Paul NagyPaul Nagy, Poetry and Discussion (broadcast 2-28-2011) Carrboro Book Beat co-host, Paul Nagy, steps forward with his own intriguing and well presented poetry to offer us a peek into the making and mystery of one poet’s art. Find out more by having a listen.
At the Threshold of Alchemy by John Amen (broadcast 12-6-2010) In this collection of poems Amen carries us through the work and passions of living life, through completion, into transcendence and back again. Powerful and compelling they become part of the reader’s experience, delight and contemplation. Find out more at http://johnamen.com/
Embrace by Bruce Lader (broadcast 11-1-2010) Lader writes with a fine and delicious use of language in this collection of poems that celebrate the intimate and intricate experience of love. Rich with color, scent and sound, Embrace entices the reader with the evocation of the many levels of romantic relationship. Find out more at http://www.brucelader.com/
The Sound of Poets Cooking, edited by Richard Krawiec (broadcast 9-20-2010) This diverse and eclectic anthology of poetry and recipes feeds the heart, soul and body. Featuring wonderful wordsmithery and delicious offerings by a galaxy of exceptional poets, this is a book to keep by your favorite chair and handy to wherever you do your cooking. Find out more at http://jacarpress.com/books.html
Landscapes of Longing, Embrace by Bruce Lader (broadcast 7-5-2010) In these two volumes of poetry Bruce Lader demonstrates his wonderful ability to bring to life the people, situations and emotions that are the subjects of his work. With a fine lyrical sensibility and a clean use of language he carries the reader into the heart of his perceiving, from the halls of inner city schools to the myth of Sisyphus and then to the fine sense of a lover’s touch. Find out more at http://www.brucelader.com/
George Herbert’s Pastoral:New Essays on the Poet and Priest of Bemerton, Christopher Hodgkins, Ed. (broadcast 6-28-2010) Hodgkins has gathered together fourteen leading international scholars to offer an intriguing look into the life and work of George Herbert, the 17th century poet whose work has inspired many to the present day. For those who are familiar with his work this is a wonderful broadening of their existing appreciation. For those new to the name of George Herbert this is a thorough and well-rounded introduction to an extraordinary poet. Find out more at http://www.uncg.edu/eng/george_herbert/