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Inner Moonlight

Inner Moonlight

By Logen Cure for The Wild Detectives
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry podcast for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for poetry and conversation. Hosted by DFW poet, Logen Cure. Presented by the Writer's Garret.
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Inner Moonlight: Bruce Bond
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 9/14/22, we featured poet Bruce Bond. Bruce Bond is the author of thirty books including, most recently, Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), Scar (Etruscan, 2020), Behemoth (New Criterion Prize, Criterion Books, 2021), The Calling (Parlor, 2021), Patmos (Juniper Prize, UMass, 2021) and Liberation of Dissonance (Schaffner Press, 2022). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including seven editions of Best American Poetry. Presently he teaches part-time as a Regents Emeritus Professor of English at the University of North Texas and performs classical and jazz guitar in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/ www.logencure.com/innermoonlight
45:46
September 29, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Alex Temblador
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 8/10/22, we featured novelist Alex Temblador! Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada and Half Outlaw. In addition to her work appearing in literary magazines like PALABRITAS, she is a contributor to Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. Based in Dallas, Texas, Alex is the founder and host of LitTalk at Interabang Books, a tri-yearly author panel series, and an award-winning travel, arts, and culture writer with publications in Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Texas Monthly and more. Learn more about Alex via her website (AlexTemblador.com) or social media (@Alex_Temblador). Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/ www.logencure.com/innermoonlight
27:36
August 24, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Candy
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 7/13/22, we featured legendary poet Sherrie Zantea, also known as Candy! Sherrie Zantea (Candy) has been writing and performing poetry for over 28 years. Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team, and to date has been on 15 poetry slam teams, the first woman to coach 10 and she is the current CEO of the Dallas Poetry Slam Organization. Candy is one of the Lead Instructors for the Literary Arts in the DFW School Districts, Program Director for The Writer’s Garret, Learning Partner for Big Thought, and the owner/founder of Poetchella International Literary Festival. Candy is the author of a poetry/recipe book Heirlooms, a spiritual chap book, Sherrie’s Sanctuary, and Oak Cliff-Hangers, Stories from a Snowglobe. Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/ www.logencure.com/innermoonlight
42:30
July 27, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Ayesha Asad
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 6/8/22, we featured poet Ayesha Asad! Ayesha Asad is from Dallas, Texas. Her work has been included in the 2020 Best of the Net Anthology, and her writing appears or is forthcoming in PANK, diode poetry journal, DIAGRAM, Sundog Lit, Cosmonauts Avenue, Zone 3, The Boiler, and elsewhere. Her writing was longlisted for the 2022 Palette Poetry Previously Published Poem Prize and has been recognized by Best of the Net, Creative Writing Ink Journal, and the Robert Bone Memorial Creative Writing Prize. Currently, she is an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas. In her free time, she likes to dream. Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/ www.logencure.com/innermoonlight
24:49
June 23, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Chris George
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 5/11/22, we featured fiction-writer and poet Chris George! Chris George is the author of THE OCCULTATION (Surveyor Books). He is a writer, educator, and artist who lives and works in Dallas, TX. You can find him virtually at christopherdgeorge.com Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/  www.logencure.com/innermoonlight 
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May 25, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Kim Nall
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 4/20/22, we featured poet Kim Nall! Kim Nall is a poet and educator from Dallas, Texas. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas and is an MFA candidate at Carlow University, where she co-curates and co-emcees the Raising Our Voices Alumni Reading Series. Her work has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Red Wheelbarrow, and at the Dallas Museum of Art. She was recently named a finalist for the Fingal Poetry Prize (2020) and a semifinalist for the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize (2021). Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/  www.logencure.com/innermoonlight 
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April 28, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Alan Gann
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 3/9/22, we featured poet Alan Gann! Alan Gann facilitates after-school programming and writing workshops for under-served youth at Texans Can Academies. Multiple Pushcart and Best-of-the-Net nominee, Alan is the author of 2 volumes of poetry, That’s Entertainment and Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler. He also wrote DaVerse Works, Big Thought’s performance poetry curriculum. His forthcoming chapbook from Assure Press, Better Ways to See, combines two of his passions with ekphrastic and bird watching poems. His nonexistent spare time is spent enjoying the outdoors and trying to photograph some of the cool things he sees there. Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/ 
29:42
March 24, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Emily Ramser
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 2/9/22 we hosted stellar poet Emily Ramser. Emily Ramser is a queer activist-teacher-scholar-poet living in Denton, Texas where they write, collaborate, and perform with the creative collective Spiderweb Salon and study  blackout poetry. Check out their history of blackout poetry at https://www.thehistoryofblackoutpoetry.org/ and follow them on Twitter @RamsersRhetoric. Presented by The Writer's Garret https://writersgarret.org/ 
33:43
February 23, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Matthew W. Baker
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make poetry magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 1/12/22, we featured poet Matthew W. Baker. Matthew W. Baker currently lives in Dallas where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature from the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of Undoing the Hide’s Taut Musculature (2019), and other work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, The Briar Cliff Review, The Baltimore Review, The Summerset Review, Booth Journal, and Sundog Lit, among others. You can follow him on Twitter at @mmbakes.
