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March 21, 2024 57 mins

On the 3/20/24 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Laurie Glover begins the episode by sharing details about her semester at sea, and the inspiration provided by the nautical environment. While sailing in the Atlantic, Glover finished revising her book, studied translations, and explored her fascination with things left behind. She then reads a poem. Kim Stanley Robinson is the next guest, and he imparts the usefulness of the ecological and philosophical perspective in writing and connecting with the community. Dr. Andy and Robinson discuss Muir, Emerson, and Thoreau. Robinson shares his observations about how these writers return poetry to the people. Susan Wolbarst is the final guest, and she reveals her submission process and the importance of poetry communities and accessibility before reading a poem about mountain lions.

Laurie Glover’s poems have appeared in journals such as Terrain, Woman's Studies, and California Quarterly, and her essays have appeared in journals such as Zyzzyva and Boom. In fall 2022, Laurie was one of 28 artists on a tall ship art and science residency in the Norwegian Arctic and in Fall 2023 she spent the fall of 2023 teaching writing and literature courses for Semester at Sea.

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He's the author of about twenty books, including the internationally bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently Red Moon, New York 2140, and The Ministry for the Future. He was part of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program in 1995 and 2016, and a featured speaker at COP-26 in Glasgow, as a guest of the UK government and the UN. His work has been translated into 28 languages, and won awards including the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. In 2016 asteroid 72432 was named “Kimrobinson.” 

Susan Wolbarst has been on a roll with publishing for the last couple of years. She won second place in the California State Poetry Society's annual contest in 2022 and tied for second place in 2023. She has been published in many print and digital literary magazines and anthologies you have ever heard of, in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. One of her most exciting achievements was to be short-listed for the Fish Poetry Prize, judged by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The winner gets to read at a literary festival in County Cork, Ireland.



The Poetry Night Reading Series is excited to feature the multi-genre author Kim Stanley Robinson at 7 PM on Thursday, March 21st, 2024, on the first floor of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street in Davis.

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