Reading my poem “Garlic Press” for my radio interview with Victoria Onefrei. Link for the show will be coming as soon as I have it!
For its mechanical ferocity
Consider the garlic press:
The most aggressive kitchen tool
More violent than the tenderizer.
Peel the transparent husk
Push the shiny bulb
Down into the cup
Pressing its arched back
Over the grid of holes
Line up the plunger –
Hinged silver block
Created to crush –
Grip the handles
Pressing the bulb into the screen
Pushing past its initial resistance
Until it breaks
Garlic pulps through holes
Splattering in shafts
Splashing into the dish.
A dream came true for me yesterday! I was interviewed by Victoria Onofrei for the radio show “Victoria in Verse”.
If you know me, you know the opportunity to talk about MYSELF FOR AN HOUR was exciting. I read four poems, told a story, and talked at length about family, teaching, writing, and playing Ultimate Frisbee. Basically, I got to talk about every part of my life that I care about and invest time into.
Victoria was a wonderful interviewer! The Zoom format was so familiar and comfortable, it was honestly like talking to a good friend. She kept the interview moving by asking a variety of questions. I feel like it is going to make great listening.
The planned broadcast date is this coming Sunday, March 12th. Of course, I will share the link for those of you that are interested in listening.