

Katie Ford (Speak To Us, December 21, 2012) is the author of Storm (Marick Press, 2007), 
Colosseum (Graywolf Press, 2008), a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and currently resides in Philadelphia.

Nicholas Friedman  (Not the Song, but After January 24, 2014) a resident of Ithaca,New York, and lecturer at Cornell University.

Albert Garcia (August Morning, September 11, 2015)

David Lee Garrison (Bach in the DC Subway, March 21, 2014) “My main goal is to communicate, so I create poems that are not hard to understand with a first reading.  My poems emerge mainly from memories, as I fashion bits and pieces of my past into fictionalized configurations in a search for something more meaningful, more transcendent than my personal experience.”




Tess Gallagher (Under Stars, Playlist for October 12, 2012is a poet, essayist, author and playwright. She was born in Port Angeles, Washington in 1943.


Sheryl St. Germain  (Going Home: New Orleans, February 21, 2014) A native of New Orleans, Sheryl St. Germain has taught creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College and Iowa State University. She currently directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University where she also teaches poetry and creative nonfiction. 

Amy Gerstler (In Perpetual Spring, March 20, 2015)

Reginald Gibbons (Money, February 6, 2015)


Gordon Gilbert, (Kansas, Playlist II) a NYC West Village resident since the mid '70's, only
discovered the spoken word scene 4 years ago. Since then, there has been an
outpouring of poetry, short stories, monologues and a play. He currently
hosts monthly beat generation writer celebrations at the Yippie Museum Cafe;
and since November, has been staging performances of a dramatic production he
has written, Monologues from the Old Folks Home, with a cast of 17. Often he
can be found attending literary events at the Cornelia Street Cafe.
His email address is:
 gordonagilbertjr@usa.net.

Nikki Giovanni (Legacies, December 4, 2015)



Gail Kadison Golden (Cello Suite, Playlist IX) is a poet, psychotherapist and community activist who lives and works in New City, NY. She has published in numerous small press magazines and has won several awards for her writing. A collection of her poetry,  Awaiting Creation , was  published in the Fall of 2002.  Her website is www.gailgolden.com.

Edgar Albert Guest (The Lay for the Troubled Golfer, May 1, 2015)

Jason Guriel (Music Is Also a Kind of Money, February 6, 2015)

Ivor Gurney (After-Glow, March 27, 2015)



Lars Gustafsson (The Stillness of the World before Bach, March 21, 2014)
Swedish poet, novelist and scholar, born in 1936.


Rachel Hadas  (The Chorus; Playlist for December 7, 2012) is the author of The Ache of Appetite and currently a professor at Rutgers University.

Mark Halliday (Bad People; May 15, 2015)

Joy Harjo (Perhaps the World Ends Here, November 29, 2013) Native American poet born in Tulsa in 1951.

Sarah C. Harwell  (Talking Back to the Mad World, May 10, 2013) was born in Nashville and is currently a professor at Syracuse University.

 Robert Hayden (Those Winter SundaysNovember 14, 2014)

Jennifer Michael Hecht (Not Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, March 18, 2016)

Miguel Hernandez (Waltz of the Lovers Joined Forever, June 5, 2015)

Ernest Hilbert  (AAA Vacation Guide, May 17, 2013) was born in Philadelphia in 1970, and has written opera libretti as well as poetry.

Edward Hirsch (Early Sunday Morning, November 14, 2014)

Tony Hoagland (Summer in a Small Town, June 28, 2013 & Don't Tell AnyoneMarch 27, 2015)born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina in 1953

Elizabeth Hobbs (Slow Dancing on the Highway: the Trip North, March 11, 2016)

Michael Hofman  (Night, April 5, 2013) recently published an acclaimed translation of the letters of Joseph Roth, as well as Impromptus, his Gottfried Benn translations.

John Hollander (An Old-Fashioned Song, March 27, 2015)

Marie Howe (Practicing, May 3,2013) was born in Rochester, NY in 1950 and is the author of The Good Thief (1988) and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008).


Susan Elizabeth Howe ("Your Luck Is About To Change" December 28, 2012) is the author of Stone Spirits (1997) and her poetry is published in Great and Peculiar Beauty: A Utah Reader (1995) and Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems (1989). Her commissioned poem “Utah: Five Sacred Lessons” was performed with accompaniment by the Utah Symphony in 1999.

Andrew Hudgins (Blur, Playlist for October 5, 2012) was born in Killeen, Texas, in 1951 His volumes of poetry include Ecstatic in the Poison (Overlook Press, 2003); Babylon in a Jar (1998); The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood (1994); The Never-Ending: New Poems (1991),a finalist for the National Book Awards; After the Lost War: A Narrative (1988), which received the Poetry Prize; and Saints and Strangers (1985), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Hudgins has taught at Baylor University and University of Cincinnati; he currently teaches at Ohio State University.

Angela Jackson The Gulf of Blues, February 26, 2016)

Kathleen Jamie (Moon, January 11, 2013) was born in Scotland in 1962, and is the author of The Treehouse and Waterlight.

Mark Jarman  (The Children, January 4, 2013 & Days of '74, October 16, 2015) was born in Kentucky in1952, and currently teaches at Vanderbilt University.

Robinson Jeffers (The Beauty of Things, February 15, 2013) known for his reflective poetry about the California coast. Born in Allegheny,PA in 1887.

Sophie Jewett (To A Child, November 20, 2015)

OUYANG JIANGHE (MOTHER, KITCHEN OCTOBER 2, 2015)

Nick Johnson (Blue , Playlist III) is co-founder and editor of Big City Lit, an online literary magazine. His chapbook, Degrees of Freedom, is available from Bright Hill Press

Roxane Beth Johnson  (Blues for Almost Forgotten Music, September 14, 2014 & February 26, 2016)

 Rodney Jones (Life of Sundays, November 14, 2014)


Karen Josephson (The Studio, March 2, 2013) is a professor of theology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, a choreographer, a drama director, and a storyteller.

Mary Karr (Field of Skulls, October 31, 2014) Author, poet, (The Liar's Club,1995)


Jane Kenyon (Private Beach, May 31, 2013, & Portrait of a Figure near Water, June 21, 2013) born in Ann Arbor, MI in 1947, author of Let Evening Come, and Otherwise.

Chungmi Kim (A Girl on the Swing, October 10, 2014)

Kenneth Koch (A Momentary Longing To Hear Sad Advice from One Long Dead, September 13, 2013)


Ronald Koeneke (valerie bertinelli, May 30, 2014) Teaches history at Portland State University.

