Category Archives: #POETRY LIVE

5 REASONS TO WATCH THIS POETRY SHOW

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.

I HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL. REALLY.

It all started in 2020 when Amy Zoellers asked me to do a poetry event with her live on Instagram. I was a little terrified, but we survived it and it turned out to be fun. So we kept at it.

After about a year of those I said I wanted to branch off and do a similar event, but stream to YouTube. Thus Poetry, Cake & Hyperbull began. The shows have been spread across three YouTube channels, mostly because I didn’t know what I was doing. FYI: I still don’t, but we’re having fun.

At some point I was talking to Maxwell I. Gold about his book launch for Oblivion in Flux and the lack of open venues. How do you do a book launch party when everything is closed due to the pandemic? I offered to do a launch show and that began a whole series of author interviews, launch panels, readings, a convention and a literary news show.

Up until now these things shows have been spread across an old channel I didn’t know I had, Space & Time’s channel and the channel I was supposed to be sharing to. Now that I have a minute, I’m downloading and consolidating all the videos on to one channel.

Coming up this Saturday will be a Lit Up interview with Alicia Hilton, an author, law professor, arbitrator, actor, and former FBI Special Agent. I’ll be doing two readings next week from recent anthologies I have work in, and the next PC&H will be Saturday, Dec. 4 at noon. We still do the poetry live on Instagram every 3rd Sunday on Amy’s hipness_&_outrage channel.

If you want to catch some of this or see what I’ve been up to, consider subscribing to the channel so you get updates whenever I post a new video. Here’s how to find it:

Magic link to my YouTube channel here.

CAKE & HYPERBULL LITERARY LUNCHBREAK 10-2-2021

Since it’s Cake & Hyperbull Poetry Lunchbreak, I’m doing a lite version of the usual post. To see my book mail, visit yesterday’s post here. For the rest, here’s all the lit news I’ve heard in the last week, plus anything that comes up during the show. You can visit my co-hostess Amy Zoellers at her Etsy shop here: etsy.com/shop/HipnessAndOutrage.

Today’s poetry challenge was to write a canzonet with the phrase “my beret is full of questions.” Here’s mine so you can read along if you like:

TEARS WONDERFUL—a haiku canzonet

My beret is full
of questions, falling like curls
like tears, wonderful
falling, silver pearls.
Give heart strings a pull—
risky tenderness.
Me, vulnerable—
no love? Life is valueless.

To be a human
born under duress
is to be a broken plan
falling short of “best.”
Unlawful, flaw-full—
to spite it all, I fall short.
Shattered, beautiful
all flesh and bloodsport.

A canzonet uses a ABABACAC DEDEAFAF rhyme scheme. You can read more about this poetry form at internetpoem.com.

LITERARY NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

This evening I’ll be joining fellow Giving the Devil His Due authors Jason Sanford and Rebecca Brewer for READ FOR PIXELS 2021: The Devil at Home – Writing about Domestic Violence in Speculative Fiction, a discussion of domestic violence in spec fiction and how we can approach these issues appropriately in our work. This goes live here at 8:30 pm EST/7:30 CST.

Win a booth for SPECFAIRe coming up on October 8! More details at SPECFAIRe.com.

CAKE AND HYPERBULL DOUBLE FEATURE TODAY

After much hyperbull (& cake!), Amy Zoellers and myself are finally ready to present the long promised poetry madness event often referred to as Cake & Hyperbull. Everything you’ve come to love about the IG Poetry Live events+ Our first guests will be Amy Langevin and Rina Inae followed by the First Saturday Poetry Reads. It’s a poetry Double Feature!

Links to share! To watch live, it will be broadcast on:

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Angela.Yuriko.Smiths/posts/5333969559953359

YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7CcXomBb2P1wBJUwAv1Dgg

Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/ayurikosmith

Or watch the recap here…

CAKE & HYPERBULL POETRY LUNCHBREAK

After much hyperbull (& cake!), Amy Zoellers and Angela Yuriko Smith are finally ready to present the long promised poetry madness event often referred to as Cake & Hyperbull. Everything you’ve come to love about the IG Poetry Live events+ Our first guests will be Amy Langevin and Rina Inae followed by the First Saturday Poetry Reads. It’s a poetry Double Feature!

