Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Episode 33: Margo Taft Stever

Margo Taft Stever is a prolific poet who has worked with many great poets through the years and through her work founding the Hudson Valley Writers Center and Slapering Hol Press.  Listen to us discuss her two books of poetry that was released this year, her work process and philosophies!


Cracked Piano Book Cover by Margo Taft Stevens
You can purchase a copy here:  CavanKerry Press

Ghost Moose Book Cover by Margo Taft Stevens
You can order your copy here: Kattywompus Press.  


I write to you from the end
of the time zone. You must realize
that nothing survived after

the horses were slaughtered.
We sleep below the hollow
burned-out stars.

We look into dust bowls
searching for horses.
When you walk in the country,

you will be shocked to meet
substantial masses on the road.
We do not know whom to blame

or where the horses were driven,
who slaughtered them, or for what
purpose. Had the horses slept

under the linden trees? The generals
and engineers pucker
and snore on the veranda.

First published in chapbook, Ghost Moose, Margo Taft Stever, Kattywompus Press, 2019. Forthcoming in Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis.

Photo of the Hudson Valley Writers Center YouTube Video

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