The Poetry Box LIVE – July Edition
July 10, 2021@ 4:00 PM (Pacific) / 7:00 PM (Eastern)
Enjoy a Video from the Show:
July Featured Poets:
- Mary C. Florio (Florida) – author of THE FOG
- Cynthia Gallaher (Illinois) – author of EPICUREAN ECSTASY
- Meg Lindsay (Massachusetts) – author of NOTES FROM A CAREGIVER
ABOUT THE POETS
Cynthia Gallaher is author of three other full poetry collections: Earth Elegance, Swimmer’s Prayer and Night Ribbons, and three poetry chapbooks: Drenched: Poems About Liquids; Omnivore Odes: Poems About Food, Herbs and Spices; and Private, On Purpose. She also published the nonfiction memoir and reference Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren’t a Poet, which won a National Indie Excellence Award.
Gallaher appears on Chicago Public Library’s list of “Top Ten Requested Chicago Poets,” and was named one of “100 Women Making a Difference” by Today’s Chicago Woman magazine for her writing and ecological work. She has also received numerous grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council.
Committed to the organic and sustainable foods movement, and a proponent of clean drinking water, Gallaher is a former officer on the board of directors of Illinois Consumers for Safe Food (a local affiliate of The Center for Science in the Public Interest) and has also served as a volunteer for Lake Michigan Federation’s (now the Alliance for the Great Lakes) Shorekeepers initiative and the Green Team of the Chicago Park District. She is also a certified yoga instructor and aromatherapist.
Order Cynthia’s book HERE
A semi-finalist in two “Discovery”/The Nation Contests and a finalist in an Inkwell competition, Meg Lindsay has had poems published in Tricycle, Pivot, Salamander, Alimentum, Connecticut River Review, etc. and earned an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.
Because she is also an established painter showing for decades in galleries and museums, her chapbook about the emotions and difficulties of painting, A Painter’s Night Journal, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. Writers love to write about paintings, but most writers confine themselves to the subject matter of a painting, not the process, since after all most do not paint.
In her second chapbook, Notes from a Caregiver, the subject of her writing dramatically changed direction when her husband, an athlete never ill before, collapsed with cancer in his bones, multiple myeloma, that same year. She gained direct knowledge of what it means to be a caregiver, a different and extraordinarily difficult learning process from anything she had ever known before.
Order Meg’s book HERE
Mary C. Florio, author of The Fog, has been writing poetry for over 20 years. Early successes include second place in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition. In 2017, she was featured in Nasty Woman Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. She has collaborated on two books with award-winning book artist Miriam Schaer: Cinderella, Ever After and The Posture Queen, and most recently was a finalist in the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s ekphrastic poetry contest.
Order Mary’s book HERE