Student Volunteers Sought for A New Poetry Podcast: Sinister Myth Poetry

Student volunteers are currently being sought for a new poetry podcast at the Ohio State University titled Sinister Myth Poetry. The podcast is a follow up to the student-led podcast Sinister Myth, which was organized by OSU lecturer Zoe Brigley Thompson. On a fortnightly basis, the podcast will interview poets about their craft, particularly focussing on writers who tackle social issues and problems with a mind to promoting healing and offering insights into the struggles of people traditionally marginalized.

Volunteers would gain skills and experience in the recording studio, in interview technique, and production techniques like using Adobe Audible in editing audio.

Interested students should write to Zoe Brigley Thompson at by Friday October 20th 2023.

Carla Scarano D’Antonio’s Poem, ‘You can begin the journey of life anew’

What a hopeful shot in the arm this poem is! International contributor Carla Scarano D’Antonio lives in Surrey with her family. She obtained her Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and has published her creative work in various magazines and reviews. Her short collection Negotiating Caponata was published in July 2020. She worked on a PhD on Margaret Atwood’s work at the University of Reading and graduated in April 2021.

Also see this poem as an accessible Word doc: Carla Scarano D’Antonio

Rodney Wood’s Poem ‘Tourism Report’

This rip-roaring poem by Rodney Wood with its lacerating commentary feels apt this week with COP 26 taking place. International contributor, Rodney Wood, lives in Farnborough, England. He has been published in many magazines, including Magma (the Deaf Issue) and is currently co-host of a monthly open mic. He says: “After a month long bout of COVID I started reading “SOVIET TEXTS” by Dmitri Prigov (translated by Simon Schat with Ainsley Morse). His world was unsettling but also familiar and it started me thinking about the various details, events, which took place ‘in my reign, under me’.”

Also please see this accessible MS Word doc: Rodney Wood. 

Michael Lyle’s Poem ‘Pandemic Snow

What an eerily beautiful poem from Michael Lyle, the author of the poetry chapbook, The Everywhere of Light (Plan B Press, 2018). A sense of loss shimmers through these images. Michael’s poems have appeared widely, including The Carolina QuarterlyThe Hollins Critic, Mudfish and Plainsongs. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 

Also see the poem in this accessible MS Word doc: Michael Lyle.

Des Mannay’s poem ‘After Humanity’

Here is a poem of warning from an international contributor, Des Mannay.  Des dsecribes himself as a Welsh writer of colour. His first poetry collection, Sod ’em – and tomorrow, was published by Waterloo Press. He is co-editor of  The Angry Manifesto poetry journal. He has won prizes in 4 poetry competitions and shortlisted in 7 others. Having performed at numerous venues/festivals, and published in various poetry journalsm, he has work in 31 poetry anthologies. He was a judge in the Valiant Scribe poetry competition.

Also please see this poem in a MS Word accessible document: Des Mannay – after_Humanity.