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Danez Smith and Liz Berry

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Liz Berry from Birmingham, UK and Danez Smith from Ann Arbor, MI, USA, hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.

Tune in for free on September 27th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. Her debut poetry collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Black Country was chosen as a book of the year by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Big Issue and The Morning Star.

Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books), winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His 2nd full-length collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017. His work has published & featured widely including in Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Buzzfeed, Blavity, & Ploughshares. He is a 2014 Ruth Lilly – Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum, and recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship. He is a 2-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, placing 2nd in 2014. He is the micro-editor for The Offing & is a founding member of 2 collectives, Dark Noise and Sad Boy Supper Club. He is an MFA candidate at The University of Michigan. He is from St. Paul, MN.

Fjords Review is a twice-yearly print journal of poetry, prose, and photography. In addition to its companion website, Fjords is available in over 300 bookstores in the United States and Canada. John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His collection Blitzkrieg Body combines poetry, imagery, and performance art.

Tune in live and ask your questions 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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Jericho Brown and Yonatan Berg

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Yonatan Berg from Tel Aviv, Israel and Jericho Brown from Atlanta, GA, USA, hosted by Rachel Heimowitz.

Tune in for free on August 1st, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air. Yonatan will be reading in his native Hebrew with on-screen translation.

Yonatan Berg is the author of two poetry collections, Hard Sails (Keshev, 2012) and Hours Next to the World (Keshev, 2014) and one novel, Another Five Minutes (Am Oved, 2015). He is the youngest recipient ever to win the coveted Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize (2013). He has also won the Ministry of Culture Prize for Young Writers (2015), The Ha’aretz Short Story Prize (2013) and Am Oved’s “Beginnings” competition. Berg holds a MA from Tel Aviv University and currently writes for Makor Rishon and Ma’ariv newpapers as well as a weekly online blog at “Walla.”

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Thom Gunn Award, and it was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.

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. Rachel Heimowitz is an emerging poet living in Israel. Her work has appeared, or is due to appear in Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, and Oberon Poetry. Her poems were nominated for The 2013 Pushcart Prize. Rachel recently completed her MFA at Pacific University.

Tune in live and ask your questions 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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Naomi Foyle and Michael Prior

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Naomi Foyle from Brighton, UK and Michael Prior from Toronto, Canada, hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.

Tune in for free on July 19th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Naomi is also the author of several poetry pamphlets and two full collections, The Night Pavilion, a 2008 Poetry Society Recommendation and The World Cup (2010) both from Waterloo Press. Her poetry readings include appearances at The Cuisle Festival in Limerick, and Tacheles Art House in Berlin. Originally trained in theatre, she has collaborated with artists, musicians and filmmakers on projects including the prize-winning videopoem Good Definition (2004) and several spoken word CDs. Librettist of the award-winning bouffon opera Hush (Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 1990), she has also written a short verse drama, “The Strange Wife”, produced by the Bush Theatre in 2011 as part of 66 Books: 21st C Writers Speak to the King James Bible.

Michael Prior’s poems have appeared in magazines and journals across North America and the UK. He was the winner of Magma Poetry’s 2013 Editors’ Prize, The Walrus’s 2014 Poetry Prize, and Grain’s 2014 Short Grain Contest. His first chapbook, Swan Dive, was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2016, and his first full-length collection will be published by Vehicule Press in 2016. Michael holds an MA from the University of Toronto, and in fall 2015, he will be starting an MFA in Poetry at Cornell University.

Fjords Review is a twice-yearly print journal of poetry, prose, and photography. In addition to its companion website, Fjords is available in over 300 bookstores in the United States and Canada. John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His collection Blitzkrieg Body combines poetry, imagery, and performance art.

Tune in live and ask your questions 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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Ever wish you could listen to world-class poetry in bed, on the train, or at the top of a mountain?

In an effort to make our poetry broadcasts easy to access wherever you are, Transatlantic Poetry on Air is now offering audio-only podcasts of our most recent shows. The feed is free, and enables you to listen to past broadcasts on your mobile device even when offline. We support a wide range of popular podcast players including iTunes and Stitcher.

To celebrate, we are loading in all past broadcasts, starting with our very first and second live readings, which are now available on the podcast.

However, note that due to space restrictions, only the most recent two-or-three broadcasts will be available at any one time. So, when we load in the next two shows later this week, the first and second shows will disappear from the feed.

So, do take a moment and sign up now if you want to re-listen to some of the best recordings of the past two years as we roll them out over the coming weeks.

Now you no longer have to be online to access outstanding poetry from poets around the globe.

Click here for all available podcast options, and to sign up for new shows.

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Shruti Iyer and Janine Joseph

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Shruti Iyer from London, UK and Janine Joseph from Ogden, UT, hosted by R.A. Villanueva of Kundiman.

Tune in for free on June 20th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Shruti Iyer is a writer, activist, and student of Politics, Philosophy, and Law at King’s College London. She was also a Barbican Young Poet in 2014-15. Her work has previously appeared in Stone Telling. When she is not hunting for guavas in South London, chasing pigeons, or singing to plants, she tweets @arreyaar and (occasionally) writes at http://salem-steel.tumblr.com/.

Janine Joseph is the author of Driving Without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her commissioned work for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco stage includes a libretto, From My Mother’s Mother, and a song cycle, “On This Muddy Water”: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel. She holds an MFA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Janine lives in Ogden, UT, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University.

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). His many honours include fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review, and scholarships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. He holds graduate degrees from Rutgers University and New York University, where he is a Senior Lecturer.

Tune in live and ask your questions 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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Solmaz Sharif and Fran Lock

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Fran Lock from London, UK and Solmaz Sharif from San Francisco, CA, USA, hosted by Edward Doegar of The Poetry Society.

Tune in for free on May 30th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Fran Lock is a dog whisperer and author of two poetry collections, Flatrock (Little Episodes, 2011), and The Mystic and the Pig Thief (Salt, 2014). She is the winner of the 2014 Ambit Poetry Competition, and her poem Last Exit to Luton won third prize in The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition.

Solmaz Sharif is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. Her poetry has appeared The New Republic, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and others. Her work has most recently been selected to receive a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award as well as a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. Her first poetry collection, LOOK, a poetic rewrite of the US Department of Defense’s dictionary, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017.

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. He was born in Surrey, grew up in Hull and now lives in London. His poems and reviews have appeared in various magazines including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Magma and Ambit.

Tune in live and ask your questions 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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Sean Street and Philip Fried

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Philip Fried from New York, NY and Sean Street from Liverpool, UK, hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.

Tune in for free on April 26th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Philip Fried is a New York-based poet and little-magazine editor. He has published six books of poetry, the most recent being Interrogating Water and Other Poems (Salmon, 2013). His international poetry journal, The Manhattan Review, has been called “excellent” and “lively” by critics. Fried also collaborated with his wife, the fine-art photographer Lynn Saville, to produce Acquainted with the Night, a book combining her night photography with poetry from around the world.

Sean Street is an actor and radio broadcaster who has published ten collections of poetry. Called “one of the best contemporary poets of the English landscape” by The Daily Telegraph, his work “all comes down to sound”–including drawing inspiration from jazz, the cello, and of course the radio.

Fjords Review is a twice-yearly print journal of poetry, prose, and photography. In addition to its companion website, Fjords is available in over 300 bookstores in the United States and Canada. John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His collection Blitzkrieg Body combines poetry, imagery, and performance art.

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