The Poetry Vlog: Creating Social Justice, Poetry, and Higher Ed Coalitions

The Poetry Vlog: Creating Social Justice, Poetry, and Higher Ed Coalitions

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By C. R. Grimmer
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Welcome to the Podcast Segment of YouTube's "The Poetry Vlog": youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog.

Tune in for 2-min poetry readings & 30-minute guest discussions connecting poetry, pop culture, & social justice. Guests range from published poets, scholars, & artists to folx just entering these conversations.

C. R. Grimmer is a scholar, poet, & lecturer at the University of Washington. For more info, to join the community, or to reach out: www.thepoetryvlog.com/

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Welcome to the Podcast Segment of YouTube's "The Poetry Vlog": youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog.

Tune in for 2-min poetry readings & 30-minute guest discussions connecting poetry, pop culture, & social justice. Guests range from published poets, scholars, & artists to folx just entering these conversations.

C. R. Grimmer is a scholar, poet, & lecturer at the University of Washington. For more info, to join the community, or to reach out: www.thepoetryvlog.com/

Say hi!:
IG: instagram.com/thepoetryvlog
T: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog
F: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog
thepoetryvlog.com

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S3, E6: Laura Da' on the Shawnee Concept of City, Health & the Body, and Proper Nouns
Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/v2FSQu9jJiQ)  Poet and teacher Laura Da’ reads her new work & discusses the concept of "city" in the Shawnee language, understanding health and the body in relation to the mind and colonialism, and the effects of proper nouns in writing.  --  About Laura: Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Writers Program.  Her first book, Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her latest book is Instruments of the True Measure, published by the University of Arizona Press. More on Laura: Website: (http://www.laurada.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/laura_l_da) // Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/lauralda) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
26:08
November 11, 2019
S3, E5: SJ Sindu on Poetic Sensibility, Navigating Trauma, & Healing
Watch the YouTube version here: (https://youtu.be/f9QBmPL_l-Y) Novelist SJ Sindu reads an original piece and discusses bringing poetic sensibility to prose writing, self-healing and establishing boundaries, and navigating femmephobia as a femme writer.  --  About Sindu: SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award. Sindu is also the author of the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. An Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Sindu holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu’s second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming from Soho Press.  More on Sindu:  Website: (http://sjsindu.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/SJSindu) //  IG: (https://www.instagram.com/sjsindu) //  FB: (https://www.facebook.com/SjSindu) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor // 
25:54
November 11, 2019
S3, E4: Patrick Milian on Lana Del Rey, John Ashbery, and "The American Dream"
Watch the YouTube version here: (https://youtu.be/Mj0BGd4pLG0) This week on The Poetry Vlog, Patrick Milian from Patrick and Pop Culture discusses Lana Del Rey’s most recent album and how it connects to the work of 20th-century poet John Ashbery.  -- About Patrick: Patrick Milian is an instructor at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. He has been a David A. Robertson Fellow, William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Peer-reviewed essays have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual and forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. The Gleaners, a song cycle written in collaboration with composer Emerson Eads premiered by Northwest Art Song Fall 2018, and his chapbook, "Pornographies" was published the same season. He received his PhD from the University of Washington. More on Patrick: Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/patrick.milian) // Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/patrick.milian.73) // ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
09:57
October 28, 2019
S3, E3: Benjamin Ficklin on Roberto Bolaño, Cross-Border, & Cross-Genre Work
Watch the YouTube episode here: https://youtu.be/2l4f50GM0EI This week, writer and artist Benjamin Ficklin reads his original work and discusses cross-genres, including rhythm as a cross-genre tool in fiction writing and performance, cross-border work and violence with the writings of Roberto Bolaño, and understanding white privilege as it relates to activism.  --  About Benjamin:  Benjamin McPherson Ficklin was born in Portland, Oregon and now spends most of his life travelling. Outside of his writing and photography, he works as a gongfu tea-master, teacher, commercial salmon fisherman, and ulu farmer. His work has been published in Lomography, wildness, Ursus Americanus Press, Clackamas Literary Review, Autre, Objects Food Rooms, Voice Magazine, and all three anthologies by The StoneCutters Union.  More on Benjamin: Website: (http://benmf.com) //  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/artsbmf) (@artsBMF) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●  The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
