Apr 17, 2013

Interview with OFF THE PAGE

In celebration of National Poetry Month, our very own poetry editor Nicole Santalucia and poet Leslie Heywood read their poems on NPR's program OFF THE PAGE with host Bill Jaker!

Leslie Heywood is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University.  Her poems have been widely published, both in her books, including "The Proving Ground", "Natural Selection" and the memoir "Pretty Good for a Girl", and in her new volume of poetry, "Lost Arts".  She has also been published in leading literary magazines, including Prairie Schooner and Women's Studies Quarterly.   Dr. Heywood's interests and professional activity extends into gender studies, distance running and evolutionary neurobiology.  She writes, "From the beginning...my research has explored connections between kinesis, consciousness, and embodiment as these are articulated by a specific set of themes—body, gender, affect, and identity—posed from a number of different perspectives:  literary historical/feminist; sociological/cultural; evolutionary; neurophysiological and neuropsychological; and creative."
Nicole Santalucia, who grew up in Johnson City, is a Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University and founder and coordinator of The Binghamton Poetry Project, which is holding workshops around Broome County for both adults and young people and published an anthology.  She is also poetry editor of the university's literary journal, Harpur Palate. Her poems have appeared in Ragazine, Clockhouse Review and the Paterson Literary Review.  Nicole's poem "Looking for Lima Beans" received Honorable Mention in this year's Allen Ginsberg awards.
Check out the interview here.