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 fall submission period is open now until November 8, 2017. Here's how to submit. 

 

Ashley Gong reads her poem, "Winter on the Cape."

 

Poetry Sunday: West Clark

Jan 14, 2018

West Clark reads his poem "A Synesthesiac Goes to the Symphony" 

West Clark completed his year of service with the National Student Poets Program in the fall of 2015. Now, as an alumni, he delights in meeting the new classes of poets, reconnecting with old freinds from the program, and continuing to aid in the growth of his service project (which has bloomed beautifully into a yearly program known as the Red River Valley Writing Project). West is a freshman at Oberlin College in Ohio, and he hopes to continue his studies with a focus on music, writing and history. 

Poetry Sunday: Aline Dolinh

Jan 9, 2018

Aline Dolinh reads her poem, "Transformation Sequence."

Aline is currently a second-year student at the University of Virginia, hoping to major in some combination of English, medieval studies, and art history. Aside from poetry, she also loves to write about the late medieval world, science fiction, and pop culture (though usually not all at once).

Poetry Sunday: Jenna Sammartino

Dec 31, 2017

Jenna Sammartino reads her poem, “Sounds the Woodstove Makes on a Winter Morning.”

Jenna Sammartino has been getting back to her first love: writing. She’s also a yoga teacher and park ranger who has called the Outer Cape home for the past 20 years. She tries to remember to say “thank you” every day for the vast jumble of blessings that make up her life. It’s quite a tapestry for a girl who has the mountains in her blood and the ocean in her heart.

Poetry Sunday: Leslie Paolucci

Dec 17, 2017

 

 

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: Mark Halliday

Dec 10, 2017

Mark Halliday  reads his poem "Wide Receiver."

Poetry Sunday: Charles Wright

Dec 3, 2017
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Charles Wright reads his poem, “Sitting Outside at the End of Autumn.”

Poetry Sunday: Sandra M. Gilbert

Nov 26, 2017

Sandra M. Gilbert read her poem, "After Thanksgiving."

Poetry Sunday: Lauren Wolk

Nov 19, 2017

Lauren Wolk reads her poem "On Why I Will Never Retire with You to Tampa."

Poetry Sunday: Wilfred Owen

Nov 12, 2017
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In honor of Veterans Day, Gregory Williams reads World War I poet Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est." 

Poetry Sunday: Barry Hellman

Nov 5, 2017

Barry Hellman reads his poem "The Conversation"

Poetry Sunday: Joan Burstyn

Oct 29, 2017
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Joan Burstyn reads her poem, "Summer after the Holocaust."

 

Francis Mand reads his poem, "Seven maybe eight similarities between a sailboat and a Laundromat."

Poetry Sunday: Frances Ruley Karttunen

Oct 8, 2017

Frances Ruley Karttunen reads her work, "Cherry-tree poem."

Poetry Sunday: Lucile Burt

Oct 1, 2017

 

Lucile Burt reads her poem, "Neither Created Nor Destroyed."

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