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Welcome to conversation and poetry with ryki zuckerman. ryki zuckerman is a poet, editor, teacher, and artist who is the author of the full-length volume, Looking for Bora Bora (Saddle Road Press, 2013), and also the chapbook, body of the work (Textile Bridge Press). Her poems have appeared in Black Mountain College II Review, Slipstream, Steel Bellow, Swift Kick, Lips, Escarpments, Paunch, and Pure Light, as well as the Buffalo News and Artvoice. She has been published online at poetrysuperhighway and Moondance, and anthologized in A Celebration of Western New York Poets, in Brigid's Fire, and in the Mo' Joe anthology from Beatlick Press (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Her poems have appeared as Broadsides for Serendipity Arts and the Tea Leaves Collection. ryki has been a featured reader at many venues in the Buffalo area, and is the host of the Wordflight poetry reading series. She also curates and hosts the Gray Hair Reading Series. The late Robert Creeley said of her work: "ryki zuckerman practices the lively art of upfront truth-telling with a valid poetic license."
See other-wordly.tumbler.com for definitions of the words "hiraeth" and "aleatory," referred to in the podcast. Here is the painting of Joan of Arc discussed in the podcast.