Shanna Compton


I'm on the radio

When I was in Bloomington-Normal, IL in November, I stopped by their local NPR affiliate WGLT to record some more poems for their show Poetry Radio.

Yesterday my poem "Panoramic View" from Brink was the poem of the week.

Panoramic View (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/20/2014 03:37 PM
Run Time: 2:22
written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Harpeth Rising (Eris from Tales From Jackson Bridge)

Here's another poem from the same session:

Back in Seaside (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/06/2014 01:30 AM
Run Time: 2:36
written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Patrick Williams, played by Quartet San Francisco (The Bay is Deep Blue from Pacific Premieres)

I don't know how many more they will run, but I think I did ten this time.

There are a few older poems from the first time I recorded for the show (in 2006) in the archives too. (They recently played "Fusion Lingo" again, from Down Spooky.)


Next month: CUNY Chapbook Festival & the Buffalo Small Press Bookfair!

APRIL 1–3: NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival

I'll be at the Bloof Books table during the book fair on April 3, and also participating on this panel:

Nuts, Bolts, & Beyond: How to Get Your Work into Print 1:30 PM, The Graduate Center, CUNY (C-Level), 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY (map
Four independent publishers discuss both traditional and innovative forms of chapbook publishing, including digital and PDF formats, alternative and mixed media, and expanding the idea of the chapbook to include fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre work. Publishers will also offer advice on how to prepare and submit your work for print, resources for publication, and how to do it yourself. Featuring MC HylandShanna ComptonAdam Robinsonand Bianca Stone with Melissa Faliveno as moderator.

The panel has an event page on Facebook. The full festival schedule is here.

APRIL 5–6: Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

I'm excited to be going back for this great book fair in Buffalo too, which I really enjoyed last year. You'll find me at the Bloof Books table Saturday and Sunday, of course, but also participating in this reading on Saturday night.

This reading has an event page at Facebook.

Read more about the BSPBF (and find a full schedule of events) here. The book fair is Saturday and Sunday, but there are other events on Thursday and Friday. This book fair is much less intense (in a good way) than something like AWP, and also includes a few short book arts workshops. I picked up a few hand-printed tee shirts, letterpress stationery, and other DIY goodies last year, in addition to the books and chapbooks I bought and swapped for. The BSPBF is free to attend, so I highly recommend making the trip if you can!

We'll have new books, chapbooks, and broadsides for both of these too. Can't wait.

More Upcoming Readings & Events

Jubilant Thicket Reading Series

60 Morning Talks w/ Andy Fitch
Reading & Live Interview
The Kitchen, New York NY
Details to come.

SUNDAY MAY 18, 3:00 PM
In Your Ear Reading Series
Details to come.