Celebrate Pride Month with the Queer Poem-a-Day Podcast Series, featuring BU poets!


Happy Pride Month! We’re so excited to share Queer Poem-a-Day, a daily series from the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. With Dylan Zavagno, Queer Poem-a-Day is co-directed by the BU MFA Program’s very own Lisa Hiton (Poetry ’11)! You can listen in, and read the poems and bios of the poets here. A new poem will be released each day this month.

Lisa told us that the following BU alums and friends of the MFA program will be featured in June: Jill McDonough, Richie Hofmann, Rachel Mennies, Carl Phillips, and Dan Kraines. She says,
I hope Queer Poem-a-Day serves the patrons of the library, Deerfield, and the larger world of contemporary poetry by showing–even just for a mere month–the power of LGBTQIA+ expression in this mode–the lyric mode,” says Lisa Hiton. “How these voices can engender us all to listen to each other, to look within ourselves, and to find radiance in experiences both grand and intimate.

To learn more about the upcoming Queer Poem-a-Day series and to subscribe , visit deerfieldlibrary.org/podcast. The Library is hosting The Lyric Self: Discovering Queer Traditions in Poetry on June 30 at 7:00 p.m. You can learn more about that and other events at deerfield.libnet.info/events.

Thank you, Lisa, for the wonderful work you’re doing!

Lisa Hiton is a poet and educator from Deerfield, IL. Her first book of poems, Afterfeast, was selected by Mary Jo Bang to win the Dorset Prize at Tupelo Press (forthcoming 2021). She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and and M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. To learn more, visit lisahiton.com.

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