Suzanne Frischkorn, Emily Granger, and Maya Simkin
On the 11/9/2022 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:
Acclaimed poet Suzanne Frischkorn talks to Dr. Andy about authors who inspire her, her search for her cultural identity, and the ways these topics are illuminated in her newest poetry collection, Fixed Star. We then hear two reflective and beautiful sonnets from Fixed Star. In the second half of the show, listeners get to overhear a live midterm whereby students from Dr. Andy’s first year seminar Bravery Studies: Three Poems A Week must read their own poems aloud to the Poetry and Technology audience. Emily Granger, an English major from Redding, California, gives the widely unpopular I-5 freeway a dreamy poetic makeover. Maya Simkin, a political science major from the San Fernando Valley, unravels a unique ritual for tracking the passage of time. Finally, Dr. Andy reads an excerpt from his weekly blog, which takes a cue from Ralph Waldo Emerson in appreciating our reciprocity with nature.
Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Fixed Star (JackLeg Press, September 2022) as well as the books Girl on a Bridge and Lit Windowpane (both from Main Street Rag Press), and the chapbooks American Flamingo, Spring Tide, Red Paper Flower, Exhale, and The Tactile Sense.
She is the recipient of The Writer’s Center Emerging Writers Fellowship for her book Lit Windowpane, the Aldrich Poetry Award for her chapbook Spring Tide, selected by Mary Oliver, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.
Her poems have appeared in Copper Nickel, Ecotone, Indiana Review, The Los Angeles Review, North American Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Verse Daily, Conversation Pieces: Poems That Talk to Other Poems (part of the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poet Series (Knopf)), Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (Trinity University Press, 2020), NPR’s Poetry Moment podcast, and elsewhere.
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