KAKTUS for April 27th - Kitty Jospe and Gary Worth Moody
followed by open mic
7 pm Mountain time
hosted by John Roche
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will be asked if you want to read at the open mic, please answer YES or NO. If you say yes, your name will be in a lottery at the end of the featured readers. We will draw names for a one poem per poet reading until 9 pm MT.
Kitty Jospe. You can ask a poet about a biography, and receive a list of somethings… but what does that say about the poetry produced? I can say that I have an MA in French Literature and am a retired French teacher, hoping that people read between the lines that I am bilingual, love languages, and have taken time to study both French as well as English poetry, and especially love to teach. Since completing my MFA in creative writing, I have turned my teaching to weekly poetry discussion groups that meet currently by zoom. I pick a variety of poems which we read them out loud and I guide the discussion respecting what each of the 20 or so people present find as trigger in the poem. We all exit, richer for having experienced a poem through different lenses. My poems appear in numerous publications and anthologies and in 6 books, the latest, Sum:1 just published in March 2021 by FootHills Publishing, NY.
Gary Worth Moody is the author of three volumes of poetry, including: THE BURNINGS, (3:A Taos Press, 2019), a winner of the 2020 New Mexico / Arizona Book Award in Poetry; OCCOQUAN (Red Mountain Press, 2015) shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award in poetry; and HAZARDS OF GRACE (Red Mountain Press, 2012). His poems have appeared in myriad journals on both sides of the Atlantic, and in the anthologies, CABIN FEVER: POETS AT JOAQUIN MILLER'S CABIN, 1984-2001 (Word Works Press, 2002) and WEAVING THE TERRAIN (Dos Gatos Press, 2017). Gary was raised on farms and ranches in Texas and New Mexico and has worked as a forest fire fighter, a farrier, a cowboy, and building a town for coal miners in Siberia’s Kuzbass Region. He is currently working on a COVID update to his 4th manuscript, THIS FERAL LIGHT, and keystrokes toward a novel, WHY THE COMETS HAVE COME TO SHUN THE EARTH. A falconer, Gary lives in Santa Fe with the artist and writer, Oriana Rodman (whose artwork graces the cover and interior of THE BURNINGS); Handsome the cinnamon Dachshund; Beauty, a Grulla Dog of indeterminate genetics; and a passage Red-tail hawk, Niña del Fuego.