Kashiana Singh is a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. Kashiana’s TEDx talk was dedicated to Work as Worship. Her poetry collection, Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words presents her voice as a participant and an observer. Kashiana’s latest full-length collection, Woman by the Door, is a knitted collage of poems rooted in lived experiences and saturated with the poet’s varied sensibilities and influences. Her poems have been published on various platforms including Poets Reading the News, Visual Verse, Oddball Magazine, Rattle #73, and elsewhere. Kashiana lives in Chicago and carries her various geographical homes within her poetry.
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This Week's Prompt:
Write a descort poem. A descort is defined by its lack of predictability; no line in the poem should resemble any other line in terms of length and meter, and no lines should rhyme. In other words, each line should be unique.
Next Week’s Prompt:
Write a poem about one of the seven wonders of the world: Great Pyramid of Giza, Colossus of Rhodes, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis. (This is the classic list; feel free to use an updated list that includes different wonders.)
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1:10 Tatiana Dolgushina, “When War Makes a Child”
11:10 Featured Guest: Kashiana Singh
1:12:02 Kim Stafford, "Five Poems for Ukraine"
1:24:38 Open Lines 1
1:34:45 Brian Beatty, "Winter Can Go Away"
1:37:35 Open Lines 2
1:55:35 Tim's & Megan's Prompt Poems
1:59:43 Open Lines 3
2:25:10 Sciku, Next Week's Prompt & Guest