Category Archives: Interview

Got prompts? Check out PSU student’s blog 14 Wednesday Words

Penn State student, Windsor Township native and October Poem of the Month contest winner Brittany Truscott is a busy gal. When she’s not writing contest-winning poetry and going to classes, she’s running a blog with a unique mission: to get … Continue reading

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Livin the ‘Paper Dream’: York College prof edits lit mag history anthology

When I arrived at college, I thought all the poets were dead. I’m serious. I’d been writing poetry for years, but I thought that’s something teenage girls just … did. I knew I wanted to be a writer, and even … Continue reading

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Luna Park Review: A blog on literary publications by York College professor Dr. Travis Kurowski

I came across Luna Park Review before I even started this blog, and was in touch with its creator, Dr. Travis Kurowski from York College’s English department, to try to get a little coverage of the literary journal I run … Continue reading

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A spoonful of PoemSugar: Carla Christopher’s indie poetry press

  York’s Poet Laureate hates sleep. Actually, I’m sure she loves sleep. I’m just not convinced she gets any because she’s too busy writing poetry, promoting poetry, attending poetry events (which, in the York region, are many), and booking/coordinating/producing a … Continue reading

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Workshop poems, make poetry friends: Poetry Spoken Here, a long-running York poetry group

I promote a lot of poetry events on this blog, as well as individual writers. And I’ve touched on the idea of writing groups and community-building, but I haven’t yet, in any substantial way, mentioned Poetry Spoken Here, a mainstay … Continue reading

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Second annual Jawstruck! Spoken Word and Performance Festival: Submit through May 20, attend June 7

I attended this event last year — its first year — and I can assure you: The name is apt. In fact, the point of Jawstruck! is to present poetry so real and moving that it leaves you picking your … Continue reading

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Winner of the April Poem of the Month contest!

National Poetry Month has come to a close, as has the April Poem of the Month contest, the prompt for which was to write a poem that is in some way about poetry. This month, and for the third month … Continue reading

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Update on Melissa Carl’s Pulitzer Remix progress, and a discussion of found poetry

Previously, I blogged about West York Area High School history teacher and poet Melissa Carl’s participation in Pulitzer Remix, a National Poetry Month project sponsored by the Found Poetry Review. I thought we could talk a bit more about found … Continue reading

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Reading ‘tween the lines: Richard Thomas and Tweenverses.com

Richard Thomas is a retired teacher from Spring Grove Township who writes poems not for children, and not for adults or even teenagers, but “for and about tween-age students and their lives, inside and outside of school.” He collects and publishes … Continue reading

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Local arts TV show Culture & Main showcases region’s diversity, creativity

Stacia Fleegal interviews York poet laureate Carla Christopher on the new WRCT arts-themed show, “Culture and Main.”

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