Let Go The Goat
Let Go The Goat
David J. Rothman
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David J. Rothman

Episode 12

An interview with David J. Rothman. We discuss how to engage poetry. He shares his thoughts on elegy and grief poetry.

About David J. Rothman – David J. Rothman has published six volumes of poetry, including "My Brother’s Keeper" (Lithic Press, 2019) and "The Elephant’s Chiropractor" (Conundrum Press, 1998), both of which were Finalists for the Colorado Book Award. Over the last 40 years hundreds of his poems and essays have appeared Appalachia, The Atlantic, The Formalist, The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, The Journal, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, Light, Measure, Poetry, The Threepenny Review and scores of other newspapers, magazines, and journals. In 2018 he won a Pushcart Prize for the poem “Kernels,” which originally appeared in The New Criterion. In 2013 he published "Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains & Ski Towns," based on decades of experience in the ski and ski-mountaineering world. He is co-author, with Stanley Rothman and Stephen Powers, of "Hollywood’s America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures." His most recent full-length critical book (co-edited with Jeffrey Villines) is "Belle Turnbull: On the Life and Work of an American Master," published by Pleiades Press in 2017. His most recent work is a poetry textbook, "Learning the Secrets of English Verse," co-authored with Susan Spear, which appeared from Springer in August 2022.

About Mike Rippy – Mike has worked in the art museum industry for over 20 years and the visual arts for over 30. Through LGTG, Mike will be sharing his own burgeoning journey into a deeper understanding of poetry so that others who may be curious but intimidated by the medium may feel less apprehensive.

Let Go The Goat
Let Go The Goat
Traveling through the Wilderness of Poetry