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January 4, 2024 60 mins

On the 1/3/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy was joined by three guests, the first being Brad Buchanan. He discusses his multi-genre literary catalogue, poetry readings, chess and his most recent poetry collection, Chimera. He then reads a Shakespeare related prose poem. Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas joins the podcast next to share her writing and style development process and her 2024 projects. She reads a nostalgia poem and teases her upcoming collection, A Shared and Sacred Space. The final guest is Tzynya Pinchback, who gives insight into being a literary citizen, workshopping, and her manuscript reading process in her cohort. She then reads a pastoral poem. 

Brad Buchanan’s  poetry, short fiction, and scholarly articles have appeared in more than 200 literary journals, and has published four book-length collections of poetry, most recently Chimera (Finishing Line Press, 2022). He has also published three academic books, most recently “’Indict the Author of Affection’: Affectation and Catachresis in Hamlet'' (McGill-Queens University Press, 2023). His medical memoir, Living with Graft-Versus-Host-Disease, was published by Armin Lear Press in 2021. As some of these titles indicate, his medical challenges and disability have fueled his creativity. He was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in February 2015, and underwent a stem cell transplant in 2016, which involved physical disability, a lengthy recovery and temporary vision loss. These health problems led to his early retirement from the California State University, Sacramento, where he taught British and Postcolonial Literature, as well as Creative Writing. 

Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas lives in the Sierra Foothills and recently graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing program. She is a twelve-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a seven-time Best of the Net nominee. In 2012, she won the Red Ochre Chapbook Contest with her manuscript, Before I Go to Sleep. In 2018, her book In the Making of Goodbyes was nominated for The CLMP Firecracker Award in Poetry. In 2019, her chapbook An Ode to Hope in the Midst of Pandemonium was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Awards and her latest collection Alice in Ruby Slippers, was short-listed for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize,  Her work can be found online and in print and has recently appeared in Mezzo Cammin and Verse Daily. She has served as the Editor-in-Chief for both the Orchards Poetry Journal and  the Tule Review.  According to family lore, she is a direct descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Tzynya Pinchback is a disabled mermaid, writing about the Black woman body in nature, in illness, and in joy as a deliberate act. Her poetry appears in various print and online publications and her chapbook, “How to make pink confetti” was selected for the Dancing Girl Press reading series for women poets in 2021. She is currently working on a hybrid cancer memoir and lives in an impossibly small apartment on a herring pond on the south shore of Massachusetts.

The Poetry Night Reading Series is excited to present Open Mic Night at 7 PM on Thursday, January 4th, 2024, on the first floor of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street in Davis. 

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