Yasmeen Alkishawi: “Sometimes I think I am just writing all the things I am too afraid to say out loud. As Romeo Oriogun said, ‘I am always inheriting the fear of all that is lost.’ For me, my poems are a vessel for the confrontation of that fear. Through this confrontation, I can attempt to piece together the shatterings of hope, wherever they may be.”
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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