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Poetry & Conversation: Julia Wendell, Melanie McCabe, & Shelley Puhak

Poetry & Conversation: Julia Wendell, Melanie McCabe, & Shelley Puhak

Julia Wendell's new poetry chapbook is Take This Spoon (Main Street Rag, 2014). Her previous publications include The Sorry Flowers (WordTech Editions, 2009), Dark Track (WordTech Editions, 2005), Wheeler Lane (Igneus Press, 1998), and An Otherwise Perfect History (Ithaca House Press, 1988), as well as the chapbooks Restalrig (Finishing Line Press, 2007), Scared Money Never Wins (Finishing Line Press, 2004), and Fires at Yellowstone (Bacchae Press, 1993). An equestrian athlete and owner of a horse farm, Wendell also authored Finding My Distance: a Year in the Life of a Three-Day Event Rider (Galileo Books, 2009),a book that is part memoir, part poetry collection. She has received Yaddo Colony and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowships.

Melanie McCabe is a high school English and creative writing teacher in Arlington, Virginia. Her second book of poems, What The Neighbors Know, was published in 2014 by FutureCycle Press. Her first book, History of the Body, was published by David Robert Books in 2012. Her poems have appeared on Poetry Daily, as well as in Best New Poets 2010, The Georgia Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Cincinnati Review, Bellingham Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and numerous other journals. Her work also appears in the latest editions of Bedford/St. Martin’s Poetry: An Introduction and The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing.

Shelley Puhak is the author of Guinevere in Baltimore, selected by Charles Simic for the Anthony Hecht Prize (Waywiser, 2013). Her first collection, Stalin in Aruba, was awarded the Towson Prize for Literature. Puhak’s poems have appeared in many journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, FIELD, Kenyon Review Online, The Missouri Review, and Ninth Letter. Puhak is the Eichner Professor of Writing at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Read poems by Julia Wendell here and here.

Read poems by Melanie McCabe here and here.

Read poems by Shelley Puhak here.

Recorded On: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Playing Time: 1:09:39