29:40
October 21, 2019
S3, E2: Larissa Lai on Fiction, Poetry, & Affect Theory
Catch the YouTube version of this episode: (https://youtu.be/ymy4I_qoRv8). -- Poet, writer, and scholar Larissa Lai reads and discusses her original works, the differences between fiction and poetry, and introduces Affect Theory as a comparison to the enlightenment-bound self.  --  About Larissa: Larissa Lai has authored six books including Salt Fish Girl and The Tiger Flu. Recipient of an Astraea Award and finalist for the Lambda Award, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award (twice), the Sunburst Award, the W.O. Mitchell Award (twice including this time), the bpNichol Chapbook Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, where she directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing. She makes her home in Calgary (Brentwood) where she lives with her father.  (www.larissalai.com) // (www.tiahouse.ca) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager // Wil Engstrom - Video Editor // Parker Kennedy - Video Editor // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach // Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications // Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
26:03
October 13, 2019
S3, E1: Poet Chen Chen on Writing Trauma, Vulnerability, Queer Kinship, & Home Alone
Catch the YouTube version of this episode: (https://youtu.be/0V2za1q6D_E).  --  Poet and educator Chen Chen reads an original poem and discusses writing trauma, vulnerability & expectations, queer kinship & community, and how it all connects with "Home Alone."  --  About Chen: Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently You MUST Use the Word Smoothie (Sundress Publications, 2019) and Gesundheit! (with Sam Herschel Wein and forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press, fall 2019). His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2017). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence and co-runs the journal, Underblong. He lives in Waltham, MA with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug, Mr. Rupert Giles.  (chenchenwrites.com) //  (twitter.com/chenchenwrites) //  (instagram.com/chenchenwrites) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Fall 2019 Student Team: Mandy Cook - Team Manager //  Wil Engstrom - Video Editor //  Parker Kennedy - Video Editor //  Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing & Outreach //  Reagan Welsh - Social Media & Communications //  Mel Kuoch - Video Editor //  Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.
28:50
October 5, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor Reads "Handplay"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read their own poem, "Handplay," which we will discuss even more in tomorrow's longer episode. This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
02:26
May 30, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor Reads "Once I Tried to Kill a Man"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read their very own work, "Once I Tried to Kill a Man," which we will chat about later this week in our longer episode. This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
02:58
May 29, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor reads J Jennifer Espinoza's "The Moon is Trans"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read J Jennifer Espinoza's poem, "The Moon is Trans" This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
02:54
May 28, 2019
Flash Briefing: Vicco Naylor reading J Jennifer Espinoza's "A Guide to Reading Trans Literature"
This Flash Briefing Poetry Reading features one of my favorite students, Vicco Naylor. They read J Jennifer Espinoza's poem, "A Guide to Reading Trans Literature." This and the following three short readings mark the last of the academic year and this Season Two of The Poetry Vlog, with Vicco Naylor's longer chat this weekend being the last full episode of the season. It is an honor and thrill to feature a student to round out an incredible year of learning and developing these materials. Show Vicco your support by leaving ratings in iTunes or voice messages here on Anchor, and I hope you enjoy this last week of the second season of The Poetry Vlog! - - Today's reader: Vicco Naylor - Link to Vicco's site and work: https://www.vicco-g-naylor.com/ - About Vicco Naylor:   Vicco is a graduating senior pursuing a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. They are an emotional trans poet who gains energy from the queer and trans communities around them. Vicco loves helping youth explore their craft and their developing selfhood. Vicco is extremely passionate about transforming the educational institution into a system that counters white supremacy and settler-colonialism, rather than upholds it. - Vicco on Twitter and Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicco_exists https://www.twitter.com/vicco_exists ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ●
03:40
May 27, 2019
Webinar: The National Youth Poet Laureates Discuss Democracy, The Library of Congress, & Their Intentions for 2019!
