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Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Julie Danho

Click here for today's online poetry Julie Danho’s first full-length collection, Those Who Keep Arriving, won the 2018 Gerald Cable Book Award from Silverfish Review Press. Her chapbook, Six Portraits, received the 2013 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Award, and her poems have appeared in journals such as Pleiades, Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, and New Ohio Review as well as featured on The Writer's Almanac, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She has…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Kathryn Petruccelli

Click here for the link to join this session. Kathryn Petruccelli Workshop leader, teacher, and writer with roots in spoken word, Kathryn holds an MA in teaching English language learners. Through her work—much of which involves themes of language and place—she hopes to inspire folks to examine cultural habits and other invisible forces. Her poetry…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Karren Alenier

Click here to join the poetry session. Karren LaLonde Alenier is editor of From the Belly: Poets Respond to Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons and author of eight poetry collections, including How We Hold On (Broadstone, 2021). She writes a monthly column for Scene4 Magazine called The Steiny Road to Operadom. Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with John Maxwell

Click here to join the poetry session. John W. Maxwell was born in 1960 into a working-class family of eight in rural Michigan. He quietly began writing poetry for himself at age 12. His writing continued throughout high school and college, cataloging the struggles of adolescence and young adulthood. He stashed them in a raggedy…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Andrea Deeken

Click here to join the online poetry session. Andrea Deeken is the author of the chapbook, Mother Kingdom, winner of the 2021 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition and finalist in the Poetry: Chapbook Category of the 2022 International Book Awards. Her writing has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Beyond Queer Words, The Blue Mountain Review,…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Guy Reed

Click here to join today's poetry session. Guy Reed won the 2022 Littoral Press poetry prize and is author of Second Innocence (Luchador Press), The Effort To Hold Light (Finishing Line Press), and co- author, with Cheryl A. Rice, of Until The Words Came (Post Traumatic Press). His poems and essays have been published in…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Perry Nicholas

Click here to join today's session. Perry S. Nicholas is a professor emeritus of English at SUNY at ERIE in Buffalo, N.Y. where he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award and the President’s Outstanding Teacher Award. He has published one textbook of poetry prompts, three full-length and seven chapbooks of original poetry, along with two…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Holly Iglesias & Landon Godfrey

Click here to join the poetry session. Holly Iglesias is the author of three collections of poetry— Sleeping Things; Angles of Approach; and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World—as well as a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry. Her most recent publication is a collaborative chapbook, Myth America (Anhinga Press), co-written with Maureen…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Amanda Russell

Click here to join today's poetry session. Amanda Russell (she/her/hers) is a guest editor at The Comstock Review and a stay-at-home mom. Her poems have appeared in Hole in the Head re:View, Lily Poetry Review, and Atticus Review. To learn about her or her chapbooks, Barren Years (Finishing LinePress, 2019) and Processing (forthcoming, Main Street…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Carla Panciera

Click here to join the session. Carla Panciera was raised on her family’s dairy farm in Westerly, RI.  Her collection of short stories, Bewildered, received the 2013 Grace Paley Short Fiction Award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press.  Her short stories have appeared in…

Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Joe Zaccardi

Click here for online poetry. Joseph Zaccardi’s sixth book of poems, Songbird of the Nine Rivers, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2023.  His poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Cincinnati Review, Poetry East, Rattle, and elsewhere. Zaccardi served as the poet laureate of Marin County, California, from 2013 to 2015, and edited Changing Harm to…