Twitter Poet Party

Collin Kelley and I have been co-hosting the Twitter Poet Party for several years now. It takes place on the first Sundays of the month at 9 pm Eastern. We’re lining up featured guests and wanted to share with you who they are as the information becomes available!

April 2015: National Poetry Month. Swing on by to discuss how you are celebrating April and all of its poetry events.

May 2015: John Poch. John Poch’s fourth collection, Fix Quiet, was selected as the winner of the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize and will be published in spring 2015. He is also author of Poems, (Orchises Press, 2004); Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press, 2008), which won the 2008 Donald Justice Prize; and Dolls (Orchises Press, 2009). He is the editor, with Chad Davidson, of Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006. A co-founder and longtime editor of 32 Poems Magazine, he collaborated with co-founder Debora Ager and Bill Beverly to edit the anthology Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine (WordFarm, 2013).

June 2015: Kim Roberts. An award-winning poet, literary historian, and editor residing in Washington, DC. Author of four books of poems. Washington, D.C., is the source of much inspiration for Roberts. She has developed numerous tours for schools and community groups highlighting the literary and cultural history of the city. Roberts frequently leads walking tours of the Harlem Renaissance-era writers in the greater U Street neighborhood. Roberts’s research on Walt Whitman’s decade in residence of Washington, DC was featured in The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, as well as being referenced in subsequent articles in The Washington Post and The Washington Times, features on radio essays on stations WAMU and WPFW, and on panels for Whitman conferences at Rutgers University, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and at the annual Washington Historical Studies Conference.