About: In this episode, 2019 National Youth Poet Laureates and Ambassadors Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr, Jackson Neal, Kara Jackson, and Azura Tyabji participate in a webinar before their spoken word poetry performances at The Library of Congress. We celebrate National Poetry Month, discuss "democracy" as a complex and at times troublesome word for youth poet and artist-activists, the complex privileges and histories of performing in The Library of Congress, and each writer's intentions for their time together as the 2019 cohort. *"speaking" typo -- Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr, not Whiting, and then Haviland Whiting! The day after this webinar, Kara Jackson was named the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate! Check out her episode below, but also send her your congrats. Note, too: this is not about one poet being named National Youth Poet Laureate. You'll be seeing these rad artists and activists all year as a coalitional cohort, so go say hi to them and comment below or on their sites with your appreciation! - Art in thumbnail by: ✔︎ https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerYoungArtandDesign Available through: ✔︎ https://amplifier.org/ - Chicago Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/karajackson/ Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/azuratyabji/ Houston Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/JacksonNeal1/ National Youth Poet Laureate Director Dr. Camea Davis's Episode: ✔︎ https://bit.ly/cameadavistpv/ Youth Poet Laureates Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr's and Haviland Whiting are both forthcoming later this year. Stay tuned! Special shout out to Dr. Camea Davis, Urban Word NYC, and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program (see links below) for putting together such a rad collaboration. - The National Youth Poet Laureate Program, Urban Word NYC, and Dr. Camea Davis: ✔︎ https://www.youthlaureate.org/ ✔︎ https://urbanwordnyc.org/ ✔︎ https://cameadavis.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). ●
33:45
May 18, 2019
BEHIND THE SCENES: Co-Editor Colleen Burner on Creating and Running Shirley Magazine: an Online Journal
This episode concludes a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine. I chat with Co-Editor and Oregon Literary Arts Fellow, Colleen Burner, on starting the online journal, calling for submission, creating a cohesive aesthetic, and being inspired by writer Shirley Jackson. Shirley Magazine is an online Fiction and Hybrid Forms Magazine in Portland, OR, edited by Colleen Burner and Lauren Perez. For clips from the journal, listen to two-minute readings on the weekdays of April in this podcast. To read the online copy for FREE (cool!), check out the links below. Issue 13 was just released April 29th, so it's fresh beauty at the time of this posting! - YouTube Edition: bit.ly/shirleymag - Shirley Magazine and Issue 13: https://shirleymag.com/ - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
23:30
May 1, 2019
Flash Briefing: Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog (LAST DAY)!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:19
April 30, 2019
Flash Briefing: Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog Day 4!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:29
April 29, 2019
Flash Briefing: Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog Day 3!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:06
April 26, 2019
Flash Briefing: Editor Colleen Burner Reads on The Poetry Vlog Day 2!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:54
April 25, 2019
Flash Briefing: Editor Colleen Burner Day 1 of 5!
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Colleen Burner - Link to Colleen Burner's site and work:   https://colleenburnerwrites.wordpress.com/ - About Colleen Burner:   Colleen hails from the Midwest and currently lives in Portland, OR. I am co-editor of Shirley Magazine, co-organizer of the Queen of the Night Reading Series, and a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, among other awards/honors. In 2010 they received my BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute; in 2014 they received their MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Portland State University. They find my processes for writing, quilting, and collaging to be strikingly similar; always have an iron in the fire; look forward to cronehood. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
06:34
April 24, 2019
Flash Briefing: Laura Paul reads "To Have a Body" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Laura Paul reading "To Have a Body." - Link to full piece:   Issue 9, December 2017: http://www.shirleymag.com/s/Issue-9-archive.pdf - About Laura Paul:   Laura Paul is a writer living in Los Angeles. Previously, her work has been published by the Brooklyn Rail, Entropy Magazine, Shirley Magazine, Soft Cartel, and featured at the West Hollywood Book Fair and Los Angeles Zine Fair. She is the author of Entropy Magazine's monthly horoscope column, Stars to Stories, and since June 2018 she's been filming a weekly video series of her poetry at poemvideo.com. Raised in Sacramento, she earned her B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle and her Master's degree from UCLA. She can be found at laurapaulwriter.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @laura_n_paul  - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:16
