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The World Wide Word Radio Networks Presents This Sunday December 2 The Moe Green Poetry Hour Hosted By Rafael F J Alvarado & Stacey Mangiaracina featuring poetsKevin Clark, Brendan Constantine & Mindy Nettifee

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    The World Wide Word Radio Networks Presents This Sunday December 2 on The Moe Green Poetry Hour To listen to show click below Listen live or later
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2007
      The World Wide Word Radio Networks


       This Sunday  December 2  on
       The Moe Green Poetry Hour
       To listen to show click below
       Listen live or  later

      11 am  Pacific time   2PM eastern
       Join Moe Green (AKA) Rafael F J Alvarado and
       His  cohost . Stacey Mangiaracina
      as they listen to the poetry of

      Kevin Clark

      Brendan Constantine

      Mindy Nettifee

      Kevin Clark’s book In the Evening of No Warning (New Issues) earned a grant from The Academy of American Poets awarded a grant for my collection. He’s also published three chapbooks: One of Us (Mille Grazie Press), Granting the Wolf (State Street Press), and Widow under a New Moon (Owl Creek Press). His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and collections, including The Black Warrior Review, The Antioch Review, The Georgia Review (and Keener Sounds, The Georgia Review's fortieth anniversary retrospective), The Denver

      Recent journals include Kestrel, Gulf Coast, Gulf Stream, The Wallace StevensNotre Dame Review. The latter will publish one of his poems in their new best-of, The Notre Dame Review Anthology. A few years ago, he won the Angoff Award for best contribution to The Literary Review.

      Clark’s criticism about contemporary poetry has appeared in numerous venues, among them The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. Other essays are also in books about Ruth Stone, Charles Wright, and Sandra McPherson.

      His poetry writing textbook The Mind’s Eye was just published by Longman. Clark teaches American literature and creative writing at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and during the summers he teaches at The Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma. His web site with bio and email link is www.calpoly.edu/~kclark.

      Brendan Constantine was born in Los Angeles and raised in a household where poetry was a tradition. Over the years his work has appeared in numerous journals most notably  Artlife, The Cider Press Review, Directions, StellaZine and The Underground Guide To Los Angeles, which spent nine weeks on the Los Angeles Times Best Seller list. Last year a portion from his 1999 Pushcart nominated collection  Dante©ˆs Casino was selected as essential reading as part of Antioch University©ˆs MFA in Poetry curriculum. Other books include:  Antenna (1997 Past Modern Press),  Return to IKNOWEXACTLYWHATYOUMEANSVILLE (1998 Inevitable Press), and  One Matador (2000 Inevitable Press). Last August his poem 'Story" was selected for Honorable Mention by the judges of Ireland's prestigious Davoren Hanna Award. A forthcoming collection entitled Hyenas 57 was a finalist in the National Poetry Series. In addition to teaching a popular adult poets workshop, Brendan is currently Poet In Residence at Downtown Business Magnet High School. He lives in Hollywood with his cat Maggie.

      Iowa and California native Mindy Nettifee is Southern California poetry’s indie darling stepchild. Raised by the Orange County poetry scene, she was featured on the cover of NEXT magazine when she was only 15 and totally embarrassed about everything. She went on to become a Grand Slam Champion of the Long Beach/Orange County Poetry Slam which led to competing on and coaching teams at 5 National Poetry Slam Competitions. She served for five years on the advisory board of literary nonprofit Tebot Bach, has toured poetry shows and festivals both nationally and internationally performing her work on stages from Hawaii to New York to Munich, and is one of those strange breed of cross-over poets popular both with slam audiences as well as more academic audiences. She has shared a stage with performance poetry luminaries Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield, Roger Bonair-Agard, Beau Sia, Bucky Sinister, Patricia Smith, and Amber Tamblyn, and literary ass-kickers Jeffrey McDaniel, Patrick Rosal, Wanda Coleman, Jack Hirschman and Michael C. Ford.

      Mindy has published five chapbooks through independent small presses such as The Inevitable Press, Instagon and Jinx Publications and in 2006 published her first full length collection Sleepyhead Assassins on Moon Tide Press. Her work has been featured in ISM magazine and the California Poetry Anthology. She is a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She recently was chosen as one of the inaugural performers for The Best Contemporary American Poets Series and was filmed for its debut, critically acclaimed show The Drums Inside Your Chest at Los Angeles’ Brentwood Theatre. She currently writes from Long Beach, California.

      What others have to say about Mindy and Sleepyhead Assassins:

      “Mindy Nettifee is the future of poetry.”

      -Bob Holman, dubbed the Poetry Czar by the Village Voice and New York Daily News

      “Mindy Nettifee is destined to be the next Dorothy Parker

      -Poetic Diversity

      “Sleepyhead Assassins is extremely satisfying, the culmination of an escalating potential that is only now beginning to come into its own.”

      -OC Weekly

      “Mindy Nettifee chooses powerful material and addresses it from a place of strength and stillness….Her poems have staying power.”


      "Mindy Nettifee makes you want to cut out her ready eyes and put them in your own sockets so you can collect all that her poetry has made you imagine. She will make you reminisce of places you have never been. You will travel on her nightmares. Mindy is one of the most powerful, vaginal and visceral forces in contemporary American literature."

      -Derrick Brown, Individual Poetry Slam Champion

      “That moment at which the body arches parenthesis just before orgasm.  Nettifee's poems give you that.  Not just metaphor and device, not just 'le mot juste' or the recognizable meter of the air we breathe, she dissects the most intimate moments and what she returns to you is at once explanation and surprise - the clarity of everything that makes us, us. And when this unfolds Mindy conjures something beautiful and immediately recognizable as wonderful art."

      -Roger Bonair-Agard, two-time National Slam Champion and author of Tarnish and Masquerade

      "Mindy Nettifee reminds me what I came here for. Something brilliant."
      -Buddy Wakefield, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion

      “The poems in Sleepyhead Assassins have the patience, grace and music of a friend who has listened to the world carefully and for a long time. Because Mindy Nettifee understands compassion is a kind of intelligence and has the gifts to make you laugh even as your heart is breaking, her poems achieve a rare and necessary American wisdom. A brilliant debut.

      -Patrick Rosal, author of Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive and My American Kundiman.
      Quarterly, College English, etc. Review, The American Literary Review, and The
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