Loved Ones: “Sparrow,” by Caleb Curtiss

For National Poetry Month, I am going to record some of my favorite poems and talk a little about what they mean to me. I hope you enjoy!   https://soundcloud.com/sheilasquillante/sheila-squillante-reads-sparrow-by-caleb-curtiss   Caleb is the poetry editor at Hobart, and a new friend. I picked up his book, The Taxonomy of the Space Between Us, at … Continue reading Loved Ones: “Sparrow,” by Caleb Curtiss

Loved Ones: “For My Lover, Returning to His Wife,” by Anne Sexton

For National Poetry Month, I am going to record some of my favorite poems and talk a little about what they mean to me. I hope you enjoy! https://soundcloud.com/sheilasquillante/for-my-lover-returning-to-his-wife   Just look at the metaphors in this poem! Each one vivid and still memorable to me, 25 years after the first time I read it … Continue reading Loved Ones: “For My Lover, Returning to His Wife,” by Anne Sexton

Beautiful News: Interview with Barrelhouse Magazine

Very happy to have had the opportunity to talk with Barrelhouse's poetry editor, Dan Brady, about Beautiful Nerve, prose poetry, anxiety and Patrick Swayze! http://www.barrelhousemag.com/#!Sheila-Squillantes-Beautiful-Nerve/cge1/551d4bc20cf215f35a3563d5 This is my first official interview about the book, and I'm happy that it was with a journal that has so supported my work, and the work of many of … Continue reading Beautiful News: Interview with Barrelhouse Magazine

Weird Poet Gene

On Thursday night, I was honored to participate in the celebratory reading of the 2015 Public Poetry Project, which chose my poem, "This Weather" to publish on 1500 free posters that will go up around the state. It was delightful to see former Penn State colleagues and students, old friends and, of course, our old … Continue reading Weird Poet Gene