April 23, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kelli Nicholson reads "All Gristle and Pulse" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kelli Nicholson reading "All Gristle and Pulse." -  The story "All Gristle and Pulse" appeared in Issue Ten of Shirley Magazine. Kelli's work has also appeared in Passages North, Moon City Review, and others. More of Kelli's work can be found on their website - www.lwnicholson.com. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:18
April 22, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins reads "Bjorn" (Part 6) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:02
April 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins reads "Bjorn" (Part 5) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
02:56
April 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins Reads "Bjorn" (Part 4) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:15
April 21, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins reads "Bjorn" (Part 3) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:16
April 20, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins Reads "Bjorn" (Part 1) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:26
April 19, 2019
Flash Briefing: Whitney Collins Reads "Bjorn" (Part 2) from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Whitney Collins reading "Bjorn." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles - About Whitney: Whitney Collins’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, The Gateway Review, Pamplemousse, Shirley Magazine, and New Limestone Review. It is forthcoming in Quarter After Eight, The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, Raleigh Review, Solidago Journal, and The Laurel Review. Her stories have been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she holds an MFA from Spalding University. She lives in Kentucky with my husband and sons. - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:33
April 19, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kelly Krumrie reads "I Now Begin" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kelly Krumrie reading "I Now Begin." - Link to full piece: Issue Eight, http://www.shirleymag.com/archive - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
06:32
April 18, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel reads "Carry the Forest Home" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel reading "Carry the Forest Home." - Link to full piece:   http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-ten/#carry-the-forest-home - More on Kisha: visit   https://www.kishalewellynschlegel.com/ or say hi at https://www.instagram.com/KishaSchlegel - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:34
April 17, 2019
Flash Briefing: Thea Prieto Reads "The Shrines" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Thea Prieto reading "The Shrines." - Link to full piece: http://www.shirleymag.com/issue-eleven-doubles#the-shrines-by-thea-prieto - More on Thea: visit theaprieto.com, facebook.com/thea.prieto, and their work running The Gravity of the Thing's Twitter profile over at https://www.twitter.com/GravityThing/ - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:11
April 16, 2019
Flash Briefing: Kayla Eason Reads "To Memorize" from Shirley Magazine on The Poetry Vlog
 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - Today's reader: Kayla Eason reading "To Memorize." For more, read the piece here: http://www.shirleymag.com/#new-page-3. For more Kayla, visit https://www.kaylaeason.com/ . - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:07
April 15, 2019
Flash Briefing: Alissa Hattman reads "THE FOX FACE" from Shirley Magazine for The Poetry Vlog
 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - Today's reader: Alissa Hattman reading "THE FOX FACE." “The Fox Face,” is a retelling of “The Fox Skin” by Guðmundur Gíslason Hagalín (1923). Find it in Shirley Magazine, Issue 12. Find Alissa at www.alissahattman.com or on twitter at @alissahattman and Instagram at @alissahattman. - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
03:05
April 12, 2019
Flash Briefing: Derek Andersen from Shirley Magazine reading "Male Bonding" for The Poetry Vlog
 This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - - Today's reader: Derek Andersen reading "Male Bonding." For more, follow this link to Shirley Magazine and stay tuned for this piece in the upcoming issue, which will be released April 29th.  -  - More on Derek Andersen:    Derek Andersen is an Illinois Wesleyan alum, working as a copywriter in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Riggwelter, Ghost Parachute, X-R-A-Y, Shirley Magazine, and on WinningWriters.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DerekJAnd.    - - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ - - More about The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer: thepoetryvlog.com - - Support this education and poetry project with $1 a month: anchor.fm/thepoetryvlog/support  - - Join our community @thepoetryvlog: - Community Dialogue Updates: instagram.com/chelsea_grimmer - Cross-Platform Clips & Updates: facebook.com/thepoetryvlog  - Commentary & connection: twitter.com/thepoetryvlog 
03:25
April 11, 2019
Flash Briefing: Shirley Magazine Presents Lucie Bonvalet's "The Gloves" on The Poetry Vlog
