As a board member of Poetry Atlanta (www.poetryatlanta.com) and the Georgia Writers Association (www.georgiawriters.org) here in Atlanta, one of my missions is to promote other poets. I love reading and listening to other poets, so it's always a pleasure to pass on the names of poets you may not have heard of -- or read -- but should. Not surprisingly, these progressive poets all have blogs. If you don't have one...what are you waiting for?
Peter Pereira (left) is a family physician in Seattle, and was a founding editor of Floating Bridge Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and elsewhere. His books include The Lost Twin (Grey Spider 2000), and Saying the World (Copper Canyon 2003). What's Written on the Body is new from Copper Canyon in Spring 2007. Visit his blog at www.thevirtualworld.blogspot.com.
Cherryl Floyd-Miller is the author of Utterance: A Museology of Kin, Chops and the forthcoming Exqusite Heats from Salt Publishing in the UK. This award-winning poet and playwright is also a fiber artist. Her work has appeared in many publications, most recently having her name appear on the over of Poetry. Visit her blog at www.cherrylfloyd-miller.blogspot.com.
Kate Evans (right) is a professor at San Jose State University, a brilliant poet and a novelist. Her poetry collection, Like All We Love, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and her novel, For the May Queen, is forthcoming from Merge Press. www.beingandwriting.blogspot.com.
Barbara Jane Reyes won the James Laughlin Award from The Academy of American Poets for her second collection, Poeta en San Francisco. Clocking in at 108 pages, this book is without a doubt one of the edgiest and most unflinching one-poem volumes of verse and prose I’ve read in years. https://poetaensanfrancisco.blog-city.com/
C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time, serves as poetry editor of the New England Review, and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program . His books of poetry are The Day Underneath the Day (Northwestern 2001) and The Second Person (Four Way Books, Spring 2007). www.avoidmuse.blogspot.com.