This month's guests are acclaimed poets Eleanor Wilner and Cynthia Dewi Oka
Eleanor Wilner will be reading from her new collection, Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems; her previous seven books of poetry include Tourist in Hell and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair. She received the 2019 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America; her poems appear in more than fifty anthologies, including The Best American Poetry; her other awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Juniper Prize, and three Pushcart prizes. She has taught for many years in the MF A Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and is a lifelong activist for civil rights and peace.
Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage: Poems and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. Her work has appeared in ESPNW, Hyperallergic, Guemica, Scoundrel Time, Academy of American Poets, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. With community partner Asian Arts Initiative, she created Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop for immigrant poets in Philadelphia. She has received scholarships from VONA and the Vermont Studio Center, the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor's Prize in Poetry, and the Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and is originally from Bali, Indonesia.
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Philly Loves Poetry Interview and Readings Series on PhillyCAM
There are over 50 organizations that promote poetry in the Philadelphia area. They represent every poetry form, ethnic background, age, gender, and community. This series consists of a panel of guest poets and artists discussing the opportunities which their group or organization provides for poets in Philly as well as the themes that influence them. The program is broadcast live on the first Tuesday of each month. The program is free and open to everyone.
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