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Annette C. Boehm and Victoria Kennefick

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Annette C. Boehm from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA and Victoria Kennefick from Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland, hosted by Robert Harper of Bare Fiction.

Tune in for free on June 29th, 2016 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Annette C. Boehm’s first book The Knowledge Weapon, winner of the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection contest, will be released in July 2016. She serves as a poetry reader for Memorious — A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, and her poetry has appeared in the New Welsh Review, Bone Bouquet, Under the Radar, and the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, among other places. Her chapbook The Five Parts of Love is available from Dancing Girl Press. Annette has lived in Germany, England, and the United States.

Victoria Kennefick is a native of Shanagarry, Co. Cork. A Fulbright scholar, she received her PhD in English Literature from University College Cork in 2009. Her debut poetry pamphlet, White Whale (Southword Editions, 2015), won the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet 2015. In 2013 her poem, “Haruspex,” won the Red Line Book Festival Poetry Prize. Her manuscript was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize for Unpublished First Collection in 2014. Poems have appeared in an number of publications in print and online since 2012, these include: Poetry, The Stinging Fly, New Irish Writing in The Irish Times, Bare Fiction, The Penny Dreadful, And Other Poems, The Irish Examiner, The Malpaís Review, and Southword. Two poems featured in a special edition of Poetry Ireland Review (April 2016) entitled The Rising Generation, and her poem, “Cork Schoolgirl Considers the GPO O’Connell Street, Dublin 2016” was a poster poem on the DART. Poems appear or are forthcoming in the following anthologies: Best New British and Irish Poets (Eyewear Publications), The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse Volume 2, The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publications), Wings of Glass (Second Light Publications), and #2PoetryAnthology (Vanguard).

Bare Fiction was set up to promote new writing in all forms through performance, digital representation and publication. They offer a platform for new creative writing across poetry, fiction and plays to encourage writers who are testing their boundaries. Robert Harper is the founding editor of Bare Fiction Magazine and artistic director of Bare Fiction Theatre Company. He holds a BA in Theatre Studies from RWCMD and has performed in hundreds of productions on radio, screen and stage throughout the UK. Currently completing an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry & Pedagogic Studies) at Manchester Metropolitan University, Robert is also the organiser and leader of the Shrewsbury Poetry Stanza. His poems have featured, or are forthcoming, in various magazines including The Interpreter’s House, Prole, Acumen, The Lonely Crowd, Ink Sweat & Tears, and in the anthologies ‘Fathers and What Must Be Said’, A New Manchester Alphabet , An Anthology to Seamus Heaney , and ‘#2PoetryAnthology’. He was Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society Student Poetry Competition 2014.

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Eric Berlin and Sarah Howe

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Eric Berlin from Syracuse, NY, USA and Sarah Howe from London, UK, hosted by Edward Doegar of The Poetry Society.

Tune in for free on May 21st, 2016 at 18.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Eric Berlin is a freelance editor living near Syracuse, New York, where he teaches “Ear Training for Poets” and “The Poetics of Prayer” at the Downtown Writers’ Center. He received an MFA in Poetry from Syracuse University, an MFA in Sculpture from NY Academy of Art, and a BA in English from Harvard University. After a solo show at Spark Contemporary Art Space, he returned to poetry, winning The Ledge 2014 Poetry Prize and receiving a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center, where he began a book on the rhythm of language in stand-up. His poems can be found in Hunger Mountain, Tupelo Quarterly, and North American Review as well as Milkweed Editions’ Outsiders. His poem “Night Errand” won the 2015 National Poetry Prize.

Sarah Howe was born in Hong Kong in 1983. She won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2010. Her first collection, Loop of Jade, is published by Chatto & Windus, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the TS Eliot Prize 2015. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, a journal of poetry and criticism. Her poems have appeared widely in British magazines including The Poetry Review, PN Review and Poetry London, in anthologies such as The Salt Book of Younger Poets and Dear World & Everyone In It, and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She has performed her work at events across the country, from Ledbury Poetry Festival to the Royal Festival Hall. In 2015-16, she will be based at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard. Sarah was a Poetry Society Young Poet of the Year in 2000 (Simon Elvin/Foyle Young Poets), and is a judge of The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition in 2015. She was awarded the T S Eliot Prize in 2015 for Loop of Jade, the first time a debut collection has won the prize.

