Project Bookshelf: Erica Hoffmeister

I am a hoarder; I am the opposite of Marie Kondo. I like my tangible objects. I like old things. Clutter soothes me. My things bring me joy—every single one. When I run my fingers across my trinkets, books, odds, and ends, I immediately transport to the time and place I bought it, found it, … Continue reading Project Bookshelf: Erica Hoffmeister

Meet Our New Editorial Intern: Erica Hoffmeister

I know it’s cliché to say: I’ve loved books more than anything for as long as I can remember… but, it’s true. Before my tiny little body could even form concrete memories, I began to build my life around reading and writing. I learned to read early. I was two and a half years old when … Continue reading Meet Our New Editorial Intern: Erica Hoffmeister

Lyric Essentials: Donna Vorreyer reads Katie Ford

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! This week, Donna Vorreyer reads us Katie Ford and discusses the tender, reverent nature of her poetry and why she considers Ford one of the greats. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read Katie Ford for Lyric Essentials? Donna Vorreyer: Katie Ford, for me, is … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Donna Vorreyer reads Katie Ford

Lyric Essentials: Candice Iloh Reads Sasha Banks

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! For this installment, we chat about righteous anger with writer and performer, Candice Iloh and listen to her read poems by the legendary Sasha Banks. Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose Sasha Banks’ work to read for Lyric Essentials? Candice Iloh: I have known about Sasha’s work for a long time … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Candice Iloh Reads Sasha Banks

Lyric Essentials: Amy Watkins Reads Carl Phillips

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! In this latest installment, Amy Watkins, author of Wolf Daughter, reads two poems by one of her favorite living poets, Carl Phillips. Amy discusses the act of reading poetry out loud, Phillips’ poetry’s intricate complexity, and Watkins’ new chapbook. Of special note to regular readers: Sundress would like to welcome … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Amy Watkins Reads Carl Phillips

Lyric Essentials: Chris Moore Reads Sommer Browning

For this installment of Lyric Essentials, we talk with Denver writer Chris Moore. She reads poems from fellow Denver writer and artist Sommer Browning, and talks about the interconnection of written genres, art, and the experience of hearing poetry aloud. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read these two poems … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Chris Moore Reads Sommer Browning

Lyric Essentials: Brice Maiurro reads James Tate

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! This week, poet, editor and community organizer Brice Maiurro joins us to read James Tate and explore the often overlooked world of the strange and whimsical within poetry. As always, thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read James Tate for Lyric Essentials? Brice Maiurro: Tate, … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Brice Maiurro reads James Tate

Lyric Essentials: féi hernandez Reads Natalie Diaz

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! This week, Sundress author féi hernandez reads Natalie Diaz for us while reflecting beautifully how it feels to experience, write, read, and become poetry. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read Natalie Diaz for Lyric Essentials? féi hernandez: When I finished reading Natalie Diaz’ “When My … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: féi hernandez Reads Natalie Diaz

Lyric Essentials: Emma Hine Reads Elizabeth Alexander

Thank you for joining us this week for Lyric Essentials! Emma Hine joins us to read Elizabeth Alexander and explores how poetry can give us the tools to communicate, thrive, and connect with one another during a time of political healing. Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read Elizabeth Alexander for Lyric Essentials? Emma … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Emma Hine Reads Elizabeth Alexander

Lyric Essentials: Barbara Costas-Biggs Reads Jane Kenyon

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! This week, we welcome Barbara Costas-Biggs who reads Jane Kenyon for us and offers a moment of solace and emotional check-ins through poetry during an exceptionally chaotic time. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read Jane Kenyon for Lyric Essentials? Barbara Costas-Biggs: My mind immediately … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Barbara Costas-Biggs Reads Jane Kenyon