Oct 27, 2022 • 1HR 2M

Lauren Scharhag and Patrick Grizzell

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On the 10/26/22 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy talks to author and poet Lauren Scharhag about a new five-stanza poetry form and its invitation for reflection in poet and listener alike. Scharhag shares a poem in said form, brimming with expressive imagery, then a shorter poem about a personal struggle. Later, Sacramento arts all-rounder Patrick Grizzell joins us to celebrate the very Sacramento Poetry Day he helped develop! Grizzell shares provocative poetry and related musings. Finally, listeners get a taste of the Poetry Night Reading Series through a sampling of Dr. Andy’s weekly Substack.

Lauren Scharhag (she/her) is an associate editor for GLEAM: A Journal of the Cadralor, and the author of fifteen books. Some of her titles include Requiem for a Robot Dog (Cajun Mutt Press), Languages, First and Last (Cyberwit Press), and The Order of the Four Sons series (with Coyote Kishpaugh). She has had over 200 publications in literary venues around the world. Recent honors include the SFFP Speculative Poetry Contest (Honorable Mention), the Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest (Finalist), and the Seamus Burns Creative Writing Prize (Winner). Her work has also been nominated for multiple Best of the Net, Pushcart Prize, and Rhysling Award nominations. She lives in Kansas City, MO. 

Patrick Grizzell is a poet, songwriter and visual artist. His books include Dark Music, Chicken Months (about which Robert Bly wrote "the poems have a sweet spontaneity and tenderness”), Minotaure Into Night (with sumi paintings by Jimi Suzuki), 13 Poems, It's Like That, and The Vignettes, a work in progress. Grizzell was a founding member and previous director of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and is currently an advisor to the board. 

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