October 2005

Michelle Boisseau reads "To Autumn" by John Keats

In this installment, Michelle Boisseau reads “To Autumn” by John Keats. Boisseau was educated at Ohio University (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Houston (Ph.D.). Her books of poetry include Trembling Air (University of Arkansas Press, 2003); Understory, winner of the Morse Prize (Northeastern University Press, 1996);and No Private Life (Vanderbilt, 1990).

Sebastian Matthews reads "I Am" by John Clare

In this installment, Sebastian Matthews reads “I Am” by John Clare. Matthews, a graduate of the University of Michigan's MFA program, teaches part-time at Warren Wilson College and edits Rivendell, a place-based literary journal. He is the author of the memoir, In My Father's Footsteps, and co-editor, with Stanley Plumly of Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews.

Alan Halsey reads "Song in the Air" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

In this installment, Alan Halsey reads "Song in the Air" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Halsey's books include The Text of Shelley's Death (1995), Wittgenstein's Devil: Selected Writing 1978-98 (2000) and Marginalien (2005). His edition of the later text of Beddoes's Death's Jest-Book was published by West House Books in 2003, and his several essays on Beddoes's life & work have appeared in various journals & pamphlets. Learn more about him here.

Geraldine Monk reads "We do lie beneath the grass" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

In this installment, Geraldine Monk reads "We do lie beneath the grass" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Monk was born in England in 1952. Her work has appeared in many of the major anthologies including Conductors of Chaos, the Oxford Anthology of 20th Century British & Irish Poetry and the first Ahadada Reader.

Geraldine Monk reads "If thou wilt ease thine heart" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

In this installment, Geraldine Monk reads "If thou wilt ease thine heart" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Monk was born in England in 1952. Her work has appeared in many of the major anthologies including Conductors of Chaos, the Oxford Anthology of 20th Century British & Irish Poetry and the first Ahadada Reader.

Curtis Bauer reads "To Autumn" by John Keats

In this installment, Curtis Bauer reads “To Autumn” by John Keats. Bauer is the author of Fence Line, winner of the 2003 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry selected by Christopher Buckley.  He is a graduate of Central College and earned the Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. His poetry, non fiction, and translations have appeared in Rivendell, The Cortland Review, Barrow Street, The Iowa Review, Rhino, and numerous other journals. He co-directs the Writing Studio at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.