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has nearly 4,000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine Poetry Review. Edward Doegar is the General Manager of The Poetry Society. His poems, reviews and translations have appeared widely in magazines including Poetry Review, Ambit, Poetry London and Poetry Ireland Review. He is a Complete Works fellow and his work is featured in the Bloodaxe anthology ‘Ten: The New Wave’. He is an Assistant Editor at The Rialto.

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D.M. Aderibigbe and Zeina Hashem Beck

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature D.M. Aderibigbe from Boston, MA, USA and Zeina Hashem Beck from Dubai, U.A.E., hosted by Timothy Green of Rattle.

Tune in for free on April 24th, 2016 at 18.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

D.M. Aderibigbe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos in 2014. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father was selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. He is the recipient of 2015 and 2016 fellowships and honours from Oristaglio Family Foundation, Entrekin Foundation, Dickinson House, Callaloo and Boston University where he is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing. His poems appear in numerous journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, RATTLE, Stand and elsewhere and featured on Verse Daily. Spillway recently nominated his poem for a 2017 Puschcart prize. His first manuscript is a 2015 and 2016 finalist for The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He’s also an essayist, with essays in Blueshift Journal, B O D Y and Rain Taxi. He knows God loves you.

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet whose first collection, To Live in Autumn (The Backwaters Press, 2014), has won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. It was also runner-up for the 2014 Julie Suk Award, category finalist for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Awards, and has been included on Split This Rock’s list of recommended poetry books for 2014. Her work has been repeatedly nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, River Styx, Poetry Daily, The Common, Rattle, 32 Poems, Mslexia, Magma, and The Rialto, among others. Her poetry manuscript, Louder than Hearts, has been recently named runner-up for the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Zeina is a strong performer of her poems, and she regularly reads at festivals, poetry events, theaters, schools, and universities around the Middle East. She lives in Dubai, where she has founded and runs the poetry and open mic collective PUNCH. Her website is www.zeinahashembeck.com.

Rattle’s mission is to promote poetry that you can actually enjoy. Rattle is published in several forms, in an effort to find as many readers as possible, but the primary version is a quarterly print format. If a poem is accessible, interesting, moving, and memorable, if it makes you laugh or cry, then it’s the kind of poem that rattles around inside you for years. American Fractal is Timothy Green’s first book-length collection of poetry. His poems and short stories have appeared in dozens of publications, online and in print, including The Connecticut Review, Florida Review, Fugue, Gargoyle, Los Angeles Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod International Journal, Paterson Literary Review, and Runes. Green has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. He is the editor of Rattle.

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Eduardo C. Corral and Declan Ryan

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Eduardo C. Corral from Raleigh, NC, USA and Declan Ryan from London, UK, hosted by Robert Peake of Transatlantic Poetry on Air.

Tune in for free on March 19th, 2016 at 20.00 GMT. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.

Declan Ryan’s debut pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series in 2014. He teaches at King’s College London where he edits Wild Court.

TRANSATLANTIC Poetry is a unique community of poets writing in (or translating to) English from the US, UK, Europe, and beyond. We host an innovative series of readings “on air” that bring poets together from across the globe using Google+ Hangouts on Air technology. Robert Peake is an British-American poet living in near London and creator of the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series. His collection The Knowledge is now available from Nine Arches Press.

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Cathy Linh Che and Sandeep Parmar

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Cathy Linh Che from Los Angeles, CA, USA and Sandeep Parmar from Liverpool, UK, hosted by R.A. Villanueva of Kundiman.

Tune in for free on February 28th, 2016 at 20.00 GMT. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association of Asian American Studies, and the Kundiman Poetry Prize. A Vietnamese American poet from Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA, she has received awards from Poets & Writers, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Jerome Foundation. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Sandeep Parmar was born in England and raised in Southern California. A poet and a critic, specialising in modernist women’s writing, she received her PhD from University College London and her MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Her books include: Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman (Bloomsbury), a scholarly edition of the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees (Carcanet), and two books of her own poetry: The Marble Orchard and Eidolon (Shearsman). She is editing the Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard for Carcanet and writing a biography of the British modernist writer Hope Mirrlees. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Financial Times and the Times Higher Education. She currently writing a novel partly about India’s Green Revolution and hybridised wheat, for which she has received an International Artist’s Development Fund Grant from the Arts Council/British Council. She is a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker and Co-Director of the University of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing where she is Senior Lecturer in English Literature.

