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On this month’s very special program, host Katherine Hastings speaks with Cave Canem Fellow Cortney Lamar Charleston. His debut collection, Telepathologies, won the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by D.A. Powell. In 2017, Charleston was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Lamar began writing and performing poetry as a member of The Excelano Project when he was an undergraduate studying economics and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

On this month's program WordTemple host Katherine Hastings revisits interviews and readings with three poets — John Hart, Fred Ostrander and Bob Hicok.  
 

On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public.

This month on WordTemple:

DAVID MELTZER  
 

Sunday January 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM: 

Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sebastopol, three poets celebrate new collections — Sandra Anfang, Lee Slonimsky and Katherine Hastings.  Introduced by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle. 

WordTemple host Katherine Hastings airs a live reading from the WordTemple Poetry Series featuring:  Stephen Kessler reading from his translation Forbidden Pleasures — New & Selected Poems of Luis Cernudaone of the great Spanish poets of the Generation of ’27; Devereaux Baker reading from her latest award-winning collection out of the bones of the earth; and Michelle Wing, author ofBody on the Wall.