Christine Klocek-Lim (Strange Violet Behind Trees, September 7, 2012  & Despina, Moon of Neptune, October 3, 2014)) Christine Klocek-Lim was born in the coal-mining region of northeastern Pennsylvania, and now resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. She received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry and has two chapbooks: How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications) and The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, OCHO, Poets and Artists (O&S), The Pedestal Magazine, diode, the anthology Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. She is editor of the online poetry journal Autumn Sky Poetry.

Maxine W. Kumin (Running Away Together, March 15, 2013) Philadelphia-born (1925) and Poet Laureate of the United States from 1981-82.

Stanley Kunitz (Passing Through, November 20, 2015)

Mary Lamb  (Breakfast, May 1, 2015)

James Laughlin (Easter in Pittsburgh, March 20, 2015, In The God's Dreams,  November 13, 2015)

Dorianne Laux  (Fast Gas, October 16, 2015)

Sydney Lea  (Mahayana in Vermont, March 27, 2015)

Li-Young Lee (The Gift, December 18, 2015)

Judith Leet  (Early Friday Evening Observations, September 18, 2015) 

Brad Leithauser (A Vase, December 18, 2015)


Denise Levertov (Seeing for a Moment, September 26, 2014)

Phillip Levine (Call It Music, February 27, 2015)


Richard Levine (Measuring Absence , Playlist of June 15, 2011) is author of That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, Snapshots from a Battle, and most recently, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Bright Hill Press, 2012). A poem from the book, “In a Blue Wood,” is listed in the Academy of American Poets archives. He is a retired teacher and activist, working to block hydro-fracking in New York State.


Sara Littlecrow-Russell (Song from a Reedless Flute, November 23, 2012) was born in 1969 and descends from the Ojibwe Native American tribe. She is a lawyer as well as a poet and community activist, and currently on the staff of UMass in Amherst.

William Logan  (Christmas Trees, Playlist for December 14, 2012) is the author of "Macbeth In Venice", and was educated at Yale University. Logan was born in Boston in 1950.

Amy Lowell (Bath, June 21, 2013, Lilacs, March 20, 2015) Born in Brookline, MA, 1874. 

Dave Lucas (Suburban Pastoral, February 26, 2016)

Roddy Lumsden (Solo, April 3, 2015)

Sheryl Luna (Lowering Your Standards for Food Stamps, June 6, 2014) from El Paso, TX.

Ann Malaspina (Postcard From The Walkway Over The Hudson, Playlist IV) is a poet living on the East coast.Her new picture book HEART ON FIRE: SUSAN B. ANTHONY VOTES FOR PRESIDENT is a true story written in free verse. She likes crossing the Hudson River from her home in New Jersey.


 Jeff Daniel Marion (78 RPMMarch 29, 2013) was born in Rogersville, TN in 1940 and currently teaches at Carson-Newman College.


Linda Parsons Marion (Home Fire, February 21, 2014) a poet and essayist, author of Home Fires: Poems (1997)


Khaled Mattawa (Rain Song, May 24, 2013) a Libyan-born poet and currently a professor at University of Michigan.


Sebastian Matthews (On the Road, between Toledo and Cincinnati, Late June , September 6, 2013) lives in Asheville, NC. He is the son of William Matthews and Marie Harris, both poets.


William Matthews (Onions, April 12, 2013 & Well, You Needn't, February 12, 2016) was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996. He authored eleven volumes of poetry.


A.S. Maulucci (The Black Cat and The Baby Grand Piano , Playlist of June 15, 2011, Thoughts While Listening to Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, January 31, 2014, Sonnet 21, May 23, 2014)is an Italian American poet, playwright, novelist and painter from Connecticut who is currently living in the artists’ colony of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work has appeared in many journals throughout North America. He is the author of Nine Narrative Poems, On Poetry, The Mysterious Art and The Spirit of Poetry, available in Kindle editions from Amazon. He holds an MA from Wesleyan University and is the recipient of the Jordan Davidson Poetry Prize. More information and writing samples at www.anthonymaulucci.com or   www.lorenzopress.com

Gail Mazur (Ice, October 10, 2014; Baseball, May 15, 2015

Tom McDade (All Souls Cafe, Playlist II) is a 66 year-old former computer programmer living Monroe, CT with his wife. Many of his poems and short stories can be found on the web by Googling his name.

Walt McDonald (The Waltz We Were Born For, June , 2015)

Kevin McFadden (A Duet, April 3, 2015)


Claude McKay  (Dawn in New York, February 22, 2013, After the Winter, March 20, 2015, Joy in the Woods, March 18, 2016) Jamaican-born poet associated withthe Harlem Renaissance.


Ashley Anna McHugh (The Unquarried Blue of Those Depths Is All But Blinding, Playlist for October 19, 2012 & February 5, 2016) is the author of "Into These Knots", the winner of the 2010 New Criterion Poetry Prize.

Jane Mead  (Walking, Blues October 10, 2014)

Joshua Mehigan (The Professor, June 6, 2014) from upstate NY, lives in NYC.

Erika Meitner (Terra Nullius, October 9, 2015)

James Merrill (The Victor Dog, April 10, 2015)

Wilmer Mills (An Equation for My Children, January 4, 2013) was raised in Brasil and Louisiana, and is the author of 
Light for the Orphans (2002).

 Susan Mitchell (Once, Driving West of Billings, Montana, March 11, 2016)


Ramon Mojica (Sunday, Playlist IV) works as a shipping clerk and lives in New York City.

John Montague (Paths, May 10, 2013) born in New York but considered an authoratative Irish poet.

Carol Muske-Dukes (The Invention of Cuisine, April 12, 2013) is the current poet laureate of...California. She is also a novelist and journalist.

A.F. Moritz (Better Days, May 22, 2015)

Art Nahill (Deaf Night at O'Donnell's,  September 18, 2015)


Kenn Nesbitt  (December Substitute, December 21, 2012) was born in Berkley, CA in 1962, and the author of "Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney"  as well as many other poems and stories for children.

Richard Newman (Bless Their Hearts, November 27, 2015)

 John Frederick Nims (Gravity, October 3, 2014)

Tim Nolan (At the Choral Concert, February 7, 2014 & Thanksgiving, November 27, 2015) works as an attorney in Minneapolis. Author of "The Sound of It", New Rivers Press, 2008

Alice Notley (Sonnet, May 29, 2015)


D. Nurkse  (Introit & Fugue, January 24, 2014) Born in Brooklyn, the author of ten volumes of poetry, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.


Frank O'Hara (The Day Lady Died, February 22, 2013; Ave Maria, February 20, 2015) born in Baltimore in 1926, a member of the so-called New York School.

