Portland-based poet Wendy Chin-Tanner’s poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous journals including The Mays Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge, The Saint Ann’s Review, and The Raintown Review. She is a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, co-founder of A Wave Blue World (publisher of graphic novels) and an online sociology instructor at Cambridge University, UK.
In this video, Wendy Chin-Tanner reads from her debut collection of poems, Turn, a book that has just been released by Sibling Rivalry Press.
Sometimes, the poems and the poets work best on a stage or a highly produced video.
In this case, the intimate nature of a YouTube video shot through a webcam and uploaded fits the deeply personal nature of the deceptively simple poems perfectly.
The video, like the poems themselves, draws the viewer/reader inside the life of the poet.
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Author photo by Reckless Heart Productions