Show: Open Mic Poetry

Episode: Open Mic Poetry Roz Spafford no chroma key

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This is the “Open Mic Poetry” TV show based in San Francisco I am poet videographer, John Rhodes.
This was taped at the Diesel Bookstore, in Rockridge which is in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will be shooting videos regularly here for Poetry Flash located at
The poet Roz Spafford will be reading today.
Roz has been a writer, teacher and activist for the last three decades.
Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines.
Roz Spafford grew up on a cattle ranch in northwestern Arizona and is currently living with her family and writing in Canada.
She will be reading from her book Requiem.
The poems of Requiem celebrate and mourn those we have lost who are dear to us, as well as those landscapes of the world that are glorious and endangered. It speaks about individual losses as well as about collective loss—natural and unnatural disaster, the civilian and military dead from the Iraq war, the potential loss of the world as we know it. Despite these preoccupations, the book is redemptive, full of humour and light.
Carl Dennis, the judge of the 2008 Gell Poetry Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner himself, notes in his foreword to Requiem, that "as the poems acknowledge the fragility of what we love, they exhibit a countervailing creative energy that expresses itself through forceful definition, a wide range of reference, and a rhythmic line that suggests a speaker who is deeply engaged in telling.
I John Rhodes will close with a poem at the end.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 17:38

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