Sharon Olds (Chamber Thicket, April 3, 2015)


Gregory Orr (The River, February 28, 2014) author of more than ten volumes of poetry and a professor at University of Virginia.

Geoff Page(The Waltz, June 5, 2015)

Kenneth Patchen ( Be Music, Night, February 15, 2013 & The Sow is Deep on the Ground, April 3, 2015, At the New Year, January 1, 2016) born in Ohio in 1911, the author of What Shall We Do Without Us? and The Walkin-Away World.


 Naomi Shihab Nye (Burning the Old Year, December 28, 2012) was born in St. Louis in 1952. She is the author of This Same Sky  and A Maze Me.

  Michael Palmer   (False Portrait of D.B. as Niccolò Paganini, February 13, 2015)


Kaylan Pedine  (Turkish Cigarette,  Playlist VIII) is 28 and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys reading and writing poetry when not busy being a community organizer.

Peter Pereira (The Garden Buddha, May 22, 2015)


Sheila Packa (Driving at Night, September 6, 2013) this poem was taken from The Mother Tongue, published by Calyx Press in Duluth where the poet resides.

Ron Padgett (the morning coffee, February 20, 2015)


Steven Peery  (O Cello of Lovely Sound, January 31, 2014) is a fine arts photographer and poet living in New Haven, CT.

Robert Pinsky (Stupid Meditation on Peace, December 11, 2015)


Marie Ponsot (Northampton Style, June 28, 2013) born in New York City in 1921. 

Anne Porter  (An Altogether Different Language, May 1, 2015)


  D. A. Powell  (callas lover, February 13, 2015)

Lois Read  (Stones And Shells And Sea Glass, Playlist IVwas born in Chicago. She is a retired Art Teacher, and began writing poems in the 1980s. Read has been published in The Connecticut River Review, winning a 'best in issue' for her poem Barefoot Queen. She has published two chapbooks, is preparing to publish a third.

Paisley Rekdal (Happiness, June 6, 2014) from Seattle, WA.

Carter Revard (Driving in Oklahoma, March 11, 2016)


Donald Revell (Borodin, February 27, 2015)


 Charles Reznikoff (Leaving the beach on a Sunday in a Streetcar, September 11, 2015)


Adrienne Rich  (At a Bach Concert, March 21, 2014) poet, essayist and feminist (1929-2012). 

John Rodriguez (At My Best, 
September 11, 2015)

Katerina Rudcenkova (Yes, I Live Inside the Piano, 
September 19, 2014)



Kay Ryan (A Certain Kind of Eden, May 10, 2013) was Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 2008-2010.

Marjorie Saiser (Thanksgiving for Two, November 27, 2015)



Mary Jo Salter (Advent, December 21, 2012, Home Movies: A Sort Of Ode, February 21, 2014) was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1954. She is a professor in the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University.

Carl Sandburg (Number Man, April 10, 2015) 

May Sarton (Molluscs, February 5, 2016)

Gjertrud Schankenberg (The Paperweight, February 19, 2016)

James Schuyler  (A Man in Blue, April 10, 2015)

Lloyd Schwartz (Nostalgia: The Lake at Night, May 22, 2015)

Robin Sentell (Love Poem, February 5, 2016)

Anne Sexton (The Starry Night, April 5, 2013, Her Kind, October 31, 2014) one of America's leading poets and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (1928-1974).

Patty Seyburn (On Cooking A Symbol At 400 Degrees, October 2, 2015)


Alan Shapiro  (Song and Dance, March 29, 2013) is a professor at the University of North Carloina. He was born in Boston in 1952.

Brenda Shaughnessy (Magi, December 18, 2015)



Sierra Simpson (The Things I Carry, Playlist of June 15, 2012): "I was born to a broken family in North West Connecticut. I began writing short stories and poems as a form of escape. My mother is a beautiful woman, she has inspired me to keep trying no matter what happens in life, she's been through more than one could ever imagine. Thanks to her I am the strong, will driven, intuitive young woman I am today. I write to calm my mind; I also have gotten into doing painting and drawings. Art is the only way to fully express yourself, you bring that blank piece of paper to life with your words, and they're there forever, nothing can erase that you've put on that paper." 
Floyd Skloot (Silent Music, April 10, 2015)

Tom Sleigh (Aubade, 
October 16, 2015)

William Stafford (Assurance, 
September 25, 2015 & Peace Walk, December 11, 2015)

A.E. Stallings (Blackbird Etude,  September 12, 2014; Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther, November 14, 2014, Two Violins, February 12, 2016)

Timothy Steele (On the Eve of a Birthday, November 20, 2015)
Anne Stevenson (Elegy, February 7, 2014) An Anglo-American poet who has lived most of her adult life in Great Britain. The author of over a dozen volumes of poetry, books of essays and literary criticism.

Christine Stewart-Nunez (Breakfast for Supper, October 2, 2015)


Rob Stuart (Of Time And Trains , Playlist IV)was born in Minneapolis, studied at DePauw University and the University of Wisconsin before his theological studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He has published essays in The New York Times and The East Hampton Star, in East Hampton, New York, and is a retired Presbyterian minister, living in Amagansett, New York. 

Stephen Sturgeon (Music Between Strangers, September 14, 2014)


Evie A. T.  (How I Have Found It In Your Old Age Smiles  Playlist IX) is a Chinese Indonesian, who was born on January 25, 1988. She is currently a junior who just recently starts stepping into freelance writing industry. She regards herself as a young writer who currently has not much special talent yet in writing, but enthusiastically and passionately curious in everything related to writing. Her favorite quote is “ I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” by Albert Einstein.

Sara Teasdale (September Midnight, September 25, 2015)

Luis Lazaro Tijerina (Chet Baker in Paris, February 13, 2015) is a military historian, a published poet, easel painter, and soccer coach. He was was born in Salina, Kansas and is of Mexican American descent. He currently lives in Burlington, Vermont

Melvin B. Tolson (Satchmo, February 27, 2015)

Charles Tomlinson  (If Bach had been a beekeeper, March 21, 2014) born 1927,British poet, translator and artist.


Mark Tredinnick  (Red Moon Eclogues Playlist for October 12, 2012) was born in Sydney in 1962. He is the author of The Blue Plateau and Fire Diary, and the winner of the Blake Poetry Prize.

