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Mona Arshi and Chris Campanioni

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Mona Arshi from London, UK and Chris Campanioni from Brooklyn, NY, USA, hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.

Tune in for free on November 15th, 2015 at 20.00 GMT. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Mona Arshi was born to Punjabi Sikh parents in London, and trained as a human rights lawyer before turning to poetry. She completed an MA in creative writing at University of East Anglia in 2010. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review, Magma, Rialto and the Sunday Times. Mona’s debut collection Small Hands won the 2015 Forward Prize for best first collection.

Chris Campanioni has worked as a journalist, model, and actor. He teaches literature and creative writing at Baruch College and Pace University, and new form journalism at John Jay. His poem “Billboards” was awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize and his novel, Going Down, was selected as Best First Book in the 2014 International Latino Book Awards.

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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David Wheatley and Stephen Burt

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Stephen Burt from Cambridge, MA, USA and David Wheatley from Aberdeen, UK, hosted by Jennifer Williams of Scottish Poetry Library.

Tune in for free on October 17th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard University and the author of several books of poetry and criticism, among them the new chapbook All Season Stephanie, the full-length collection Belmont, and, with David Mikics, The Art of the Sonnet.

David Wheatley was born in Dublin in 1970, and teaches at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of four collections of poetry with Gallery Press: Thirst (1997), Misery Hill (2000), Mocker (2006) and A Nest on the Waves (2010), and has edited the work of James Clarence Mangan for Gallery Press and Samuel Beckett’s Selected Poems 1930-1989 for Faber and Faber. His critical study Contemporary British Poetry is published by Palgrave in 2014. His other publications include a short book on pubs, Dark and True and Tender (CB Editions, 2012), and a poetic study of Scottish ‘avant-gardening’, The Reed Bunting Unseen: A Camouflage Garden for Ian Hamilton Finlay (Wild Honey Press, 2013). His writing has won various prizes, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Vincent Buckley Prize, and the Friends Provident (Irish) National Irish Poetry Competition.

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular. They are committed to bringing the pleasures and benefits of poetry to as wide an audience as possible. Physically and virtually, the Scottish Poetry Library’s doors are open. JL Williams was born in New Jersey and studied at Wellesley College and on the MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Her poetry has been published in journals including Magma, Edinburgh Review, Poetry Wales, The Wolf, Shearsman, Fulcrum and Stand. Her second collection, Locust and Marlin, was published by Shearsman in 2014. Jennifer is the Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.

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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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.