Inside the Writer‘s Head Podcast: Poetry as Activism with Felicia Zamora

Listen to this season’s final episode of the “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast as CHPL’s Writer-in-Residence, Dani McClain interviews poet and professor Felicia Zamora.

Felicia is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati and associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review. Her books include, I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize from the University of Iowa Press, Quotient, Body of Render, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press, and Of Form & Gather, winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize from the University of Notre Dame Press. A CantoMundo and Ragdale Foundation fellow, she won the 2020 C.P. Cavafee Prize from Poetry International, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, and the Tomaž Šalamun Prize. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Guernica, Orion, Poetry Magazine, The Nation, and others.

Join in a wide-ranging conversation spanning from the experiences of having a career in writing to exploring poetry as activism. Dani and Felicia discuss art as a catalyst for change and share their creative writing processes.

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Interested in Felicia’s recommendations mentioned in this episode? Borrow them from CHPL using your library card, opens a new window:






Continue the conversation by watching the Poetry as Radicalization & Liberation for BIPOC & Marginalized People Conversation Series, opens a new window, created and hosted by Felicia.

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