David Tucker The Dancer, February 12, 2016)

 Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (Roll on, sad world! Not Mercury or Mars! October 3, 2014)

Robert Vandermolen (A Day At The Races, February 12, 2016)

Mark Vinz (Driving Through, March 11, 2016)

Paul Violi (Extenuating Circumstances, May 1, 2015)


Arthur Vogelsang  ( Beginning With an Acute Stab of Nostalgia, It Gets Worse and Worse. May 22, 2015)



Alice Wagner (This Moment, September 13, 2013, Swimming Lesson, October 10, 2014, Burn, September 11, 2015) born in 1961, a poet and singer, currently living in New York City.

C.D. Wright (Everything Good between Men and Women, April 12, 2013) is the author of Cooling Time and Steal Away. She was born in Mountain Home, AR in 1949.


Diane Wakoski  (Belly Dancer; December 7, 2012, Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons, June 6, 2014 a poet and social activist born in Whittier, CA in 1937.

Derek Walcott (The Season of Phantasmal Peace, December 11, 2015)

Barry Weedon (untitled, September 18, 2015)


Rachel Wetzsteon (Love and Work, September 20,2013) highly acclaimed poet born in NYC in 1967.


Richard Wilbur (Year's End, December 28, 2012 and January 1, 2016) was born in New York City in 1921. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award for Poetry, and has authored numerous poetry collections.

Miller Williams (For a Girl I Know about to Be a Woman, November 20, 2015)

Elanor Wilner (The Messenger, October 10, 2014)

Terence Winch (Sleep Waltz, June 5, 2015)

Christian Wiman (Lord Is Not a Word, May 29, 2015)

C.D. Wright (Living, September 18, 2015)

Kayla Yandoli (Simple and Sweet, Playlist IX) is a songwriter, disc jockey, twin, and vinyl collector. She is currently a student at Marymount Manhattan College in NewYork City, studying Communication Arts. You can hear her live every week on herradio show The Song Remains the Same, streaming classic rock/pop music.

Al Young The Blues Don't Change, February 26, 2016)



Kevin Young (Ode to the Midwest, May 17,2013) is the author of Blues Poems. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1970.

Ofelia Zepeda (The Man Who Drowned In The Irrigation Ditch, June 21, 2013 and Smoke in Our Hair, September 26, 2014) is a professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona.




Donna Zucker (How To Say Goodbye, Playlist VIII)  works as a senior writer and researcher at Time Inc. She is also the president of Your Story, Inc., a writing company specializing in family history books.







































 Franklin Pierce Adams  (Bricks and Straw) May 1, 2015 ; A Ballad of Baseball Burdens, May 15, 2015

Kim Addonizio (In Dreams, November 13, 2015)


Dick Allen (What You Have to Get Over,  May 3, 2013) was born in the Adriondack region of New York, and educated at Syracuse University and Brown University. He is the author of Present Vanishing: Poems (2008).


 Kazim Ali (Rain, May 24, 2013)  author of The Disappearance of Seth (2009) an essayist, and professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin University.

Philip Appleman (To the garbage collectors....January 1, 2016)


Jimmy Santiago Baca (Yesterday, the sunshine made the air glow, March 29, 2013 & It would be neat if with the New Year, January 1, 2016) was born in Santa Fe in 1952, and is the author of Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande, A Place to Stand, and other poetry volumes.


Charles Baxter (Some Instances, February 7, 2014 & Please Marry Me, February 13, 2015) Poet and novelist, born in 1947 and currently teaching at the University of Minnesota


Nathaniel Bellows (Russian Birch, Playlist for September 28, 2012) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1972. He is a visual artist and has published poetry in the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the New Republic, and other journals. He lives in New York.


William Baer  (Snowflake, Playlist for December 14, 2012) was born in the Bronx, NY in 1948 and currently teaches at the University of Evansville.

Sandra Beasley (The Piano Speaks, September 14, 2014)

Rowena Bastin Bennett (Thanksgiving Magic, November 27, 2015)

Bill Berkson (Signature Song, February 27, 2015)

Wendell Berry (The Peace of Wild Things, December 11, 2015)



Julia Bird (Radio at Night, April 11, 2014) currently lives in London, author of Hannah and The Monk, from which this poem is taken.

Michael Blumenthal  (Over Ohio, September 6, 2013) teaches law at West Virginia University.

 Robert Bly (Seeing the Eclipse in Maine, October 3, 2014; Driving West, 1970, March 11, 2016)

Phil Bolsta (The Monsters in My Closet, December 4, 2015)

Joe Brainard (30 One-Liners, October 9, 2015)


Lucie Brock-Broido (Gouldian Kit, January 24, 2014) a celebrated poet and professor at Columbia University. 

 Geoffrey Brock (Bryant Park at Dusk, November 7, 2014)

Ralph Block (After Rachmaninoff, February 13, 2015) 

 Joseph Brodsky   (excerpt from "Watermark" February 22, 2013 & Song of Welcome, October 9, 2015, December 24, 1971, December 18, 2015, 1 January, 1965, January 1, 2016) born in St. Petersburg in 1940 and emigrated to the US. Brodsky's "Watermark" is a series of essays and memoirs of Venice.

Gwendolyn Brooks  (when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story, November 14, 2014)

 Kurt Brown (The Kiss, February 20, 2015)

Joanne Burns (the library of t-shirts, 
October 9, 2015)



Julie Cadwallader-Staub (Reverence, September 6, 2013) teaches in the Burlington,VT school district.


Scott Cairns (First Storm and Thereafter, Playlist for November 2, 2012) was born in 1954 in Tacoma, Washington. He currently is on the faculty of the University of Missouri.


Rafael Campo (My Voice, Playlist for September 14, 2012) was born in 1964, and is a poet and physician at Harvard Medical School. For more information, please visit www.rafaelcampo.com

Kevin Cantwell (Sex and Taxes, February 6, 2015)



Sarah A. Chavez (In Childhood, May 3, 2013) is a California-based poet.



J. Cisto (Beautiful Me, Playlist IX is a 26 year old  New Haven County representative and native. Ahead of his time and behind on his bills, J. Cisto continues to reach new heights with a current Conceptual Photography Book with a TBD release date. For more information into the Mind Of J. Cisto; email @ JayCisto@gmail.com

Judith Ortiz Cofer (Women Who Love Angels, May 29, 2015)

Elizabeth Coleman (Romancing Baseball, May 15, 2015)

 Katharine Coles (From Space, October 3, 2014)

 Billy Collins (Man in Space, October 3 2014, Today, March 20, 2015)
                       Nostalgia, May 22, 2015; Snow Day, December 4, 2015)

Ina Coolbrith  (Lines, September 26, 2014)

Alfred Corn  (Wonderbread,April 12, 2013 & In the Grunewald Cafe, October 9, 2015) was born in Bainbridge, GA in 1943 and is a poet and essayist.

