The last poet of the regular season of Ring Ring Poetry is William Waltz, Editor in Chief of Conduit Magazine. His poem is set in Saint Paul’s Hidden Falls Regional Park, right along the Mississippi River. The poem is rife with imagery, man and animal butting up against each other, trading places and treading closely. The … Continue reading
It is mid-October, I’m late again with my poem releases, but you should forgive me, if only long enough to phone Ring Ring Poetry and hear Ed Bok Lee’s poem, “The Schooner”. Ed’s poem is sad and funny and desperate and hopeful. It is the poem of a dive bar in Minneapolis, of its people … Continue reading
I will invite you to listen to Heid Erdrich’s poem at (612) 223-POEM, as it’s this week’s debut poem. (You can still hear poems from Joe, Kathleen, me, and all of the 2013 poets in the Ring Ring Poetry Archives.) I’d heard Heid’s name around some before I first saw her read at Literary Death Match. … Continue reading
Kathleen Jesme is the author of Albedo, Ahsahta Press, 2014. Meridian: Tupelo Press, Winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Prize, 2012. The Plum-Stone Game: Ahsahta Press, 2009. Motherhouse: Pleiades Press, 2005. Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize; finalist for the National Poetry Series; nominated for the Poets’ Prize. Fire Eater: University of Tampa Press, 2003. I met Kathleen when I … Continue reading
Joe Horton is an emcee for internationally recognized hip-hop band No Bird Sing and a professor of Lyrical Composition at McNally Smith College of Music. He has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hamline University. Horton is best known for his abstract, associative approach to songwriting. The poem is by Joe Horton, of No … Continue reading
Thoughtful Collaboration I wrote an article for the Loft Literary Center, in preparation for the 2014 Ring Ring Poetry season, centering around my beliefs around collaboration.