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KPFK Poets Cafe Podcast Series In Conversation with Connie Post
June 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am PDTFree
SUNDAY, June 14 @ 11 a.m. PDT
Join Poets Cafe this Sunday @11:30 a.m. PDT for the KPFK Poets Cafe Podcast Series on Soundcloud with guest Connie Post. This is a deep conversation on the geography of breached boundaries whether through environmental or physical abuse. Prime Meridian, is a tough, beautiful and lasting read that speaks a truth to Post’s power to write her way through the hard lessons learned by the body and shed through the will.
Juan Herrera: 21st Poet Laureate of the United States, says Post’s poems are of a seer – unwrapping time, being, the Change we are igniting. The considerations are hard won- who we are, what is coming upon us in this age, the passage we are entering and the exit -the seer knows it. There are no exhortations, no longings for forecasts, only the seeing and the forthcoming Being that envelopes us more and more “until all that is left of us” . We need this wisdom book, clear elixirs from the Source. True mind-beauty, caved with humanity – beam, everyone must touch this volume in order to traverse the present age, Bravissimo.”
“I have been on fire / since the moment I walked / through this door.” Thus begins one of the many burning poems in Connie Post’s Prime Meridian. In fact, the work in this book is so good it is as though Post herself has been on fire since she walked through the door of poetry. In poems both personal and political, Post manages to connect physical and geological ailments by way of her spare but unsparing lyrics. This is an important collection everyone should be reading.” Dean Rader:
Connie Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California (2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared in Calyx, One, River Styx, Slipstream, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Slippery Elm, The Pedestal Magazine, and Verse Daily. Her Awards include the 2018 Liakoura Award the 2016 Crab Creek Review Poetry Award and the Caesura award. Her Chapbook “And When the Sun Drops” received the Aurorean’s Editor’s Chapbook Award Her first full length Book “Floodwater” (Glass Lyre Press 2014) won the Lyrebird Award. Her second full length book (also from Glass Lyre Press) “Prime Meridian “was released in January 2020. About this book, Juan Herrera says, ” We need this wisdom book, clear elixirs from the Source.”
Host Lois P. Jones
Produced by Marlena Bond