Gregory Corso (For Miles, February 13, 2015)


Robert Creeley (The Rain, May 24, 2013) a "Black Mountain" poet who published over sixty books.

 Mahmoud Darwish (Your Night is of Lilac, April 5, 2013) regarded as the national Palestinian poet during his lifetime (1942-2008).


Frank Marshall Davis  (Four Glimpses of Night, April 5, 2013) a journalist, poet and political activist, born in Arkansas City in 1905


John F. Deane (The Aftertaste of Bitterness, March 21, 2014) Irish poet and novelist, b. 1943.


Chard DeNiord (This Ecstasy, February 28, 2014; Sunday Calls, November 14, 2014) poet and essayist, professor at Providence College.


Carl Dennis  (Progressive Health, May 17, 2013) is the  2002 Pulitzer Prize winner for Practical Gods. 

W.S. DiPiero (Nocturne), September 12, 2014)

James Dickey (The Lifeguard, June 21, 2013)

Gregory Djanikian (I Ask My Grandmother If We Can Make Lahmajoun, September 26, 2014 & In the Elementary School Choir, March 13, 2015)

Bill Dodds (Mrs. Stein, February 16, 2016)

Michael Donaghy (Machines, September 12, 2014)

John Dryden (What passion cannot music raise and quell? May 1, 2015)


Norman Dubie  (The Composer's Winter Dream, April 4, 2014) Born in Barre, VT in 1945, author of 18 books and the winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts.

Sasha Dugdale (Dawn Chorus, March 13, 2015)

Cornelius Eady (Victims of the Latest Dance Craze; Playlist for December 7, 2012; A Small Moment, September 13, 2013, Money Won't Change It, but time will take you on, February 6, 2015, Nina's Blues, February 26, 2016). Born in Rochester, NY in 1954, currently a professor at University of Missouri.

Russell Edison (The Difficulty With a Tree, March 18, 2016)


W.D. Ehrhart  (The Farmer, May 10, 2013) is considered to be "the dean of Vietnam poetry". Born in Pennsylvania in1948.

Rhina P. Espaillat ("Find Work", June 6, 2014) from Dominican Republic.



Robert Fanning (Song of the Sea to the Shore; Song of the Shore to the Sea, Playlist for October 12, 2012) is an American poet living in central Michigan. To read and purchase his work, please visit http://www.robertfanning.wordpress.com/.



Kathryn Fedyk (Soul of the oceanPlaylist VIII)
“I was born in Poland and I have lived in the US for 26 years now, currently residing in California. I just love writing and Poetry is my heart and soul, I could say my soul whispers, when my soul and heart speak I listen and write it down.
My dream has always been to write to tell you the truth just so recent I have had this tremendous flow of inspiration, soul journey one step at a time.
I do not have any blogs, if you wish you may find and read my poems on www.poemhunter.com, just put my name Kasia Fedyk, if you are interested in reading any of them, I have 140 poems. I have also just in May self-published 50 of them not including this one in my book of poems, called "soul whispers" on Kindle.”
Annie Finch (Coy Mistress, Playlist of November 9, 2012 & October 16, 2015, Samhain, October 31, 2014) was born in New Rochelle, NY in 1956. She is the author of Eve, and Among The Goddesses. Finch is the director of Stonecoast MFA, a creative writing program in Maine.


Scott Fivelson  (Warm Green Tea, Playlist of June 15, 2011 & A Farewell to LegsMarch 15, 2013) is the author of the novel, Tuxes, a satire of the multi-generational rich-family saga, from BeachSide Press. His one-act play, Dial L for Latch-Key, and light-hearted fiction noir, Johnny Passe, are published by Hen House Press. His film, American Reel, starring David Carradine, Michael Maloney, and Mariel Hemingway, was recently re-released on DVD. 
Scott Fivelson's poetry has appeared in the anthologies Light Year and Unhoused Voices. http://www.loveandpublishing.com/LatchKey.htm

Robert Fitzgerald (Midsummer, June 28, 2013) poet and acclaimed Greek translator. Born in Geneva, NY in 1910, died in Hamden, CT in 1985/

Katie Ford (Speak To Us, December 21, 2012) is the author of Storm (Marick Press, 2007), 
Colosseum (Graywolf Press, 2008), a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and currently resides in Philadelphia.

Nicholas Friedman  (Not the Song, but After January 24, 2014) a resident of Ithaca,New York, and lecturer at Cornell University.

Albert Garcia (August Morning, September 11, 2015)

David Lee Garrison (Bach in the DC Subway, March 21, 2014) “My main goal is to communicate, so I create poems that are not hard to understand with a first reading.  My poems emerge mainly from memories, as I fashion bits and pieces of my past into fictionalized configurations in a search for something more meaningful, more transcendent than my personal experience.”




Tess Gallagher (Under Stars, Playlist for October 12, 2012is a poet, essayist, author and playwright. She was born in Port Angeles, Washington in 1943.


Sheryl St. Germain  (Going Home: New Orleans, February 21, 2014) A native of New Orleans, Sheryl St. Germain has taught creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College and Iowa State University. She currently directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University where she also teaches poetry and creative nonfiction. 

Amy Gerstler (In Perpetual Spring, March 20, 2015)

Reginald Gibbons (Money, February 6, 2015)


Gordon Gilbert, (Kansas, Playlist II) a NYC West Village resident since the mid '70's, only
discovered the spoken word scene 4 years ago. Since then, there has been an
outpouring of poetry, short stories, monologues and a play. He currently
hosts monthly beat generation writer celebrations at the Yippie Museum Cafe;
and since November, has been staging performances of a dramatic production he
has written, Monologues from the Old Folks Home, with a cast of 17. Often he
can be found attending literary events at the Cornelia Street Cafe.
His email address is:
 gordonagilbertjr@usa.net.

Nikki Giovanni (Legacies, December 4, 2015)



Gail Kadison Golden (Cello Suite, Playlist IX) is a poet, psychotherapist and community activist who lives and works in New City, NY. She has published in numerous small press magazines and has won several awards for her writing. A collection of her poetry,  Awaiting Creation , was  published in the Fall of 2002.  Her website is www.gailgolden.com.

Edgar Albert Guest (The Lay for the Troubled Golfer, May 1, 2015)

Jason Guriel (Music Is Also a Kind of Money, February 6, 2015)

Ivor Gurney (After-Glow, March 27, 2015)



Lars Gustafsson (The Stillness of the World before Bach, March 21, 2014)
Swedish poet, novelist and scholar, born in 1936.


