Posted by: Joelle Jameson | July 12, 2010

Coming Attractions

En route from Boston to Virginia

No new show this week, since I am visiting my family in Virginia. I have, however, conducted an interview with two fantastic poets and community organizers, Ann Falcone Shalaski and Mike Correa, which will air next Monday at 11AM EST. Last week’s show is now archived on for your listening pleasure.

While you wait patiently for next week’s show, here is a sneak preview featuring some of Ann’s favorite quotes for inspiring writing:

“We can leave the house of our childhood, and the people who live in it, but we never leave home: it’s always within us, and we remember it.”

“Poetry puts into words the things in life that often leave us speechless.”

“Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.” —May Sarton

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s not that poets have answers for suffering and sadness; poets have insight into the human heart.” —Gwendolyn Brooks



  1. I was pleased to learn that Ann Shalaski can be heard on your show next week. The first time I heard her read I knew she was something special. I am not a poet but I think sometimes that those of us who are but readers and listeners enjoy the great ones even more—since we are not parsing the work, but reveling in it. Not more than five feet tall, I have seen this elegant tiny lady bring jam-packed coffee houses, libraries, and auditoriums to their feet in ovation as well as doubled over with laughter time after time. Thank you for help spread the word about this major talent hiding in Hampton Roads.

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