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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


Résumé – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 74 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-44-9 $15.95 + S&H

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Chris Green’s Résumé sees life as a series of jobs: pimp’s assistant, lost pet psychic, petting tent attendant, target changer, aviary security, etc. Any job is both unspeakably ordinary and mercilessly strange—stock broker or pimp’s assistant, the same. And here, slipped between poems of work, a series of “Jobless” poems reflects a recurring state of being. Also in the book, poems about the jobs of vital relatives—in Green’s family, mangy is not a bad word—all of them with perfectly strong legs, all chasers with nowhere to

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