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Video Interviews

Some of these shows were taped pre-pandemic at NewTV in Newton, Mass.  Others were recorded online. Regardless of the setting, my guests have wonderfully insightful remarks. Click on each image to view the episode.

Serena Agusto-Cox

Serena Agusto-Cox, who coordinates poetry panels and readings for the Gaithersburg Book Festival, discusses her writing process and the unique ability of poetry to speak to a wide variety of readers.

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Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp describes her haunting fifth book, "Took House," her unexpected path from visual art to poetry, and why she enjoys helping seniors find their voice on the page.

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James Crews

James Crews, the editor of the best-selling anthology, "How to Love the World," emphasizes the importance of gratitude, joy, and creativity, and how poetry can ease feelings of isolation.

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Michael S. Glaser

Michael S. Glaser, who was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009, reflects on his recent TEDx talk, Finding Our Way Home, and how poetry can help us begin healing the world.

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Grey Held

Poet and literary activist Grey Held reflects on his new book "WorkADay," his public project Make Poetry Concrete, and the importance of bringing poetry off the page and into daily life.

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Gloria Mindock

Gloria Mindock, the founding editor of Červená Barva Press and the owner of The Lost Bookshelf bookstore, discusses her unwavering commitment to promote poetry and good poets.

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Clara Silverstein

Writer and historian Clara Silverstein describes how poetry helps people through difficult times – such as the pandemic – and instills a sense of inspiration and renewal.

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Matthew Zapruder

The award-winning professor and critic shares ideas from his book "Why Poetry," in which he explains how people can unlearn the erroneous ideas they have been taught about the genre.

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Ben Berman

Ben Berman talks about teaching high-schoolers and how poetry has changed the trajectory of his life, leading him from Pennsylvania to Zimbabwe to Greater Boston.


Sharon Charde

After the unexpected death of her son, Sharon Charde found solace by teaching poetry to incarcerated young women, as she explains in her compelling memoir,
"I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent."

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David Ferry

Poet and translator David Ferry, whose honors include the 2012 National Book Award, reads and discusses several of his poems and explains the importance of the line in poetry.

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January Gill O'Neil

January Gill O'Neil discusses her third book, "Rewilding," the significance of small moments, and the process of rebuilding after a loss and finding one’s wilder,
higher self.

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Amy Losak

Amy Losak discusses editing and publishing her mother’s book, “H Is For Haiku,” how her mother's dream became her own, and how haiku can transform and enrich the experience of readers and writers.

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Dzvinia Orlowsky

Dzvinia Orlowsky talks about her sixth book, "Bad Harvest," the impact of her heritage as a Ukrainian-American, and how she transforms losses into a channel for personal freedom.

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Bg Thurston

Poet, teacher, and editor Bg Thurston talks about poetry as word play, the need for hope, and how poetry can help us rediscover ways to not only survive but thrive in an uncertain world.
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