This episode of The Talking Earth on KBOO, hosted by dan raphael, features local poets Nashtashia Minto, Trevino Brings Plenty and Ulric Cowley. Dan will also read poems by Alice Notley and Rita Dove.
Nastashia Minto is the author of Naked: The Rhythm and Groove of It. The Depth and Length to It. An African-American woman born in South Georgia, Nastashia grew up in poverty, around drugs, alcohol, and family violence. her writing offers her a way to not only help herself, but others as well. A 2021 recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award, she has appeared in or on Nailed, Portland Metrozine, SUSAN The Journal, feminist book club, Beyond Well with Shelia Hamilton, and many other publications, appearances, and readings.
Trevino Brings Plenty is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, Trevino is a filmmaker, musician, and poet. His work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Red Ink Magazine, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Poetry, New Poets of Native Nations and elsewhere Brings Plenty’s books are Wakpá Wanáǧi Ghost River and Real Indian Junk Jewelry.
Ulric Cowley studied philosophy at university of Alabama Birmingham. He tends bar at Slim’s in St Johns and appears regularly at the Wildwood Tavern open mike.