On the 1/18/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:
Dr. Andy’s first guest is poet Brad Buchanan. Buchanan discusses his new book Chimera and the medical significance of its name, describes the role of memorization in developing a poetry performance, and shares a poem about genetic chimerism. Next, we’re joined by Founder & Director of the Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science Katharine Burnett, along with professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague and graduate student Hunter Kiley, to hear about the initiative and its upcoming 8th Annual Colloquium. Later, poet Frank Dixon Graham joins the show, discussing his work with the Sacramento Poetry Alliance and sharing a poem which observes an unusual career shift. Later still, California Aggie staff writer Rebeka Zeljko tells us a bit about her journalistic exploration of invasive technology.
Brad Buchanan’s writings have appeared in more than 200 journals, and he has published four book-length collections of poetry: The Miracle Shirker; Swimming the Mirror: Poems for My Daughter; The Scars, Aligned: A Cancer Narrative; and Chimera. His medical memoir, Living with Graft-Versus-Host Disease: How I Stopped Fighting Cancer and Started Healing, was published in 2021 by Armin Lear Press.
Frank Dixon Graham’s work appears in over fifty national literary journals, including Evansville Review, Nassau Review, This Land, Hawaii Pacific Review, and the Harvard University Scriptorium. His chapbooks include The Infinite In Between (Broken Arrow Press, 2013) and Out On the Reach (Broken Arrow Press, 2009). Graham recently was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and received honorable mentions for the Muriel Craft Bailey Prize and the Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize.
The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science promotes evidence-based knowledge about tea, the most consumed prepared beverage in the world. The 8th Annual GTI Colloquium: Tea and Value will take place Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm at the UC Davis Conference Center.
Brad Buchanan will read with Frank Dixon Graham at the Poetry Night Reading Series at 7 PM on Thursday, January 19th, 2023.
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