ERB Podcast host Jen Pollock Michel sat down with two first-time guests (and poets), Heather Lanier and Katie Manning to have our first-ever podcast conversation focused entirely on poetry! They discuss whether the distinction between “poet” and “writer” is legitimate, their own writing processes, and even read a few selections of their recent publications.
Heather Lanier is a poet, essayist, teacher, speaker, and thrift-store shopper. An assistant professor of creative writing at Rowan University, she is the author of the memoir, Raising a Rare Girl (Penguin Press, July 2020), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her full-length poetry collection, Psalms of Unknowing, is newly released from Monkfish Publishing. Learn more about Heather here: https://heatherlanierwriter.com/
Katie Manning is author of Hereverent (Agape Editions), Tasty Other (winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award), and six chapbook collections. Her work has been featured on the Poetry Unbound podcast from The On Being Project. Learn more about Katie here: https://www.katiemanningpoet.com/
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
- Raising a Rare Girl by Heather Lanier
- Psalms of Unknowing (forthcoming) by Heather Lanier
- Hereverent by Katie Manning
- A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
- The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service
- Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous
If you’d like to order any of the above books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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