Philly Loves Poetry - December 2021

Philly Loves Poetry
Episode Info: 
56 Dec 2021
Moonstone Arts presents poetry and discussion with Charles S. Carr featuring Daniel Simpson

In 2017, Daniel Simpson and his wife, Ona Gritz, collaborated on two books, as co-authors of Border Songs: A Conversation in Poems and as co-editors of More Challenges for the Delusional, an anthology of prose, poetry, and writing prompts. School for the Blind, his first collection of poems, came out in 2014.

His work has been anthologized in Welcome to the Resistance: Poetry as Protest, About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, and Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, and has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, and many other journals. “Let’s Walk Together,” a composition for bass soloist and choir, based on a text he wrote, received its premiere performance by Voces8 in London last December. Voces8 and four other choirs also performed “A Song Everyone Can Sing, for which he served as a lyricist in March 2019.

The recipient of a Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, he tends a blog, Inside the Invisible, which can be found at

Hosted by Charles S. Carr

Recorded December 7, 2021.


Philly Loves Poetry 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.


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