Annie Lighthart and Kasey Jueds
Late Night Conversation, hosted by Candace Opper.
This week we we’re featuring a special episode that spotlights a new reading series at Glyph Café and Arts Space in Portland. Glyph’s mission is to provide a crossroads where Portland’s diverse visual and literary arts communities can gather to share ideas and projects. Their poetry and art pairings strive to encourage cross-disciplinary pollination—creative dialogue that inspire innovative thinking and projects.
This episode features live readings by poets Annie Lighthart and Kasey Jueds, accompanied by unforgettable introductions by Carolyn Martin of VoiceCatcher.
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About the poets:
Annie Lighthart is a writer and teacher whose poetry collection Iron String was published by Airlie Press in 2013. She has taught at Boston College, as a poet in the schools, and with community groups of all ages. Her poetry has been published in Hunger Mountain, Cimarron Review, The Greensboro Review, and other journals. She lives in a small green corner of Portland, Oregon.
Kasey Jueds’s first book of poems, Keeper, won the 2012 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Manhattan Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM; it has also been featured on Public Radio International’s “The Writer’s Almanac” and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jueds has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. A native of Coral Gables, Florida, she lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.