Poetry Sunday

Each Sunday morning WCAI features a different local poet.

The Cape and Islands region has long provided inspiration to artists. Now WCAI is giving poetry a place in its weekly line-up. Every Sunday morning during Weekend Edition the work of a different local poet will be featured. Join us at 8:34 for Poetry Sunday.

Our spring submission period closed on May 31. If you submitted a poem, you will hear from us before end of July. Thanks for your patience. Information about the poetry panel is here.

Poetry Sunday: Judith Partelow

Sep 18, 2016

Judith Partelow reads her poem, "Tribute to My Mother."

Poetry Sunday: Leslie Paolucci

Sep 11, 2016

 

Leslie Paolucci reads her poem, "Penance." 

 

 

Leslie Paolucci lives with her husband and daughter in Falmouth, MA.  Her poems have appeared most recently in Kindred, Brain,Child Magazine, and Lumina.  She has an MFA from Goddard College and has enjoyed many summer workshops at the Green Mountain Writer's conference in Vermont. 

Poetry Sunday: Eric Edwards

Sep 4, 2016

Eric Edwards reads his poem "Container Ship."

Poetry Sunday: Paula Erickson

Aug 28, 2016
Jim Rohrer

 

Paula Erickson reads her poem "The Scale of Wind." 

 

 

 

 

Wellfleet's Paula Erickson is a two-time regional finalist in the WOMR Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest.  Someday she may learn to sail, but for now she simply admires the wind.

Poetry Sunday: BettyAnn Lauria

Aug 21, 2016
Tom Lauria

BettyAnn Lauria reads her poem, "Daily Observance."

BettyAnn Lauria is a writer, singer, educator and energy worker. She has lived on the Cape with her husband Tom for 22 years. Her work appeared in CapeWoman Magazine, World of Water, World of Sand and Prime Time Magazine. She is a proud charter member of the Bass River Revisionists.

Poetry Sunday: Rebecca Okrent

Aug 14, 2016
Georgia Fanelli

Rebecca Okrent reads her poem, "Consider the Horseshoe Crab."  

Rebecca Okrent lives with her husband Daniel Okrent on Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet where the salt marsh served as inspiration for many of the poems in her recent book, Boys of My Youth, published by Four Way Books.

Poetry Sunday: Robin Smith-Johnson

Aug 7, 2016
Merrily Cassidy

Robin Smith-Johnson reads her poem, "On Considering Eye Surgery."

Robin Smith-Johnson works as the newsroom librarian at the Cape Cod Times, as well as teaches in the Language and Literature Department at Cape Cod Community College. Her book of poetry, Dream of the Antique Dealer’s Daughter was published in Dec. 2013 from Word Poetry and a chapbook of poems, Gale Warnings came out from Finishing Line Press in Feb. 2016. Robin is also the co-founder of the local poetry group, Steeple Street Poets. She lives in Mashpee with her family.

Poetry Sunday: Francis Lunney

Jul 31, 2016
Christophe Perez

Francis Lunney reads his poem, "Resurrecting a Songbird."

I began writing poetry while a graduate student in English at the University of New Hampshire. I've previously published poems in Outside Bozeman magazine, Appalachia, and Salamander. Recently, I have ventured into writing about my interest in fly fishing and have articles forthcoming in Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. I live in Salem, MA and work in a nearby town as a elementary school reading specialist.

Poetry Sunday: Sarah Dickenson Snyder

Jul 24, 2016

Sarah Dickenson Snyder reads her poem, "Ecosystems."

Poetry Sunday: Larsen Joan Wake

Jul 17, 2016

Larsen Joan Wake reads her poem, "I Have a Horse."


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