On this episode, we are featuring poet and educator Rebecca Schumejda who was one of the spoken word artists who took the stage Live at The Linda for the “Year in Review” event on December 17th, 2021.
Rebecca Schumejda is the author of several full-length books including Cadillac Men (NYQ Books), Waiting at the Dead End Diner (Bottom Dog Press), Our One-Way Street (NYQ Books) Something Like Forgiveness (Stubborn Mule Press), and many chapbooks. She is also the editor of the online literary zine Trailer Park Quarterly.
Dan Wilcox notes on his blog about Rebecca’s reading:
Next up was one of my favorite poets who also happens to be local, Rebecca Schumejda, who read only one, long piece, “Advance Directions,” from a book in-progress, but what a moving, intense experience, looking back into the almost-gone past year. Mixing pandemic rules with images of cancer treatments of her dying mother & husband, with tough images of suffering & death, it was an incredibly brave & tender poem of grief.
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Our theme music is “Sorry” by Comfort Fit.