Poets in Parks: Gettysburg


National Parks Arts Foundation Poets-in-Residence Program

BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: This episode features poets Xochitl Julisa Bermejo and Steve Bellin-Oka who were both Poets-in-Residence at Gettysburg National Military Park. Listen to or download the podcast on BlogTalkRadio.com, Spreaker.com, YouTube.com, Soundcloud.com.

Created by the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) through a unique partnership between the Poetry Foundation, National Park Service and Gettysburg Foundation, this Poets in Parks residency was designed and curated to raise the profile of poetry as a vibrant and modern way to do public art. More: www.NationalParksArtsFoundation.org

Steve Bellin-Oka earned his MFA. from the University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He is the author of a chapbook, “Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station.” His first book of poems, “Instructions for Seeing a Ghost,” won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize and was published in 2020 by the University of North Texas Press. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up surrounded by Civil War battlefields. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is a Tulsa Artists Fellow. More: http://www.steve-bellin-oka.com/

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the author of the poetry collection “Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge “(2016). She has published her work in The American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, CALYX Journal, and The Acentos Review, among other publications. She earned a BA in theatre arts from California State University Long Beach and an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She lives in Los Angeles. More: https://xochitljulisa.wordpress.com/

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