Salvatore Marici

“All my bosses and teachers said I couldn’t write. In 2002 I submitted a poem to a magazine and it got published.” In this edition of Writers Voices, Monica and Caroline talk to poet Salvatore Marici about his work and the life that inspires it. Reading from his latest book – Fermentations, we taste the fermented garlic of his Italian Read More

Paul Goldman

Paul Goldman is an Ecstatic Poet. Tune into this podcast of his June 2015 interview on Writers’ Voices to find out what that means. In Upon Your Canvas he teams up with painter Natosha Keefer to, as the title poem says “…reveal all the colors that comprise my being.” Paul’s previous boos include the self-published Wild Joy: Ruminations, and Journey Read More

Xavier Cavazos

In “Diamond Grove Slave Tree,” national poetry slam team member and writing teacher Xavier Cavazos paints an unforgettable portrait of George Washington Carver in verse. From the titular poem that describes a lynching that the young Carver witnessed in Missouri, to the poem about his death, the words are spare yet powerful.Xavier Cavazos earned his MFA in Creative Writing and Read More

Paul Stokstad

In the middle of an Iowa winter, poet Paul Stokstad joins Writers’ Voices host Monica Hadley to talk love and tattoos, tennis and marketing, and of course, poetry. Paul’s third book, “Butterfuly Tattoo” is published by 1st World Publishing. It’s a far cry from his previous tomes, “How To Be Your Own Best Tennis Pro” and “How to Start Your Read More

Dr. Bruce Hopkins

Environmental educator, writer and historian, Dr. Bruce Hopkins has written the book “When Foxes Wore Red Vests”, a collection of poetry, essays, drawings and photographs that show how sense-of-place can serve as a role-model for future generations, as well as helping us learn how we can best inhabit our communities and the natural world around us. Dr. Hopkins career has Read More