March 2007

Keetje Kuipers reads "Washing Day" by Anna Laetitia Barbauld

In this installment, Keetje Kuipers reads “Washing Day” by Anna Laetitia Barbauld. Kuipers is a native of the Northwest. She earned her B.A. at Swarthmore College and her M.F.A. at the University of Oregon. She has received fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, which will provide her with a year of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley. She will use her time there to complete work on her manuscript, Beautiful in the Mouth, which contains poems currently published or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Atlanta Review, West Branch, Painted Bride Quarterly, Parthenon West Review, and Faultline, among others. She lives in Missoula, Montana with her dog, Bishop.

Kevin Goodan reads "The world is too much with us" by William Wordsworth

In this installment, Kevin Goodan reads “The world is too much with us” by William Wordsworth. Goodan was raised in Montana, and fought forest fires for many years. He attended the University of Montana, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His first book, In the Ghost-House Acquainted, was published by Alice James Books in 2004, and recieved the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award for 2005. He currently lives on a small farm in western Massachusetts.

Hermine Pinson reads "Music, when Soft Voices die" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

In this installment, Hermine Pinson reads “Music, when Soft Voices die” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Pinson, a native of Beaumont, Texas, is the author of two collections of poetry, Ashe and Mama Yetta and Other Poems, both with Wings Press. She has also published short fiction and critical essays in such publications as Callaloo; AfricanAmerican Review; Texas Bound: Short Stories by and about Texas Women; Konch, Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia, and Verse. She is presently working on a new collection to be published in the fall of 2007.