Poetry, Cake and Hyperbull “is on the way” with my vivacious co-hostess Amy Zoellers and this will be the six-month anniversary of doing this show. We’ve been getting together once a month doing poetry on Instagram for much longer… almost two years! Thank you to everyone who has humored us with our meandering, off-beat conversations about mostly poetry.

And here’s 5 reasons you don’t want to miss this one:

  1. I’m giving away a signed copy of Tortured Willows. To win, enter the words “Poetry is on the way” in the chat ON YOUTUBE. The comment must be left on the YouTube chat for the contest bot to pick it up. Just go here to enter while we are live: https://tinyurl.com/ye26j7cj
  2. I’ll be reading my poem from the recently published Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas and showing off this gorgeous book.
  3. I’ll be announcing the Pushcart Prize nominations from Space & Time magazine and Yuriko Publishing. One nomination is our own Pete Kelly!
  4. I’ll be showing off my shisa project and taking suggestions on how to find homes for all of them. Don’t worry, they feed off kind deeds.
  5. As I write this, I haven’t written my poem yet and I can’t remember what form we chose… so there is the potential for high drama. Can Angela pull a poem out of thin air? Stay tuned and find out…

All this and more can be yours today at noon CST.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at angelaysmith.com.

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