September 2006

Thorpe Moeckel reads "Winter Fields" by John Clare

In this installment, Thorpe Moeckel reads “Winter Fields” by John Clare. Moeckel’s first book of poems, Odd Botany, was published in 2002 by Silverfish Review Press, and his chapbooks include Meltlines, The Guessing Land, and Making a Map of the River. New poems and essays are forthcoming in Verse, Virginia Quarterly Review, Rivendell, and North Carolina Literary Review. He earned an MFA in 2002 at University of Virginia, where he was a Jacob K. Javits and Henry Hoyns Fellow. A former Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill, he now teaches at Hollins University.

Peter Larkin reads "Yardley Oak" by William Cowper

In this installment, Peter Larkin (b. New Forest, Hampshire, UK, 1946) reads “Yardley Oak” by William Cowper. Larkin is the author of two large poetry collections, Terrain Seed Scarcity (2001) and Leaves of Field (2006), as well as many smaller pamphlets. He ran Prest Roots Press from the late '80s until three years ago. He works at Warwick University Library and has published a number of academic papers on the Romantic poets.

Robin Beth Schaer reads "Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art" by John Keats

In this installment, Robin Beth Schaer reads "Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art." Schaer is the recipient of a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in Rattapallax, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Barrow Street, among others. She was educated at Colgate University and Columbia University, and has taught literature and writing at Columbia University and Cooper Union. She works at the Academy of American Poets and lives in New York City.