Topics include: the AWP 2010 conference; doing web work for a living instead of teaching; poetry writing as a practice; solitude and introversion; how Eden in the Rearview Mirror came together; writing about light and darkness; being a reader and writer in a working-class family; growing up in Chicago in the 1950s.
Poems read: “Eden in the Rearview Mirror,” “Order Lepidoptera,” “Out of the Splitberry Dark,” “Chicago Union Stockyards Circa 1957,” “Sunflowers.”
- Susan’s website
- Eden in the Rearview Mirror
- The Health issue of qarrtsiluni, edited by Susan Elbe and Kelly Madigan Erlandson
- Susan’s poems online
Theme music: “Le grand sequoia,” by Innvivo (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike licence)
Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).