Rachel Hadas  (The Chorus; Playlist for December 7, 2012) is the author of The Ache of Appetite and currently a professor at Rutgers University.

Mark Halliday (Bad People; May 15, 2015)

Joy Harjo (Perhaps the World Ends Here, November 29, 2013) Native American poet born in Tulsa in 1951.

Sarah C. Harwell  (Talking Back to the Mad World, May 10, 2013) was born in Nashville and is currently a professor at Syracuse University.

 Robert Hayden (Those Winter SundaysNovember 14, 2014)

Jennifer Michael Hecht (Not Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, March 18, 2016)

Miguel Hernandez (Waltz of the Lovers Joined Forever, June 5, 2015)

Ernest Hilbert  (AAA Vacation Guide, May 17, 2013) was born in Philadelphia in 1970, and has written opera libretti as well as poetry.

Edward Hirsch (Early Sunday Morning, November 14, 2014)

Tony Hoagland (Summer in a Small Town, June 28, 2013 & Don't Tell AnyoneMarch 27, 2015)born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina in 1953

Elizabeth Hobbs (Slow Dancing on the Highway: the Trip North, March 11, 2016)

Michael Hofman  (Night, April 5, 2013) recently published an acclaimed translation of the letters of Joseph Roth, as well as Impromptus, his Gottfried Benn translations.

John Hollander (An Old-Fashioned Song, March 27, 2015)

Marie Howe (Practicing, May 3,2013) was born in Rochester, NY in 1950 and is the author of The Good Thief (1988) and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008).


Susan Elizabeth Howe ("Your Luck Is About To Change" December 28, 2012) is the author of Stone Spirits (1997) and her poetry is published in Great and Peculiar Beauty: A Utah Reader (1995) and Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems (1989). Her commissioned poem “Utah: Five Sacred Lessons” was performed with accompaniment by the Utah Symphony in 1999.

Andrew Hudgins (Blur, Playlist for October 5, 2012) was born in Killeen, Texas, in 1951 His volumes of poetry include Ecstatic in the Poison (Overlook Press, 2003); Babylon in a Jar (1998); The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood (1994); The Never-Ending: New Poems (1991),a finalist for the National Book Awards; After the Lost War: A Narrative (1988), which received the Poetry Prize; and Saints and Strangers (1985), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Hudgins has taught at Baylor University and University of Cincinnati; he currently teaches at Ohio State University.

Angela Jackson The Gulf of Blues, February 26, 2016)

Kathleen Jamie (Moon, January 11, 2013) was born in Scotland in 1962, and is the author of The Treehouse and Waterlight.

Mark Jarman  (The Children, January 4, 2013 & Days of '74, October 16, 2015) was born in Kentucky in1952, and currently teaches at Vanderbilt University.

Robinson Jeffers (The Beauty of Things, February 15, 2013) known for his reflective poetry about the California coast. Born in Allegheny,PA in 1887.

Sophie Jewett (To A Child, November 20, 2015)

OUYANG JIANGHE (MOTHER, KITCHEN OCTOBER 2, 2015)

Nick Johnson (Blue , Playlist III) is co-founder and editor of Big City Lit, an online literary magazine. His chapbook, Degrees of Freedom, is available from Bright Hill Press

Roxane Beth Johnson  (Blues for Almost Forgotten Music, September 14, 2014 & February 26, 2016)

 Rodney Jones (Life of Sundays, November 14, 2014)


Karen Josephson (The Studio, March 2, 2013) is a professor of theology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, a choreographer, a drama director, and a storyteller.

Mary Karr (Field of Skulls, October 31, 2014) Author, poet, (The Liar's Club,1995)


Jane Kenyon (Private Beach, May 31, 2013, & Portrait of a Figure near Water, June 21, 2013) born in Ann Arbor, MI in 1947, author of Let Evening Come, and Otherwise.

Chungmi Kim (A Girl on the Swing, October 10, 2014)

Kenneth Koch (A Momentary Longing To Hear Sad Advice from One Long Dead, September 13, 2013)


Ronald Koeneke (valerie bertinelli, May 30, 2014) Teaches history at Portland State University.

Christine Klocek-Lim (Strange Violet Behind Trees, September 7, 2012  & Despina, Moon of Neptune, October 3, 2014)) Christine Klocek-Lim was born in the coal-mining region of northeastern Pennsylvania, and now resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. She received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry and has two chapbooks: How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications) and The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, OCHO, Poets and Artists (O&S), The Pedestal Magazine, diode, the anthology Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. She is editor of the online poetry journal Autumn Sky Poetry.

Maxine W. Kumin (Running Away Together, March 15, 2013) Philadelphia-born (1925) and Poet Laureate of the United States from 1981-82.

Stanley Kunitz (Passing Through, November 20, 2015)

Mary Lamb  (Breakfast, May 1, 2015)

James Laughlin (Easter in Pittsburgh, March 20, 2015, In The God's Dreams,  November 13, 2015)

Dorianne Laux  (Fast Gas, October 16, 2015)

Sydney Lea  (Mahayana in Vermont, March 27, 2015)

Li-Young Lee (The Gift, December 18, 2015)

Judith Leet  (Early Friday Evening Observations, September 18, 2015) 

Brad Leithauser (A Vase, December 18, 2015)


Denise Levertov (Seeing for a Moment, September 26, 2014)

Phillip Levine (Call It Music, February 27, 2015)


Richard Levine (Measuring Absence , Playlist of June 15, 2011) is author of That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, Snapshots from a Battle, and most recently, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Bright Hill Press, 2012). A poem from the book, “In a Blue Wood,” is listed in the Academy of American Poets archives. He is a retired teacher and activist, working to block hydro-fracking in New York State.


Sara Littlecrow-Russell (Song from a Reedless Flute, November 23, 2012) was born in 1969 and descends from the Ojibwe Native American tribe. She is a lawyer as well as a poet and community activist, and currently on the staff of UMass in Amherst.

William Logan  (Christmas Trees, Playlist for December 14, 2012) is the author of "Macbeth In Venice", and was educated at Yale University. Logan was born in Boston in 1950.

Amy Lowell (Bath, June 21, 2013, Lilacs, March 20, 2015) Born in Brookline, MA, 1874. 

Dave Lucas (Suburban Pastoral, February 26, 2016)

Roddy Lumsden (Solo, April 3, 2015)

Sheryl Luna (Lowering Your Standards for Food Stamps, June 6, 2014) from El Paso, TX.

