The Poetry Box LIVE – August Edition
August 14, 2021@ 4:00 PM (Pacific) / 7:00 PM (Eastern)
Enjoy a Video from the Show:
August Featured Poets:
- Gary Percesepe (New York) – author of GASLIGHT OPERA
- Don Badgley (New York) – author of WHAT IS NOT A MIRACLE
- Carolyn Martin (Oregon) – author of CATALOG OF SMALL CONTENTMENTS
ABOUT THE POETS
Don Badgley is a lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley in New York State. Raised in a rural setting in a Quaker family Don is married and the father of two grown daughters. He remains active with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is the presiding clerk of his local Quaker meeting in Poughkeepsie, NY. He continues his now 35-year career as an insurance agent.
Don was encouraged to write poetry by his father and has been writing since his youth. What Is Not a Miracle is his first published collection.
Order Don’s book HERE
From associate professor of English to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and dry summers. After years of writing academic papers and business books, she discovered that poetry is the way her mind interacts with the world—in images, rhythms, sounds, and intensities of language. So she’s settled into the joyful challenge of translating experience into as few words as possible and making those experiences accessible to her readers.
Martin prides herself on flashes of humor that light up her poems. Her intention is to begin and end poems with delight and throw in splashes of wisdom along the way. Add her penchant for musicality and obsession with unusual words, she crafts poems that are surprising and satisfying.
Her poems have appeared in more than 130 journals and anthologies throughout North America, Australia, and the UK. Her fourth poetry collection, A Penchant for Masquerades, was released by Unsolicited Press in 2019, and her first chapbook, Nothing More to Lose, by The Poetry Box in 2020.
She currently serves as poetry editor of Kosmos Quarterly: journal for global transformation. Find out more at carolynmartinpoet.com.
Order Carolyn’s new book HERE
Gary Percesepe is the author of a new poetry book, Gaslight Opera (The Poetry Box, 2021) plus eleven books, including Moratorium, a short story collection forthcoming from Atmosphere Press. He is Associate Editor at New World Writing (formerly Mississippi Review). Prior to that, he was an assistant fiction editor at Antioch Review. His work has appeared in Brevity, Story Quarterly, N + 1, The Greensboro Review, Wigleaf, Christian Century, Mississippi Review, New World Writing, Salon, Camera Obscura, Westchester Review, PANK, The Millions, Atticus Review, BULL, The Good Man Project, Word Riot, Necessary Fiction, Solstice, The Maine Review, Mercurius, and other places. He resides in White Plains, New York, and teaches philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx.
Order Gary’s book HERE
Helen Cooper says
It was a great pleasure to listen to the poets this afternoon (August 14th) ! Many thanks for the great job you do putting on these readings and for all the other benefits offered by The Poetry Box.
The Poetry Box says
Thanks Helen. So glad you could join us. Don, Carolyn, and Gary knocked it out of the park!