Season Two of Assiduous Dust

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Season 2 Episode List

#1: Michael Rothenberg + Kim Dower

January 20, 2021

MICHAEL ROTHENBERG is co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change and co-founder of Poets In Need, a non-profit 501(c)3, assisting poets in crisis. Recent books of poetry include Drawing The Shade (Dos Madres Press, 2016), The Pillars (Contagion Press 2020), and I Murdered Elvis Alien Buddha Press (2020). A bi-lingual edition of Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story was published by Varasek Ediciones, Madrid, Spain, 2017. In 2020, an Arabic edition of Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story, was published in Cairo, Egypt by Arwiqa Publishers. Rothenberg lives in Tallahassee, Florida where he is Florida State University Libraries Poet in Residence.

KIM DOWER, City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood from October 2016 – October 2018, and originally from New York City, has published four collections of poetry: Air Kissing on Mars, her first -- “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache,” Los Angeles Times -- was chosen as one of the few poetry books to be honored by the state of California and is on display at the Governor’s Mansion, Slice of Moon, “unexpected and sublime,” O magazine, Last Train to the Missing Planet, “poems that speak about the grey space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and loss, fragility and perseverance,” Richard Blanco, and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave which won the Gold Ippy Award for best poetry book from an indy press in 2019. Her poems are included in several anthologies, notably, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, (Beyond Baroque Books/Pacific Coast Poetry Series.) She teaches workshops for Antioch University, UCLA Writer’s Extension, and the West Hollywood Library. 

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