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Welcome to The Joe Milford Poetry Show
The Joe Milford Poetry Show archives readings and interviews from acclaimed and established poets as well as up-and-coming poets from all around the world. The Joe Milford Poetry Show prides itself on its candid and organic nature infused with a lively discussion of poetics, genre, the writing process, and myriad theories and movements of poetry. Join us once a week for 90 minute shows (usually held on Sundays or Fridays), and watch for special edition shows by announcement.
Joseph Victor Milford was born in Alabama by the banks of the Chatahoochee River; after growing up in the south, he attended The University of West Georgia where he studied with poet Donald Platt while receiving his degree in English and Philosophy. He then was accepted at The Iowa Writers' Workshop where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry and studied with such literary luminaries as Forrest Gander, C.D. Wright, Jorie Graham, Marvin Bell, Dean Young, and James Galvin. His first collection of poetry, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010. He currently resides in balmy rural Georgia where he teaches English and literature full-time at Georgia Military College.
You can now purchase Joe Milford’s first collection of poetry, Cracked Altimeter (BlazeVox 2010), on Amazon.
Joe Milford Hosts Jen Rivers, New Show Intern
by Joe Milford Show
Jen Rivers attends the University of West Georgia, where she studies English, German, and creative writing. She serves as an editor for the university’s creative magazine, Eclectic, and critical journal, LURe. She is the president of the university Creative Writing Guild and has studied abroad in Norway and Germany. Previous publications include Eclectic, Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches, Scythe Volume II, and Bowdon Intelligence. She has recently been notified as a finalist in the Agnes Scott Writer’s Festival.
by Joe Milford Show
Sat, Sep 12, 2009
Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. In 2008, his poem “What They’re Doing” was selected for Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, Albergotti currently teaches creative writing and literature courses and edits the online journal Waccamaw at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.
Joe Milford Hosts Karren Alenier!
by The Jane Crown Show
Karren LaLonde Alenier is author of five collections of poetry, including Looking for Divine Transportation (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press), winner of the 2002 Towson University Prize for Literature. Her poetry and fiction have been published in such magazines as: the Mississippi Review, Jewish Currents, and Poet Lore. Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump Early On, her jazz opera with composer William Banfield and Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes premiered at New York City’s Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia in June 2005. She writes feature articles and interviews, an arts blog called The Dressing, and a monthly column on opera for Scene4 Magazine at scene4.com. Her book on contemporary opera—The Steiny Road To Operadom: The Making Of American Operas—is now in advance limited release from Unlimited Publishing. More information at Alenier.blogspot.com.
Poets Lester Allen ,Jacob Johanson and Iris Appelquist will be giving an open reading..
by The Jane Crown Show
Sun, Mar 9, 2008
arts,open reader,feature reader,writing,poetry,publishing,talk radio Joe Milford co-hosts this show with Jane.
Joe Milford Hosts Lauren Alleyne
by Joe Milford Show
Sun, Jul 5, 2009
Lauren Kizi-Ann Alleyne is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Cornell University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A Cave Canem graduate, her work has been awarded prizes such as the 2003 Atlantic Monthly Student Poetry Prize, the Robert Chasen Graduate Poetry Prize at Cornell, an International Publication Prize from The Atlanta Review, and honorable mention in the 2003 Gival Press Tri-Language Poetry Contest. She has been published in journals such as Black Arts Quarterly, The Caribbean Writer, The Belleview Literary Review,and The Banyan Review among others, as well as in the anthologies Growing Up Girland Gathering Ground. She is co-editor of From the Heart of Brooklyn, a collection of undergraduate prose, poetry and drama, and her chapbook, Dawn In The Kaatskills, was published in April 2008 by Longshore Press.
Chenelle C. Milford, a native Californian and poet, is the manager, web-designer, consultant, all-around aficionado, and archivist of The Joe Milford Poetry Show. She now manages, edits, designs, and photographs for the literary journal, Scythe. Additionally, she is a film-maker, writer, humanist, and a wonderful wife and mother. Together, Joe and Chenelle Milford are compiling an extensive online and sonic archive that shares writing and impressive interviews of the best contemporary poets, whether established or up-and-coming. Chenelle’s poetry can be found in publications such as New Aesthetic and Menacing Hedge. She now resides in rural Georgia with her husband and three daughters.