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Alan Britt’s (Reisterstown, Maryland) interview with the Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem is up at (http://www.loc.gov/poetry/poetpoem.html#alan-britt) and aired on Pacifica Radio in January 2013. His interview with Minnesota Review is up at http://minnesotareview.wordpress.com/. He read poems at the renowned Maysles Cinema in Harlem/NYC, Feb. 2013, World Trade Center/Tribute WTC Visitor Center in Manhattan/NYC, April 2012, at the We Are You Project (WeAreYouProject.Org) Wilmer Jennings Gallery, East Village/NYC, April 2012, and at New Jersey City University’s Ten Year 9/11 Commemoration in Jersey City, NJ, September 2011. His poem, “September 11, 2001,” appeared in International Gallerie: Poetry in Art/Art in Poetry Issue, v13 No.2 (India): 2011. His recent book is Alone with the Terrible Universe (CypressBooks 2011). Recent anthologies include Emergency Verse: Poetry in Defence of the Welfare State, by Caparison an imprint of The Recusant, United Kingdom: 2011;The Poet’s Cookbook: 33 American Poets with German Translations, Forest Woods Media Productions/Goerthe Institute, Washington, DC: 2010; American Poets Against the War, Metropolitan Arts Press, Chicago/Athens/Dublin: 2009 and Vapor transatlántico (Transatlantic Steamer), bi-lingual anthology of Latin American and North American poets, Hofstra University Press/Fondo de Cultura Económica de Mexico/Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Peru, 2008.
Alan currently teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University and lives in Reisterstown, Maryland with his wife, daughter, two Bouviers des Flandres, one Bichon Frise and two formally feral cats. He is the Book Review Editor for Ragazine: http://ragazine.cc/
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Alan Britt and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Hanging Drywall with Gene Manning
You ripped the board down
So, we held it again with the tops
Then quietly you nailed that soft board,
You were Merlin the Magician on stilts;
Austin McCarron’s poems have appeared in various magazines such as Poetry Salzburg Review, Snakeskin, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Van Gogh’s Eare and others. He lives in London.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Austin McCarron and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Sudden Death of Wonder
Living on scraps in a city