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January 21, 2022
Inner Moonlight: Shug Avery
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We make magic on the second Wednesday of every month. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all. On 12/8/21, we featured the legendary Shug Avery. Leanetta “Shug” Avery is a poet and performer, born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Elm Thicket located in Dallas, Texas. She is the former TV host of Alternative Scream out of Houston, co-founder of Texas A&M’s Mic Check in College Station, and two-time performer of Rickey Smiley’s “Big City Talent." She currently serves as co-host of The Local Source podcast, which highlights minority owned businesses and engaging topics centered around race, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Learn more at www.thepoetshug.com.
46:33
December 15, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Vic Victory
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas. We have returned to the Wild Detectives in person, but fret not, podcast fans! We will be releasing recordings of the live show every month for y'all! We are stoked to present the first live show episode, featuring Dallas legend Vic Victory. The live show was 11/10/21. Vic Victory is a writer, painter, graphic designer, serial roadtripper and poet from Texas. She's an introvert with severe social anxiety who regularly demonstrates a somewhat masochistic urge to draw attention and make a spectacle of herself. She makes art, poems, stories, questionable choices, and a variety of interesting mistakes. Learn more at https://abstractvictory.com/ and https://dvictory.com/.
27:12
November 17, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Logen Cure
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, guest host, Katy Dycus, interviews your regular host, Logen Cure, about her debut poetry collection, Welcome to Midland.  Logen Cure is a queer poet and professor. She's an editor for Voicemail Poems. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Welcome to Midland, released from Deep Vellum Publishing in 2021. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.logencure.com.
43:60
October 20, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Loretta Diane Walker
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to award-winning poet, Loretta Diane Walker. Loretta Diane Walker, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, is a Best of the Net Nominee and a nine-time Pushcart Nominee, won the 2021 William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest sponsored by the Fort Worth Poetry Society wit the collection From the Cow’s Eye and Other Poems, the 2016 Phyllis Wheatley Book Award for In This House and the 2011 Bluelight Press Book Award for Word Ghetto. Her work has appeared in various literary journals, magazines, and anthologies throughout the United States, Canada, India, Ireland, and the UK. She has published six collections of poetry. Her full-length manuscript, Day Begins When Darkness is In Full Bloom, (Bluelight Press) is scheduled for release in 2021. Loretta received a BME from Texas Tech University and earned a MA from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She teaches elementary music at Reagan Magnet School, Odessa, Texas.
38:44
September 08, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Lindsay Illich
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to poet and professor Lindsay Illich. Lindsay Illich is the author of Fingerspell (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), Rile & Heave (Texas Review Press, 2017), and Heteroglossia (Anchor & Plume, 2016). Rile & Heave won the Texas Review Press Breakthrough Prize in Poetry. She also co-authored  Teach Living Poets (NCTE, 2021) with Melissa Smith. She teaches writing at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.  