Cake & Hyperbull will be streamed live and recorded to:

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/angela_yuriko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7CcXomBb2P1wBJUwAv1Dgg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelayurikosmith

#9 LIVE POETRY WITH HIPNESS_AND_OUTRAGE

Keats on a Wine Box by Amy Zoellers

Poetry has been read! Amy Zoellers gathered poems that have been submitted to her while I read the last five poems from Space and Time #140.

This week I read The Black Hole by Ronald J. Murray, Pterippus – A Riddle by Carol Edwards, Once Wicked by C. H. Lindsay, Contemplations on Flora by Megan Branning, A Walk in the Woods by Pete, Contemplations on Flora by Megan Branning and the latest exquisite corpse.

Things were as weird as ever with our six-pack of pooches doing their own impromptu poetry recital and then the whole stream glitching and ending mid sentence. The important thing is… poetry—and poets—were celebrated.

The next live poetry event will take place next Sunday at 2 pm CST on Instagram at Hipness_and_Outrage here. Hope you can join us. And now, for those of you missed it, the video from today’s poetry live event. Thank you for everyone who turned up!

You can see past poetry live events here.

FIRST OPEN MIC WON’T BE THE LAST

Go big or go home, right? When I decided an open mic would be fun, I jumped into it without considering I’ve never used StreamYard before, or even streamed. Despite this, I had a blast. We had plenty of really good poetry with a nice mix of styles and levels of experience. StreamYard was pretty easy to use and it gave us a nice, professional product despite my inexperience. Everyone on in the open mic agreed to come back again and the suggested prompt was “poop.”

So, while poems not about “poop” are welcome, they won’ be mandatory. The next open mice has already been scheduled for Friday, May 21 at 6 pm CST. Spots are limited to 8 at the moment. Now that we are doing this, I’ll build a guest list and we will make it happen. For now, you can watch the first imperfect but fabulously fun POWetry event here.

#8 LIVE POETRY WITH HIPNESS_AND_OUTRAGE

Poetry has been read! Amy Zoellers read poems that have been submitted to her while I read from Space and Time #140. We will be doing this again next Sunday at 2 pm CST on Instagram at Hipness_and_Outrage here. Hope you can join us. I’ll be reading the final five poems left in #140.

This week I read the January Exquisite Corpse: Edges of Hope, Degradable Mermaid by Karen Bovenmyer, The Bone House by Manny Blacksher,  Cosmic Commerce by Ken Poyner, haiku by Scheila Scheffler, Ode To An Ancient Priestess With A Golden Prosthetic Eye by Scott J. Couturier and the February Exquisite Corpse: Love You to Death.

If you’d like to participate in an open mic and read your own work, sign up by sending me an email via the handy contact form here. I have four open spots left. That will take place this Friday, April 16 at 6 pm CST. This will also be recorded and posted on this blog.

And now, for those of you missed it, the video from today’s poetry live event. Thank you for everyone who turned up! You can see past poetry live events here.

#7 LIVE POETRY WITH HIPNESS_AND_OUTRAGE

Poetry has been read! Amy Zoellers shared poems that had been submitted to her while I went the easy route and read from Space and Time #140. This time I read Loneliness Amidst My Wrath by Irving Gamboa, Substance by Blaise Langlois, Gravity by Geoffrey A. Landis, The Paradox of Desire by Alicia Hilton, From The Tales of Finale: The Genesis of the Animae by Roy L. Post and A Viking’s Wish… a silly one I wrote at the last minute for The Nassot‘s Viking Poetry Night. There will be video of that to share.

Amazing for us, we managed to keep the whole event to an hour and keep the focus on poetry. We will try it again next Sunday at 2 p.m. CST. Amy is taking submissions to read, and I will be continuing with Space and Time. You can see past poetry live events here.

#6 LIVE POETRY WITH HIPNESS_AND_OUTRAGE

Poetry has been read! Amy Zoellers invited me over to her channel on Instagram at Hipness_and_Outrage here. There was much poetry and many mayhems. Thanks to Amy archiving these, you can watch all the happenings here.