My poem “Elephant Heaven” to be read on WYSO (Ohio); poem in current *Paterson Literary Review*

I am once again woefully overdue in posting any news. For instance, I went to Haiku Canada in Toronto and had a wonderful time. I even took photos. I’ll have to save that post for another time. Meanwhile, some current news:

A fine poet friend,  Julie L. Moore, whom I met on the Wom-po (Women Poets) list-serve, just told me that a recording of her reading my poem “Elephant Heaven” from The Night Marsh, my book with WordTech Editions—

will air on “Conrad’s Corner” at 7:59 p.m., Sunday, July 1st, on WYSO, 91.3 FM. You can stream it live through the station’s website at

Julie lives in Ohio, which is in the Eastern Daylight time zone—as am I here in NJ. So if you are not in the Eastern time zone and want to listen to it, you’ll have to adjust the time accordingly.

Unfortunately, the station makes podcasts to be heard after the show only for local poets’ work, so if you miss the broadcast, you won’t be able to hear it later on. I’m so pleased and excited that Julie has chosen this poem to share with listeners! It’s one of my favorites, too.


Also, my poem “The Unforgiving Floor” is just out in the current issue of the Paterson Literary Review.


About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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