The Poetry Box LIVE – April Edition
Time: Apr 10, 2021 at 4pm (Pacific) / 7pm (Eastern)
The Poetry Box LIVE is a monthly Zoom poetry reading series on the 2nd Saturday of each month and hosted by Shawn Aveningo Sanders.
April Featured Poets:
• Penelope Scambly Schott (Oregon), author of SOPHIA AND MISTER WALTER WHITMAN
• Sally Naylor (Florida), author of SYNAPSE FLIES INTO STARTLE
• David Belmont (New York), author of WORLD GONE ZOOM
——— HOW TO ACCESS THE ZOOM READING ———
Join Zoom Meeting on April 10th (no pre-registration required):
Meeting ID: 980 1285 4246
——- ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS ———-
Penelope Scambly Schott is a past recipient of the Oregon Book Award for Poetry and author of a novel and several books of poetry, including her 2018 prizewinning chapbook November Quilt and most recently On Dufur Hill about a small wheat-growing town in central Oregon.
Sophia Schott Sweetdog is a four-year-old white goldendoodle, the niece of Lily Schott Sweetdog who co-wrote Lily and Rumi: A Lovestory.
Mister Walter Whitman is a greatly admired nineteenth-century American poet who wrote Leaves of Grass.
Order Penelope’s book HERE: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/sophia-whitman
A three-legged stool, Sally Naylor is poet, therapist & teacher, Sally, studied with Campbell McGrath in the FIU MFA program; she thrived in classes with Maxine Kumin, Gerald Stern, Ilya Kaminsky & Tony Hoagland. Sally is associate editor of SOFLOPOJO, teaches community workshops for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, writes memoir as well as text and workbooks for neophytes & now offers Zoomshops for emerging poets.
Below is a cento from the manuscript by way of a concise introduction:
Bold, unrepentant, ready: a kind of ginger, myth buster & koan mistress,
rogue, free & holy skeptic, all snake hips & hiss, hyperbole’s own gadfly,
one quirky mechanic tuning the orgasmic how her hymns buzz.
For more information about her classes visit her website at: www.writer’scatapult.com
Order Sally’s new book HERE: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/synapse-startle
David Belmont is a mixed media artist and community organizer living in New York City. He writes memoir, short fiction and poetry, as well as instrumental music. His work has appeared in The Poeming Pigeon, Wildflower Muse and FishFood Magazine. He is currently co-music director of the Castillo Theatre. He has been a professional musician for 50 years. His publicly available recorded output since 1999 can be found on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
Order David’s new book HERE: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/world-gone-zoom