In this installment, Charles Flowers reads “It is a beauteous evening, calm and free” by William Wordsworth. Flowersgraduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University and received his M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Oregon. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, Indiana Review, and Puerto del Sol. Flowers is also the founding editor of BLOOM, a journal for lesbian and gay writing that Edmund White has called "the most exciting new queer literary publication to emerge in years." Currently, he is Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation, the country's leading literary organization for LGBTQ writers and readers.
In this installment, David Roderick reads “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Roderick's first book, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize and was published jointly by The American Poetry Review and Copper Canyon Press in 2006. He is currently the Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In this installment, Stuart Greenhouse reads “Mont Blanc” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Greenhouse's poems have appeared in journals such as Antioch Review, Bellingham Review, Chelsea, Fence, Paris Review, and Ploughshares. His chapbook, What Remains, was chosen for a National Chapbook Fellowship and was published by the Poetry Society of America in 2005.
In this installment, Paula Bohincereads “The Lamb” by William Blake. Bohince’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Agni, Antioch Review, Field, Green Mountains Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Daily and Best New Poets 2005. She has received the Grolier Poetry Prize, residencies from the MacDowell Colony, and artist's grants from the Puffin Foundation and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.