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Mayapple Press author Jean Nordhaus to be featured on The Writer’s Almanac

Mayapple Press is happy to announce that Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion and of the Writer’s Almanac, will include “With Their Wings” by Jean Nordhaus in his program on March 11, 2016. The poem is taken from Jean’s new collection Memos from the Broken World

The Writer’s Almanac is a daily radio program produced by American Public Media (APM). In each program Mr. Keillor presents a list of cultural events and anniversaries, many associated with literature and literary figures, then ends with the poetry reading. APM currently distributes the program for broadcast to about 600 non-commercial public radio stations around the country. The program audio is also streamed and podcast from and archived on the APM website at and may be streamed, archived on carrying station websites as well.

Kita Shantiris, author of “What Snakes Want”, is all over the place!

Kita Shantiris, author of "What Snakes Want"

In case you cannot see the embedded video above: Watch Kita Shantiris reading at Bowery Poetry Club (19 minutes, YouTube video)

Listen to Kita Shantiris reading from What Snakes Want. From the “Why Poetry” program with host Paul Lieber on KPFK Public Radio – January 22, 2015

NPR Santa Cruz – Hear the host read poems from Kita’s book, along with poems from Ostriker, Simic and an anthology. (1 hour)

A half hour interview with Kita Shantiris by Susan Dobbe Chase

Mayapple author Susana H. Case interviewed on the Progressive Radio Network

Susana H. Case, author of “4 Rms w Vu” is interviewed at Progressive Radio Network The audio interview covers Susana’s multiple hats as poet, professor and photographer and the way in which she uses historical and biographical detail to write about subjects as diverse as marriage, movies, witchcraft, copper mining, and sexual advice manuals.

Hear the interview in the player below or go to the PRN page to listen.

Mayapple Author Cati Porter to appear on The Blood-Jet Writing Hour – April 16th 2013

Cati Porter – Author of Seven Floors Up

On April 16th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST, Cati Porter, author of the Mayapple Press book “Seven Floors Up”, will appear on The Blood-Jet Writing Hour. Cati will be reading from her latest work “The Way Things Move the Dark” (Dancing Girl Press, 2013).

The Blood-Jet Writing Hour is an online radio show hosted by poet Rachelle Cruz. Established and emerging poets and writers share their work and discuss their craft, process, and the pulse that keeps them writing. Featured on The Poetry Foundation website, The Blood-Jet Writing Hour strives to spotlight vibrant and (aesthetically, culturally and linguistically) diverse voices from the literary world.

Click to listen to The Blood-Jet Writing Hour

Mayapple Press author Zilka Joseph appears on Michigan Radio’s new show “The Living Room”

Zilka Joseph, author of Lands I Live In

Zilka Joseph, author of “Lands I Live In”

Zilka Joseph, author of Lands I Live In, appeared on the pilot episode of “The Living Room” on Michigan Radio. From the show’s website:

The Living Room is a one hour exploration of a theme through stories, song, and writing.

In this episode, host, storyteller, and songwriter Allison Downey takes a look at how stories of migrations are interwoven into the lives of Michigan residents.

You can get the mp3 audio from Michigan Radio’s space at NPR. Zilka’s segment starts at the 43:55 mark.
Michigan Radio: Living Room : Pilot

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