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Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Vivian Eyre & Margot Wizansky

Click here for today’s online poetry session.

Vivian Eyre
Her poems have appeared in many literary journals including: Bellingham
Review, J Journal, One Art, Pangyrus, Quiddity, Spire, SWIMM, The Fourth
River, The Massachusetts Review, The Orchards Journal, The Santa Ana Review,
Turtle Island Quarterly, Twelve Mile Journal and in the anthology Neu Smoke
(Off the Park Press) in response to Neo Rauch’s paintings. Visual art and the
sea have always nourished me creatively. The poems in her chapbook, To the
Sound (Finishing Line Press) “scratched darkness into light” by showcasing
those who nurtured my love of the sea and the solace I found there. Her debut
poetry collection, Ishmael’s Violets (Kelsay Books), explores the dying marine
world—with whale at the center. Through the lens of technology, screens, and
aquariums, the poems spotlight the way we typically look at the world but not
necessarily “see it.”

Margot Wizansky, a poet and painter, does much of her writing in a little cottage
by the sea on the south coast of Massachusetts.

Her poetry book, The Yellow Sweater, was published by Kelsay Books in 2023. Her
first chapbook, Wild for Life, was published by Lily Poetry Review Press in 2022.
Margots poem’s have appeared in many journals, such as The Missouri
Review, Poetry East, Lumina, Inkwell, Quarterly West, Potomac Review, American
Literary Review, and Spillway. She has edited two anthologies: Mercy of Tides:
Poems for a Beach House, and Rough Places Plain: Poems of the Mountains.
In Don’t Look Them In The Eye: Love, Life, and Jim Crow, she transcribed the oral
history of her friend, Emerson Stamps, whose parents were sharecroppers and
grandparents were enslaved. Her original poems accompany his story.