The Poetry Box LIVE – February Edition
February 12, 2022 @ 4:00 PM (Pacific) / 7:00 PM (Eastern)
February Featured Poets:
- Sam Love (NC) – author of Earth Resonance: Poems for a Viable Future
- Beth Bonness (OR) – author of Transition Thunderstorms
- Mimi German (OR) – author of Beneath the Gravel Weight of Stars
Enjoy a Video from the Show:
ABOUT THE POETS
Sam Love is the author of new eco-poetry collection, Earth Resonance: Poems for a Viable Future.
After working as an environmental advocate Sam Love made a living creating film and video images. With so much internet visual clutter he decided to transition to poetry where readers can make the movie in their heads. Sam now lives in New Bern, N.C.
In 1970 Sam worked on the national staff of the first Earth Day. He was a founding editor of the successor group’s magazine Environmental Action and served as Coordinator of the organization which worked to transform the momentum created by Earth Day into legislative changes. Over the years he published numerous articles in mass circulation magazines including Washingtonian and Smithsonian.
Fly on the Wall Press in Manchester, England published his chapbook Awakening: Musings on Planetary Survival. His poetry collection exploring cracks in our culture, Cogitation, is available from Unsolicited Press and his self-published illustrated children’s book My Little Plastic Bag has won numerous awards including a Nautilus Book Award. It is available in Spanish and English. His poems have appeared in Kakalak, Slippery Elm, Voices on the Wind, The Lyricist, Flying South, Sleet, and other publications. Eno published by Duke University published six of his environmental poems and four were featured on Poetry in Plain Sight posters exhibited throughout North Carolina.
www.samlove.net • Twitter: @samlovepoet
You can order Sam’s new book HERE
Beth Bonness was a finalist in The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize, 2021 for her new chapbook, Transition Thunderstorms
Beth Bonness grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the eldest of six girls. She moved to the Pacific Northwest with her Computer Science degree and her husband, where they raised their three daughters. She fell in love with the beach and enjoyed climbing Mt. Hood, once. After decades working in product development and marketing (and one too many acquisitions) she said “good-bye” to high-tech corporate culture…to write.
Her poems have appeared in The Timberline Review, Typehouse Magazine, and Friday’s on the Boulevard. Two of her short film scripts made it to the Willamette Writers FiLMLaB quarterfinals. She is currently working on a post-stroke memoir about saving a 100-year-old mansion with her husband, and a psychological thriller screenplay about sub-conscious personalities. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and writes early in the morning before she wakes up too much.
LinkedIn: Beth Bonness
You can order Beth’s new chapbook HERE
Mimi German was a finalist in The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize, 2021 for her new chapbook, Beneath the Gravel Weight of Stars (previously known as Eyes of Horse Hair)
Mimi German is a poet, an activist, an organizer, and an advocate and co-founder of Jason Barns Landing, a houseless community and transitional village in St. Johns, Portland. She is also a co-founder of People’s Housing Project based in Portland, Oregon. Her poems have been published in The Hopper, The Mantle, Three Line Poetry (Vols. 51 & 52), New Verse News, and recorded and archived as testimony in Portland City Council sessions from 2017- 2020. Mimi divides her time between living in the remote wilderness of Steens Mountain and Portland, Oregon.
You can order Mimi’s new chapbook HERE