Poetry Moment

Allison Dunne

This week Sam Manno shares poems on Pastoralism. Sam was born in Chicago in 1960 and moved in 1984 to Montana, where has has found peace as part of a herd of dairy goats. He is an artist, farmer, pastoralist, and host and producer of children's programming on Montana Public Radio. 

Today he reads from Brad Kessler's book, "Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, a Short History of  Herding and the Art of Making Cheese," released in 2009. Kessler, who lives in Vermont,  is an award-winning author of books for children and adults.

Susanne Griepp, raised in southern California, has lived in eastern Washington since 1977. She's been a singer, shopkeeper, waitress, nurseryman, florist, landlady and para-educator. A member of the Creekside Writers since 2011, she's been a community Arts and Humanities advocate for over twenty years. Her most recent poetry collection, "The Marrow," is published by Gray Dog Press.

Susanne Griepp, raised in southern California, has lived in eastern Washington since 1977. She's been a singer, shopkeeper, waitress, nurseryman, florist, landlady and para-educator. A member of the Creekside Writers since 2011, she's been a community Arts and Humanities advocate for over twenty years. Her most recent poetry collection, "The Marrow," is published by Gray Dog Press.

Susanne Griepp, raised in southern California, has lived in eastern Washington since 1977. She's been a singer, shopkeeper, waitress, nurseryman, florist, landlady and para-educator. A member of the Creekside Writers since 2011, she's been a community 
Arts and Humanities advocate for over twenty years. Her most recent poetry collection, "The Marrow," is published by Gray Dog Press.

Susanne Griepp, raised in southern California, has lived in eastern Washington since 1977. She's been a singer, shopkeeper, waitress, nurseryman, florist, landlady and para-educator. A member of the Creekside Writers since 2011, she's been a community Arts and Humanities advocate for over twenty years. Her most recent poetry collection, "The Marrow," is published by Gray Dog Press.

Susanne Griepp, raised in southern California, has lived in eastern Washington since 1977. She's been a singer, shopkeeper, waitress, nurseryman, florist, landlady and para-educator. A member of the Creekside Writers since 2011, she's been a community Arts and Humanities advocate for over twenty years. Her most recent poetry collection, "The Marrow," is published by Gray Dog Press.

Chris Cook is Spokane's current Poet Laureate. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. He plays trumpet in the Spokane Symphony and is the  former Washington State Yo-Yo Champion.

Chris Cook is Spokane's current Poet Laureate. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. He plays trumpet in the Spokane Symphony and is the former Washington State Yo-Yo Champion.

Chris Cook is Spokane's current Poet Laureate. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. He plays trumpet in the Spokane Symphony and is the former Washington State Yo-Yo Champion.

Chris Cook is Spokane's current Poet Laureate. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. He plays trumpet in the Spokane Symphony and is the former Washington State Yo-Y0 Champion.

Chris Cook is Spokane's current Poet Laureate. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. He plays trumpet in the Spokane Symphony and is the former Washington State Yo-Yo Champion.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet), as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is  a retired high school and college English teacher.  He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet), as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet), as well as short stories  (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet), as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of popety and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet), as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

"Exactly What Needs Saying" by Derek Sheffield

Jun 18, 2021

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

"She Gathers Rocks" by Derek Sheffield

Jun 17, 2021

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

"Letter of Recommendation" by Matthew Nienow

Jun 16, 2021

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

"Daughter and Father in Winter" by Derek Sheffield

Jun 14, 2021

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Alexandra Teague Reads "Ad Hominem" by Nicky Beer

Jun 10, 2021

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

"Counting Down the Era" by Cameron McGill

Jun 4, 2021

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill Reads "Idiot Tax" by Michael McGriff

Jun 2, 2021

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

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