Kundiman is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature. Kundiman offers a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape. Kundiman sees literature not only as vehicle for cultural expression but also as an instrument for political dialogue and self-empowerment. R.A.Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize (U. Nebraska Press, 2014). New writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Prac Crit, and The Wolf. His many honours include fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review. He lives in Brooklyn and London.

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Host of Hosts Reading

Christopher Crawford, Edward Doegar, Robert Harper, Rachel Heimowitz, R.A. Villanueva, and JL Williams read their poetry live on air. Hosted by Robert Peake of Transatlantic Poetry.

Tune in for free on January 30th, 2016 at 19.00 GMT. The poets will be reading their work live on air.

Christopher Crawford’s poetry, essays and translations have appeared in a wide range of journals. He is a founding editor of B O D Y, and joins us from Prague, Czech Republic.

Edward Doegar’s poems and reviews have appeared in a variety of magazines. He is the General Manager of the Poetry Society, and joins us from London.

Robert Harper is an actor and writer currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the founding editor of Bare Fiction Magazine and artistic director of Bare Fiction Theatre Company, and joins us from Shropshire, UK.

Rachel Heimowitz’s chapbook What the Light Reveals was released recently by Tebot Bach to critical acclaim. She joins us from Jerusalem, Israel.

R.A.Villanueva debut collection Reliquaria won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. He is a Kundiman fellow and visiting lecturer at University of Westminster and joins us from London.

JL Williams’s second collection, Locust and Marlin, was published by Shearsman in 2014 to critical acclaim. She holds am MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and is is the Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library. She joins us from Edinburgh.

TRANSATLANTIC Poetry is a unique community of poets writing in (or translating to) English from the US, UK, Europe, and beyond. We host an innovative series of readings “on air” that bring poets together from across the globe using Google+ Hangouts on Air technology. Our host Robert Peake is an British-American poet living in near London and creator of the series. His collection The Knowledge is now available from Nine Arches Press.

Tune in live on The Google Hangouts Event Page or find out more about all of our previous and upcoming broadcasts at www.transatlanticpoetry.com.

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Selina Nwulu and Gregory Pardlo

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Selina Nwulu from London, UK and Gregory Pardlo from Brooklyn, NY, USA, hosted by George Wallace of Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.

Tune in for free on December 13th, 2015 at 20.00 GMT. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Selina Nwulu is a London based writer, poet and performer of Nigerian heritage. She is currently Young Poet Laureate for London (2015-2016). Her work is an exploration of both the personal and political which she weaves with themes of identity, daily observation, nostalgia, and belonging. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies including collections by the RSA (2015), Lunar Poetry (2015) and Emma Press (2014). Her first chapbook collection, The Secrets I Let Slip is was published by Burning Eye Books in September 2015. She has also written for a number of outlets including The Guardian, Red Pepper, the Free Word centre and Sable litmag. She has performed nationally and internationally, most recently at a number of festivals including Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe and Fiery Tongues Festival in Ruigoord, Holland.

Gregory Pardlo’s ​collection​ Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Digest​ was also shortlisted for the​ 2015 NAACP Image Award and is a current finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honours​ include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. (Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) is located at the historic site of Walt Whitman’s birth in 1819. The organisation is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the birthplace for future generations. It maintains a 600-volume library that focuses on the poetry and life of Walt Whitman and includes an original edition of Leaves of Grass. The WWBA also hosts regular poetry readings, workshops, and other educational and cultural events. Each year the WWBA’s Board of Trustees selects a nationally-recognised poet to be its Poet-in-Residence. George Wallace is writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace (2011-present), National Beat Poetry Festival Laureate (2015-16), and author of 29 chapbooks of poetry. An adjunct professor of English at Pace University, he obtained his MFA at Pacific University, studying with Marvin Bell, David St John and Joe Millar. George tours the US and UK annually, reading from his own work, conducting writing workshops, and lecturing on various literary topics.

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