This episode is part of a month-long literary journal, podcast, and YouTube teaching collaboration with Shirley Magazine, a fiction and hybrid forms magazine in Portland, OR. Editors Colleen and Lauren present selections from previous publications of the journal, leading up to a longer episode on the launch of the latest issue. - Today's reader: Lucie Bonvalet reading "The Gloves." For more, follow this link to the Shirley Magazine issue. For more of Lucie Bonvalet's work, follow these links to Josepha and On Tinnitus. For Lucie's visual art, check out this link to Lucie's instagram. - More about Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:37
April 10, 2019
Bonus Reading: NEW POEM PUBLISHED! Listen to "Hewn" in the FIVE:2:ONE #sideshow & discuss #writingcommunity submissions
I have had a good year so far with poetry acceptances! I'll be doing some live poetry readings this spring, but here you get a peek into an online published poem of mine, "Hewn." FIVE:2:ONE published it as part of their rad online daily publications, #sideshow, so it is a fun, quick, and easy one share with you all!  It is from my manuscript, The Lyme Letters. It's a finished manuscript and under review for publication at a few places (noted in the video)!  - The next three coming up this year are from my in-progress-manuscript, "Ezekiel," and will be in some of my favorite spots, like "POETRY Magazine," "FENCE," and "[PANK]". Comment with your thoughts, because it's fun to take a five minute break from interviewing and researching to just read you a poem :).   - Link to published poem:    ✔︎ http://five2onemagazine.com/five-poem...   ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
04:08
April 1, 2019
BONUS: FB Live Collaboration on Queer Prison Abolition. Reading: Marilyn Buck and Andrea Jenkins in collab with Winona State University students!
YouTube version: bit.ly/abolishprisons - In this episode of The Poetry Vlog with C. R. Grimmer, Winona State University Professor MaryJo Klinker’s Class, WGSS 374 joins us for a mass incarceration education and prison abolition poetry reading. I used equipment provided by The Mellon Foundation to Facebook Livestream with the class, reading Prison Abolition and Anti-Racist activist Marilyn Buck’s poem, “Wild Poppies,” and Black Trans activist, state rep, and abolitionist Andrea Jenkins’s poem, “Eighteen.” While I read, The Winona State students type in incarceration statistics, especially related to trans and queer womxn who identify as LGBTQIA+. At the end, we link to external partnerships so you can not just read and learn about the prison industrial complex, but also ACT. #blacklivesmatter #abolishprisons #lgbtqia #transpoets #queerpoets  --  Our request to you:  ✔︎ Add more info for knowledge in the comments below. We are building a resource. ✔︎ Donate or contribute to be in coalition via the links below. ✔︎ Share this as an educational resource. &, when you share: say why you care about this! -- Marilyn Buck’s “Wild Poppies” Poem and Recording: ✔︎ https://freedomarchives.org/wildpoppies/wild_poppies_poem.html -- Andrea Jenkin’s “Eighteen” Poem:  ✔︎ https://placesjournal.org/article/eig...   -- Original live video: ✔︎ https://facebook.com/thepoetryvlog/ ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).
17:19
March 27, 2019
Episode 28: Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji on “Instagram Activism” Ethics, Diaspora, and Poetry
Receive notifications when new episodes go live (and help me reach the benchmark that allows for a unique YouTube URL ;)).  YouTube Edition of this episode (LOTS of legit sparkly add-ons that are YouTube only!) (https://youtu.be/ydt_IjyDA6M) - About: In this episode of The Poetry Vlog with Chelsea Grimmer, 2019 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Azura Tyabji reads "India Poems." We discuss Arundhati Roy, diaspora, and how to navigate instagram, twitter, and related social media when sharing trauma narratives -- especially ones that are not our own. How does this connect to poetry? In part because Azura is a skilled performance poet, too, and shares her experiences and insight around related ethical dilemmas in slam, open mic, and print poetry practices -- especially when we are "branding" ourselves based on those trauma narratives that we share in social activisms.  -  On Azura Tyabji: Azura Mizan Tyabji writes from the perspective of a young woman of Black and Indian descent living in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the Youth Poet Laureate of her city, and as the National Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for the West region of the United States. What motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. Poetry inspires movements for radical change, and Azura strives to lend her voice to that legacy by commanding attention to injustice and invoking a future without it. Her debut poetry collection will be released by Poetry Northwest in May 2019.   For more info, visit her site: (https://www.azuratyabji.com/) - Say Hi Azura at: https://www.instagram.com/azura.tyabji/ (@azuratyabji)  -  On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: (youthlaureate.org) (urbanwordnyc.org) - - Texts we will reference this week: In Seattle, Luther Hughes for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/lom-luther-hughes-1  Diaspora: A Narcolepsy Hymn, Kyle Dargan for Winter Tangerine: http://www.wintertangerine.com/dargan-diaspora ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (insta