J. Divina Erickson: “I’m an introvert by trade and intimacy is difficult for me to come by. I feel most connected with a person when I am reading their poems, which is why I really enjoy reading and writing poetry. It opens up a venue where I can be with the soul of another person without the pressure or anxiety to be completely exposed myself, or staring someone in the face as I do so. This isn’t supposed to be as dark as it sounds.” (web)
This week’s Rattlecast features 2008 Rattle Poetry Prize winner Joseph Fasano, plus open lines. Fasano is the author of four books of poetry and a recent novel, and is founder of the Poem for You series, a digital space offering recitations of listeners’ favorite poems by request. Tanner Stening also joins us to discuss the Overview Effect on Poets Respond Live.
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