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.

Want to submit a poem? Our submission period is open now until March 1, 2018. Here's how to submit. 

 

Poetry Sunday: Taylor Butts

Jul 3, 2016

Taylor Butts reads his poem, "Muy Caliente."

Taylor Butts is an English teacher and spoken word poet from Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He has competed in poetry slams across the state, and has been a featured performer throughout New England. Taylor is the author of a chapbook called Shadow Play , and works in his community to promote the engagement of poetry through personal experience. The poem he will be performing today is called “Muy Caliente”, and was written for a New Bedford taqueria called No Problemo and their amazing burritos.

Poetry Sunday: Anca Vlasopolos

Jun 26, 2016

Anca Vlasopolos reads her poem, "November in Eastern Standard Time."

Dennis Minsky reads his poem, "Summer."

Dennis Minsky has been a field biologist and a teacher all his life.  He's lived in Provincetown since 1968, where he's been chair of the Conservation Commission and Open Space committees and has worked on the Dolphin Fleet whale watch and Art's Dune Tours.  He's been writing - everything from poetry to essays to fiction - for many years.

Joanna Holleck reads her poem, "Opa."

Poetry Sunday: Diane Woods Ashley

Jun 5, 2016

Diane Woods Ashley reads her poem, "Giving In."

Poetry Sunday: Kathy Shorr

May 29, 2016

Kathy Shorr reads her poem, "Season's End."

    

Poetry Sunday: Alan Feldman

May 22, 2016
Bill Zavatsky

Alan Feldman reads his poem, "Pathetic, Those Chickadees."

Poetry Sunday: Margaret Phillips

May 15, 2016
Heidi Stahl

Poet Margaret Phillips reads her poem, "Identifying the Horned Lark."

Poetry Sunday: Donna O'Connell-Gilmore

May 8, 2016

Donna O'Connell-Gilmore reads her poem, "Giant Steps."


 

Poetry Sunday: Chuck Madansky

May 1, 2016
Wilderness Sarchild


  Chuck Madansky reads his poem, "Edge."

 

Poetry Sunday: Leo Thibault

Apr 24, 2016
Debra Johnson

Leo Thibault reads his poem, "Childhood Blues."

Poetry Sunday: Angela Howes

Apr 17, 2016
Niki Howes

  Angela Howes reads her poem, "Let It Snow."

Poetry Sunday: Sheila Sinead McGuinness

Apr 10, 2016

Sheila Sinead McGuinness reads her poem, "Interior with Prunus."

    

Sheila Sinead McGuinness is director of The Residences at Seashore Point. Her work appears in various journals. She has taught poetry writing at the University of Montana, Cape Cod Community College, and Cape Cod Writers Center. David Dunlap shot this photo in the painter Robert Motherwell's studio, Sea Barn, hours before it was gutted.

 

Poetry Sunday: Susan Puciul

Apr 3, 2016

Susan Puciul reads her poem,"Trees at Dawn."

Poetry Sunday: Laurie Robertson-Lorant

Mar 27, 2016
Youghal, Ireland

Laurie Robertson-Lorant reads her poem, "These Days."

Laurie Robertson-Lorant is the author of Melville:  A Biography (1996) and The Man Who Lived Among the Cannibals:  Poems in the Voice of Herman Melville (Spinner, 2005).  Her poems have appeared in Everett Hoagland’s anthology Ocean Voices, Ruth Jacobs’ We Speak for Peace, and various poetry magazines, including The American Voice, Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, North American Review, Radcliffe Quarterly, Rockhurst Review, South Coast Poetry Journal and the Worcester Review.

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