Author Interview: Holly Iglesias on “Angelus Novus” and “The Battle Between Carnival and Lent”

 A Q&A by Carolyn Bernier   PY: Did you see the works of art The Battle Between Carnival and Lent and Angelus Novus in person before you wrote your poems? If not, how did you come across and familiarize yourself with images of the paintings? No, I did not see either of them face

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Author Interview: Lea Graham on “Rumors at the Blackstone Canal” and the Manuscript From the Hotel Vernon

by Carolyn Bernier – PY: What is your connection to the city of Worcester, Massachusetts? I moved to Worcester from Chicago in 2000, following a former spouse who had just gotten a job there. I lived there for seven years, teaching in various colleges and universities, most notably Clark University.

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Author Interview: The Power of an Image to Sound and Resound Across Time, with Sally Flint, Ph.D.

by Melissa Gordon – PY: What drew you to Poor Yorick? Why did you think your piece “Ekphrastic Evolutions: New Paths in Poetry” would be a good response to PY’s mission? SF: I first found out about the aims of Poor Yorick when running a creative writing workshop with the

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Rediscovered Stories: Interview with Behind the Crooked Cross Filmmaker Christine Lalla

–  A Q&A by Melissa Gordon   PY: What inspired you to submit to Poor Yorick?   CL: The swastika is such a potent symbol that I wanted as many people as possible to understand its history and why some cultures continue to use the symbol. By sharing knowledge, we widen

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Rediscovered Stories: The Glass Harmonica – Delirium or Delightful? An Interview with Glass Armonica expert William Zeitler

– A Q&A by Jeannette Ronson  According to William Zeitler’s book The Glass Armonica – the Music and the Madness, rumors of the instrument’s music leading to madness snuffed out the glass harmonica fad during the early nineteenth century. Mozart and Beethoven composed music for this instrument that emits eerie

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Rediscovered Stories: Nance Van Winckel Discusses Her Inspiration and the Process of Creating Visual Poems

A Q&A by Leslie Lindenauer – PY: Your pieces published in Poor Yorick come from a series of digital photo-collage pieces taken from a current project entitled The Book of No Ledge. Can you talk about your artistic statement in this series? NVW: In my dialogue with this encyclopedia (circa

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Interview with “Markd Y (Archives & Invocations)” Author Catherine Sasanov

A Q&A by Leslie Lindenauer – For a little over two years now, Catherine Sasanov has been searching through archives in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, trying to find traces of an unnamed woman, enslaved and branded Y. In 1719, the woman had been sent by ship from Barbados to

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