Sonia Greenfield - Balancing Grief and Gratitude

Feb 19, 05:55 PM
How do you find the place in your poetry for your complete self - the sorrow and the joy, the eventful and the mundane, the gratitude and the grief? Is the balance found in a single poem or across multiple poems? In this interview award-winning poet Sonia Greenfield talks to us about her journey towards finding her voice, and how several teachers helped her along the way. Sonia also discusses her mission to help provide a platform for a diversity of  other voices in Rise Up Review, the political protest journal she started the day Trump was inaugurated. Finally, Sonia and our hosts make recommendations for new poets to read, including Torrin A. Greathouse, Etheridge Knight, and David Hernandez, Fatimah Asghar, Hanif Abdurraqib, and publications such as Best New Poets, Boat Journal, Muzzle, Adroit, The Rumpus, and Button Poetry.