Ann Malaspina (Postcard From The Walkway Over The Hudson, Playlist IV) is a poet living on the East coast.Her new picture book HEART ON FIRE: SUSAN B. ANTHONY VOTES FOR PRESIDENT is a true story written in free verse. She likes crossing the Hudson River from her home in New Jersey.


 Jeff Daniel Marion (78 RPMMarch 29, 2013) was born in Rogersville, TN in 1940 and currently teaches at Carson-Newman College.


Linda Parsons Marion (Home Fire, February 21, 2014) a poet and essayist, author of Home Fires: Poems (1997)


Khaled Mattawa (Rain Song, May 24, 2013) a Libyan-born poet and currently a professor at University of Michigan.


Sebastian Matthews (On the Road, between Toledo and Cincinnati, Late June , September 6, 2013) lives in Asheville, NC. He is the son of William Matthews and Marie Harris, both poets.


William Matthews (Onions, April 12, 2013 & Well, You Needn't, February 12, 2016) was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996. He authored eleven volumes of poetry.


A.S. Maulucci (The Black Cat and The Baby Grand Piano , Playlist of June 15, 2011, Thoughts While Listening to Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, January 31, 2014, Sonnet 21, May 23, 2014)is an Italian American poet, playwright, novelist and painter from Connecticut who is currently living in the artists’ colony of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work has appeared in many journals throughout North America. He is the author of Nine Narrative Poems, On Poetry, The Mysterious Art and The Spirit of Poetry, available in Kindle editions from Amazon. He holds an MA from Wesleyan University and is the recipient of the Jordan Davidson Poetry Prize. More information and writing samples at www.anthonymaulucci.com or   www.lorenzopress.com

Gail Mazur (Ice, October 10, 2014; Baseball, May 15, 2015

Tom McDade (All Souls Cafe, Playlist II) is a 66 year-old former computer programmer living Monroe, CT with his wife. Many of his poems and short stories can be found on the web by Googling his name.

Walt McDonald (The Waltz We Were Born For, June , 2015)

Kevin McFadden (A Duet, April 3, 2015)


Claude McKay  (Dawn in New York, February 22, 2013, After the Winter, March 20, 2015, Joy in the Woods, March 18, 2016) Jamaican-born poet associated withthe Harlem Renaissance.


Ashley Anna McHugh (The Unquarried Blue of Those Depths Is All But Blinding, Playlist for October 19, 2012 & February 5, 2016) is the author of "Into These Knots", the winner of the 2010 New Criterion Poetry Prize.

Jane Mead  (Walking, Blues October 10, 2014)

Joshua Mehigan (The Professor, June 6, 2014) from upstate NY, lives in NYC.

Erika Meitner (Terra Nullius, October 9, 2015)

James Merrill (The Victor Dog, April 10, 2015)

Wilmer Mills (An Equation for My Children, January 4, 2013) was raised in Brasil and Louisiana, and is the author of 
Light for the Orphans (2002).

 Susan Mitchell (Once, Driving West of Billings, Montana, March 11, 2016)


Ramon Mojica (Sunday, Playlist IV) works as a shipping clerk and lives in New York City.

John Montague (Paths, May 10, 2013) born in New York but considered an authoratative Irish poet.

Carol Muske-Dukes (The Invention of Cuisine, April 12, 2013) is the current poet laureate of...California. She is also a novelist and journalist.

A.F. Moritz (Better Days, May 22, 2015)

Art Nahill (Deaf Night at O'Donnell's,  September 18, 2015)


Kenn Nesbitt  (December Substitute, December 21, 2012) was born in Berkley, CA in 1962, and the author of "Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney"  as well as many other poems and stories for children.

Richard Newman (Bless Their Hearts, November 27, 2015)

 John Frederick Nims (Gravity, October 3, 2014)

Tim Nolan (At the Choral Concert, February 7, 2014 & Thanksgiving, November 27, 2015) works as an attorney in Minneapolis. Author of "The Sound of It", New Rivers Press, 2008

Alice Notley (Sonnet, May 29, 2015)


D. Nurkse  (Introit & Fugue, January 24, 2014) Born in Brooklyn, the author of ten volumes of poetry, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.


Frank O'Hara (The Day Lady Died, February 22, 2013; Ave Maria, February 20, 2015) born in Baltimore in 1926, a member of the so-called New York School.

Sharon Olds (Chamber Thicket, April 3, 2015)


Gregory Orr (The River, February 28, 2014) author of more than ten volumes of poetry and a professor at University of Virginia.

Geoff Page(The Waltz, June 5, 2015)

Kenneth Patchen ( Be Music, Night, February 15, 2013 & The Sow is Deep on the Ground, April 3, 2015, At the New Year, January 1, 2016) born in Ohio in 1911, the author of What Shall We Do Without Us? and The Walkin-Away World.


 Naomi Shihab Nye (Burning the Old Year, December 28, 2012) was born in St. Louis in 1952. She is the author of This Same Sky  and A Maze Me.

  Michael Palmer   (False Portrait of D.B. as Niccolò Paganini, February 13, 2015)


Kaylan Pedine  (Turkish Cigarette,  Playlist VIII) is 28 and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys reading and writing poetry when not busy being a community organizer.

Peter Pereira (The Garden Buddha, May 22, 2015)


Sheila Packa (Driving at Night, September 6, 2013) this poem was taken from The Mother Tongue, published by Calyx Press in Duluth where the poet resides.

Ron Padgett (the morning coffee, February 20, 2015)


Steven Peery  (O Cello of Lovely Sound, January 31, 2014) is a fine arts photographer and poet living in New Haven, CT.

Robert Pinsky (Stupid Meditation on Peace, December 11, 2015)


Marie Ponsot (Northampton Style, June 28, 2013) born in New York City in 1921. 

Anne Porter  (An Altogether Different Language, May 1, 2015)


  D. A. Powell  (callas lover, February 13, 2015)

Lois Read  (Stones And Shells And Sea Glass, Playlist IVwas born in Chicago. She is a retired Art Teacher, and began writing poems in the 1980s. Read has been published in The Connecticut River Review, winning a 'best in issue' for her poem Barefoot Queen. She has published two chapbooks, is preparing to publish a third.

Paisley Rekdal (Happiness, June 6, 2014) from Seattle, WA.

Carter Revard (Driving in Oklahoma, March 11, 2016)


Donald Revell (Borodin, February 27, 2015)


 Charles Reznikoff (Leaving the beach on a Sunday in a Streetcar, September 11, 2015)


Adrienne Rich  (At a Bach Concert, March 21, 2014) poet, essayist and feminist (1929-2012). 

