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Mentoring Poets: Susana H. Case & Mervyn Taylor

Season 4, Ep. 105

This was a fun +hour talking with two brilliant poets who mentor each other's new work. MERVYN TAYLOR born and lives in Trinidad, and now retired there, Mervyn graduated from Howard and Columbia Universities. He taught at Bronx Community College, The Young Adult Learning Academy,  He has published six books of poetry and won the Paterson Poetry Prize for sustained literary achievement.  His poetry focuses on the particular and the personal, but there's always somehow the consciousness of the world.

Mervyn suggested that we invite SUSANA H. CASE to the BCR conversation because he found that there was an affinity in their work. Susana has written seven books of poetry and two of her chapbooks have won poetry prizes. Her work appears in many magazines and anthologies. Dr. Case is a professor and Program Coordinator at the NY Institute of Technology.

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Bergmann & Mullin: 2 Poets :: 1 Sculptor / 1 Painter

Season 4, Ep. 127
PWIIGF podcast brings together two poets who have something in common read and talk about their work. For this episode we consider how word, image and mass interact within the creative artist.Rick Mullin’s poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies, includingThe Dark Horse, American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion,andRabbit Ears: TV Poems.His collection “Lullaby and Wheel,” was published in 2019 by Kelsay Books. When he was in his mid-30s Rick visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and encountered paintings by Matisse, Braque and other Fauve artists that changed his life and he began to paint.Later, he became fascinated with the painter Chaim Soutine and wrote a biography of Soutine in poetry form.Thank you, Rick for joining us.Sculptor Meredith Bergmann creates public monuments exploring issues of history, social justice, race, human rights, disabilities, and the power of poetry and music.Bergmann’s work is well known in New York City for the FDR Hope Memorial on Roosevelt Island unveiled in 2019 – the September 11th Memorial in Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2012 – and most recently the “Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument” in Central Park. Meredith Bergmann is also an accomplished poet and poetry critic -- her writing has appeared in Contemporary Poetry, Hudson Review and The New Criterion and she was poetry editor of The American Arts Quarterly from 2006 - 2017 CONTACT; barcrawlradio@gmail.com