Promopalooza – Cathleen Calbert

Promopalooza Cathleen Calbert

Cathleen Calbert

Do you have an MP3 of you reading a poem? Send it along.

Yes, of my poem “I Don’t Want to Read a Poem about Baseball,” which first appeared in Gyroscope.

Your Chapbook or Book Title, Press, Where available for sale.

The Afflicted Girls, Little Red Tree Publishing, available from Little Red Tree and Amazon.

What inspired you to write this Chapbook/Book? What else should we know about it? Or just add the Blurb.

“Cathleen Calbert has written a history of the world, but this time a woman is holding the pen and we’re getting the real scoop from the girls, who have been writing it all along. From Eve through the virgins and saints and witches and bad girls-we hear the other side of the story. Women take to the high seas, and they know everyone’s secrets. This is an angry book, a fiercely intelligent book, a book that will make you laugh and cry on the same page. Fasten your seat belts, dear reader. You’re in for a wild ride.”-Barbara Hamby

What was your journey to publication like?

Long, as they usually are! But I’m glad the book came to be and think it’s very pretty.

Any upcoming Chapbook/Book releases? Upcoming poems in magazines?

“I Don’t Want to Read a Poem about Baseball,” which first appeared in Gyroscope, will appear in a swell upcoming anthology, Sh!t Men Say to Me: A Poetry Anthology in Response to Toxic Masculinity, from Moon Tide Press.

Your Website and Social Media Links.

Any poets or books that inspired your writing?

Too many to name!

Who are you currently reading?

Angela Carter’s Wise Children.

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Promopalooza every day at Gyroscope Review for National Poetry Month. Check back tomorrow for another poet interview.

Past Interviews

April 1 – Alison Stone

April 2 – Jessica Barksdale Inclan

April 3 – Maureen Sherbondy

April 4 – William Rector

April 5 – Carolyn Martin

April 6 – Lucy Griffith

April 7 – Better Than Starbucks

April 8 – Marjorie Becker

April 9 – Karen Arnold

April 10 – Sheree La Puma

April 11 – Sherry Rind

April 12 – Gloria Heffernan

April 13 – Kristian Macaron

April 14 – Martin Willits Jr.

April 15- George Longenecker

April 16 – Tresha Faye Haefner

April 17 – L.Shapley Bassen

April 18 – Dotty LeMieux

April 19 – Sharon Fagan McDermott

April 20 – Steven Croft