On the 12/28/22 edition of Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour:
Dr. Andy’s first guest is Pushcart-nominated fiction writer and poet (and UC Davis alum) Teresa Pham-Carsillo, who shares musings on accountability buddies, her day job as a marketing ghostwriter, and her current inspirations, then reads a pandemic poem (published in Poetry) reflecting on our unsettling “march towards stillness.” Poet John Dorsey joins Dr. Andy next to talk sourcing inspiration, geographical poetry, and the process behind his new book Maple Leaf Zen. He then shares a poem. Later, United States Chess Federation Master John Langreck lets us in on the internet democratization of chess and the young talent he guides as a chess coach. Finally, Cristina Deptula stops by to inform Davis residents about Metamorphosis, a New Year's Eve variety show.
Teresa Pham-Carsillo is a Vietnamese American writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, she became an office-bound marketer, stealing time in the early and late hours of the day to write poems and short stories. Her poetry has been featured in Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, The Minnesota Review, Smartish Pace, The Penn Review, and Wild River Review. She was a finalist for the 2022 One Story Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship, made the longlist for the 2021 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets, and was nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize by Salt Hill Journal.
John Dorsey is the author of more than 50 collections of poetry, including Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016), Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Poetry, 2017), Your Daughter's Country (Blue Horse Press, 2019), Which Way to the River: Selected Poems 2016-2020 (OAC Books, 2020), Afterlife Karaoke (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2021) and Sundown at the Redneck Carnival, (Spartan Press, 2022). In 2022, he released Maple Leaf Zen (Crisis Chronicles Press) and From Jersey to Belle (Kindle Direct Publishing).
Dorsey’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize. He was the winner of the 2019 Terri Award given out at the Poetry Rendezvous.
John Langreck is a CPA practicing in Sacramento and a United States Chess Federation (USCF) Master. He was a member of the Armed Forces championship chess team and 5 U.S. amateur championship teams. He has coached numerous students from beginners to experts.
Metamorphosis is a New Year's Eve art, music, comedy, spoken word, and open mic show that will start at 2 P.M. on Saturday, December 31st in the fellowship hall of Davis Lutheran Church, 317 East Eighth Street, and ring in the new year at 4 P.M. (midnight GMT). All are welcome at this non-religious event. Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metamorphosis-intergenerational-music-art-lit-and-dialogue-tickets-440548371037.
Allegra Silberstein will read with Jean Biegun at the Poetry Night Reading Series in Davis on January 5th, 2023.
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