Rattlecast #98 features Wyn Cooper, whose poem "Smoke" appears in the summer issue of Rattle. As always, the first half-hour will is Poets Respond Live.
Wyn Cooper has published five books of poetry, most recently Mars Poetica. His poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, AGNI, The Southern Review, Five Points, Slate, and more than 100 other magazines. In 1993, "Fun," a poem from his first book, was turned into Sheryl Crow's Grammy-winning song "All I Wanna Do." Cooper has taught at the University of Utah, Bennington College, Marlboro College, and at The Frost Place. He is a former editor of Quarterly West, and the recipient of a fellowship from the Ucross Foundation. For two years he worked at the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, a think tank run by the Poetry Foundation. He lives in Boston and works as a freelance editor.
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As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. For details on how to participate, either via Skype or by phone, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/
This Week's Prompt:
Macro photography is the close-up, highly-detailed photography of small objects or organisms—common subjects include an insect wing or a blade of grass. Write a “macro poem.”
Next Week’s Prompt:
Write a poem based on a folk tale or fairy tale.
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