John Rodriguez (At My Best, 
September 11, 2015)

Katerina Rudcenkova (Yes, I Live Inside the Piano, 
September 19, 2014)



Kay Ryan (A Certain Kind of Eden, May 10, 2013) was Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 2008-2010.

Marjorie Saiser (Thanksgiving for Two, November 27, 2015)



Mary Jo Salter (Advent, December 21, 2012, Home Movies: A Sort Of Ode, February 21, 2014) was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1954. She is a professor in the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University.

Carl Sandburg (Number Man, April 10, 2015) 

May Sarton (Molluscs, February 5, 2016)

Gjertrud Schankenberg (The Paperweight, February 19, 2016)

James Schuyler  (A Man in Blue, April 10, 2015)

Lloyd Schwartz (Nostalgia: The Lake at Night, May 22, 2015)

Robin Sentell (Love Poem, February 5, 2016)

Anne Sexton (The Starry Night, April 5, 2013, Her Kind, October 31, 2014) one of America's leading poets and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (1928-1974).

Patty Seyburn (On Cooking A Symbol At 400 Degrees, October 2, 2015)


Alan Shapiro  (Song and Dance, March 29, 2013) is a professor at the University of North Carloina. He was born in Boston in 1952.

Brenda Shaughnessy (Magi, December 18, 2015)



Sierra Simpson (The Things I Carry, Playlist of June 15, 2012): "I was born to a broken family in North West Connecticut. I began writing short stories and poems as a form of escape. My mother is a beautiful woman, she has inspired me to keep trying no matter what happens in life, she's been through more than one could ever imagine. Thanks to her I am the strong, will driven, intuitive young woman I am today. I write to calm my mind; I also have gotten into doing painting and drawings. Art is the only way to fully express yourself, you bring that blank piece of paper to life with your words, and they're there forever, nothing can erase that you've put on that paper." 
Floyd Skloot (Silent Music, April 10, 2015)

Tom Sleigh (Aubade, 
October 16, 2015)

Elizabeth Spires (Faberge's Egg, March 25, 2016)

William Stafford (Assurance, 
September 25, 2015 & Peace Walk, December 11, 2015)

A.E. Stallings (Blackbird Etude,  September 12, 2014; Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther, November 14, 2014, Two Violins, February 12, 2016)

Timothy Steele (On the Eve of a Birthday, November 20, 2015)


Francine Sterle (Nymphs, March 25, 2016)

Anne Stevenson (Elegy, February 7, 2014) An Anglo-American poet who has lived most of her adult life in Great Britain. The author of over a dozen volumes of poetry, books of essays and literary criticism.

Christine Stewart-Nunez (Breakfast for Supper, October 2, 2015)


Rob Stuart (Of Time And Trains , Playlist IV)was born in Minneapolis, studied at DePauw University and the University of Wisconsin before his theological studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He has published essays in The New York Times and The East Hampton Star, in East Hampton, New York, and is a retired Presbyterian minister, living in Amagansett, New York. 

Stephen Sturgeon (Music Between Strangers, September 14, 2014)


Evie A. T.  (How I Have Found It In Your Old Age Smiles  Playlist IX) is a Chinese Indonesian, who was born on January 25, 1988. She is currently a junior who just recently starts stepping into freelance writing industry. She regards herself as a young writer who currently has not much special talent yet in writing, but enthusiastically and passionately curious in everything related to writing. Her favorite quote is “ I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” by Albert Einstein.

Sara Teasdale (September Midnight, September 25, 2015)

Luis Lazaro Tijerina (Chet Baker in Paris, February 13, 2015) is a military historian, a published poet, easel painter, and soccer coach. He was was born in Salina, Kansas and is of Mexican American descent. He currently lives in Burlington, Vermont

Melvin B. Tolson (Satchmo, February 27, 2015)

Charles Tomlinson  (If Bach had been a beekeeper, March 21, 2014) born 1927,British poet, translator and artist.


Mark Tredinnick  (Red Moon Eclogues Playlist for October 12, 2012) was born in Sydney in 1962. He is the author of The Blue Plateau and Fire Diary, and the winner of the Blake Poetry Prize.

Quincy Troupe (The Day Duke Raised: May 24, 1974, May 13, 2016)

David Tucker The Dancer, February 12, 2016)

 Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (Roll on, sad world! Not Mercury or Mars! October 3, 2014)

Robert Vandermolen (A Day At The Races, February 12, 2016)

Mark Vinz (Driving Through, March 11, 2016)

Paul Violi (Extenuating Circumstances, May 1, 2015)


Arthur Vogelsang  ( Beginning With an Acute Stab of Nostalgia, It Gets Worse and Worse. May 22, 2015)



Alice Wagner (This Moment, September 13, 2013, Swimming Lesson, October 10, 2014, Burn, September 11, 2015) born in 1961, a poet and singer, currently living in New York City.

C.D. Wright (Everything Good between Men and Women, April 12, 2013) is the author of Cooling Time and Steal Away. She was born in Mountain Home, AR in 1949.


Diane Wakoski  (Belly Dancer; December 7, 2012, Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons, June 6, 2014 a poet and social activist born in Whittier, CA in 1937.

Derek Walcott (The Season of Phantasmal Peace, December 11, 2015)

Barry Weedon (untitled, September 18, 2015)


Rachel Wetzsteon (Love and Work, September 20,2013) highly acclaimed poet born in NYC in 1967.


Richard Wilbur (Year's End, December 28, 2012 and January 1, 2016) was born in New York City in 1921. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award for Poetry, and has authored numerous poetry collections.

Miller Williams (For a Girl I Know about to Be a Woman, November 20, 2015)

Elanor Wilner (The Messenger, October 10, 2014)

Terence Winch (Sleep Waltz, June 5, 2015)

Christian Wiman (Lord Is Not a Word, May 29, 2015)

C.D. Wright (Living, September 18, 2015)

Kayla Yandoli (Simple and Sweet, Playlist IX) is a songwriter, disc jockey, twin, and vinyl collector. She is currently a student at Marymount Manhattan College in NewYork City, studying Communication Arts. You can hear her live every week on herradio show The Song Remains the Same, streaming classic rock/pop music.

Al Young The Blues Don't Change, February 26, 2016)



Kevin Young (Ode to the Midwest, May 17,2013) is the author of Blues Poems. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1970.

Ofelia Zepeda (The Man Who Drowned In The Irrigation Ditch, June 21, 2013 and Smoke in Our Hair, September 26, 2014) is a professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona.




Donna Zucker (How To Say Goodbye, Playlist VIII)  works as a senior writer and researcher at Time Inc. She is also the president of Your Story, Inc., a writing company specializing in family history books.





































































































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