39:45
August 11, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Lauren Berry
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to award-winning poet Lauren Berry. Lauren Berry received a BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University and an MFA from the University of Houston where she won the Inprint Verlaine Prize and served as poetry editor for Gulf Coast. From 2009 to 2010, she held the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Agni, Silk Road, The Adroit Journal, Denver Quarterly, and Iron Horse Literary Review. Terrance Hayes selected her first collection, The Lifting Dress (Penguin, 2011), to win the National Poetry Series prize. Her second collection, The Rented Altar, won the C&R Press Award in poetry (C&R Press, 2020) and the 2021 gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. She teaches AP English Literature at YES Prep Public Schools, a charter school that provides college preparatory education to Houston’s most underserved communities. Additionally, Lauren leads poetry workshops for local non-profits, Inprint and Grackle and Grackle. Connect with her at poetlaurenberry.com
41:37
July 14, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Paige Quiñones
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to poet Paige Quiñones. Paige Quiñones is the author of The Best Prey, which received the 2020 Pleiades Press Lena Miles-Wever Todd Prize for Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Academy of American Poets, and Inprint Houston. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Juked, Lambda Literary, Orion Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from the Ohio State University and is currently a PhD student in poetry at the University of Houston, where she teaches community workshops and is a writer at Writers in the Schools.
30:60
June 09, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Joe Milazzo
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to the incomparable Dallas poet Joe Milazzo! Joe Milazzo is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie, two volumes of poetry — The Habiliments and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places — and several chapbooks, including the forthcoming homeopathy for the singularity. His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Prelude, Tammy, Texas Review and elsewhere. He is an Associate Editor for Southwest Review and the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Surveyor Books. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, and his virtual location is http://www.joe-milazzo.com.
38:08
May 12, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Robin Myrick
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to Dallas poet Robin Myrick. Robin Myrick is a writer and visual artist, and the author of I AM THIS STATE OF EMERGENCY, the debut title from Dallas indie press Surveyor Books. She holds an MFA in Writing and Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts and has also studied in the Humanities-Aesthetic Studies doctoral program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her work often engages the ephemeral or mediated moment, as expressed through film and television, portraiture and the rhetoric of identity, politics, consumerism and disaster. Robin has taught at St. Edward’s University, UT Dallas, Collin College and other fine institutions, but currently makes her weekly hay in the wilds of higher education SEO and digital marketing.
37:40
April 07, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Rebecca Balcárcel
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to novelist and poet, Rebecca Balcárcel. Rebecca Balcárcel’s debut novel, THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY is a Pura Belpré Honor Book and ALSC Notable Book that was named one of the Top Ten First Novels of 2019 by the American Library Association. Rebecca took her MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars. St. Mary’s University published her book of poems, Palabras in Each Fist in 2009. Find her on YouTube as the Sixminutescholar. She loves popcorn, her kitty, and teaching her students at Tarrant County College as Associate Professor of English.
40:53
March 10, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Katy Dycus
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for reading and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to the multi-talented Katy Dycus! A native Fort Worth, Texan, Katy now works in Madrid, Spain. She writes for the anthropology journal Mammoth Trumpet and is a Wild Detectives contributor.
38:34
February 10, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Brittany Griffiths
Inner Moonlight is the poetry reading series for the Wild Detectives in Dallas! Join us the second Wednesday of every month for poetry and conversation with one brilliant writer. In this episode, host Logen Cure talks to local poet Brittany Griffiths! Brittany Griffiths is a writer/editor/publisher from Dallas, Texas. She is the founder of Spontaneous Afflatus, an independent publishing house that specializes in poetry and short story collections. Brittany is also the editor and co-founder of Wavelength Magazine, a Dallas-based cultural arts magazine that focuses on film, art, literature, and music in North Texas. She published her debut collection of poems titled, Ebb & Flow, through Spontaneous Afflatus in October 2017. She currently works at the University of Texas at Arlington as the Library Publishing Specialist.  NOTE: This episode released in January 2021, but was recorded in 2020. When Brittany and Logen say "next year," they mean 2021!
25:05
January 13, 2021
Inner Moonlight: Dani Quesenberry
Inner Moonlight is back! We are the monthly reading series for the Wild Detectives and we have returned as a podcast! I'm your host, Logen Cure, and I'm stoked to bring you one writer an episode for poetry and conversation. My first guest is longtime friend, Dani Quesenberry.  Dani Quesenberry is a poet residing somewhere in the woods of rural Georgia. By day, she works for an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. By night, she writes poems exploring her childhood and struggles with queer identity in the rural South. She also names her plants and likes to report the location of cops on Waze.
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December 09, 2020