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Radio Free Albion

Tony Trigilio interviews poets about their recently released or forthcoming books. Always informal, each interview is a conversation—two poets talking about the work and play of the creative process, and showcasing some of the most innovative new work in contemporary poetry.

Jun 10, 2013

Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books, 2013), and the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation. Her work has been published in jubilat, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, West Branch, and many other journals and anthologies, including A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (ed. Annie Finch; University of Michigan Press, 2012). She lives with her husband and two children not far from where jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams grew up. Williams married the spiritual to the secular in her music, and is a regular muse in Yona's writing.