Who Do You Love?

A talk show, filmed live, on the life, work and importance of the month's LOVED poet, with a host and two guests.

Rainer Marie Rilke, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets who invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude and profound anxiety.

"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love"

"Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write"

"Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always"



The new 2015/2016 Who Do You Love? Calendar is now available. This 16 month calendar features brief biographical information, as well as memorable quotes from each month's LOVED poet.


Chapbook Contest Reading

Moonstone Presents 2015 Chapbook Contest Reading

This year's winner is
Joe Roarty.

Winner of the 2015 Moonstone Chapbook Contest, Joe Roarty was born in 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., Cleveland, Ohio, Boston, Mass., and Chicago, IL. and Philadelphia.“"Moritat (German for “street ballad”) is poetry of high octane energy, passionate intelligence, supercharged, insistent blues, jazz and heightened speech rhythms, whose original language mixes dictions with masterful ease--at home on the street and in the stratosphere, a colloquial invention that uses texting’s phonetic spelling, omitting vowels in a way that drives the lines, while his images mix references in our polyglot way: “I hav hrd/ americn wrds”. Our violence finds voice in his riff on Kennedy’s murder: Capt. Kangaroo’s head-banging rabbit, “Kennedy’s skull, America’s wars/bangbangbang,” and our sorrows in the gritty soul-reach of his hung-over, moving lament for Tennesee Williams that reminded me of Frank O’Hara’s "The Day Lady Died," but with a very different, driving energy/

Honorable Mentions: Jim Cory, Greg Francis, and Jeffrey Ethan Lee

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