The Poetry Box LIVE – March Edition!
Saturday, March 11, 2023 @ 4:00 PM (Pacific)
[3pm (Alaskan) / 5pm (Mountain) / 6pm (Central) / 7pm (Eastern)]
- Emily Newberry (of Portland, Oregon) – author of Signs
- Genevieve Lardizabal (of Seattle, Washington) – author of A Starved Heart
- Teddy Norris (of St. Charles, Missouri) – author of In Transit
Enjoy a Video from the Show:
About the Featured Poets
Emily Pittman Newberry is a writer, speaker and thought partner living in Portland, Oregon. She was born in the Midwest during WWII and grew up on the east coast during the rebellion against oppression. After chopping wood for the family fireplaces as a teenager, she went to the March on Washington in 1963.
Since coming out as a transgender woman, Emily has delighted in this experiment we call life. In addition to writing and speaking she is an amateur radio operator. Her tag line is “I help other people shine.” She is fascinated by the way we dance with vulnerability as our lives intersect, and how the rich diversity of life and the many paths we take somehow seem to lead us all home.
Her poetry book, Butterfly A Rose, chapbook, Nature Speaking, Naturally, and most recently her memoir, Turning Inside Out were published by OneSpirit Press. Her poem “Signs” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014 by Kind of a Hurricane Press. In 2016, the artist Shu-Ju Wang invited her to write poetry for the artist’s book Water.
For more information, visit Emily’s websites: butterflyarose.com and sacredgyre.com, where she hosts a podcast inviting the listener into a conversation about how to stay connected to your deepest values as you work for change.
You can order Emily’s new chapbook HERE
Genevieve Lardizabal is an 18-year-old poet from Seattle, Washington. During her second stay in an eating disorder treatment center, she was put onto room-based care because of her resistance to recovery and her refusal to eat. Room-based care is where one must stay in their room from eight a.m. to ten p.m., and is only allowed out for meals, a one-hour therapy session and one hour of visiting with family. She was isolated and alone. No other patients were allowed to speak to her, and she wasn’t allowed outside for five months. So many thoughts swirled in her head and without any output she felt trapped, so she began to write. By the end of that year, she was published in Z publishing house’s Washington’s Best Emerging Young Poets of 2019, and spent the next three years writing her book A Starved Heart. A Starved Heart dives deep into her disorders and experiences that lead her to recovery after four years of treatment centers and hospital stays. She dreams of becoming a therapist for eating disorders and running a narrative therapy group at a treatment center, teaching kids how to write through their pain, whether that’s through poetry, storytelling, song writing, or journaling.
You can order Genevieve’s new book HERE
Teddy Norris is a poet and retired professor of English who holds an MLA from Washington University in St. Louis. She taught composition, poetry, and creative writing for two decades and edited a community college literary journal for five years. For eight years she served as a regional judge for Poetry Out Loud’s national high school poetry recitation competition. Her work has been recognized in local poetry contests, including the St. Louis Poetry Center, the Wednesday Club of St. Louis, the Springfield Writers Guild, and the Missouri Writers Exchange. In 2019 she was invited to read her poetry at the Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry Series as part of the annual Spoleto arts festival in Charleston, SC.
Her poems have appeared in Adanna, Broad River Review, Flying South, Kakalak, Little Patuxent Review, Switchgrass Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Pillars of Salt was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with her very supportive husband and their two cats. The latter lack the attention span for anything longer than haiku and categorically refuse to appear in a cat video.
More information about the poet at www.teddynorris.com.
You can order Teddy’s new chapbook HERE