Of Poetry

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Conversation with Tom Snarsky, author of Light-Up Swan (Ornithopter Press, 2021).

Show Notes

Read: Tom’s poem Gospel of Thomas, which he reads on Episode 3.

Tom Snarsky is a math teacher who writes poetry. He is a former Robert Noyce Teaching Fellow at Tufts University and a Senior Fellow at the Knowles Teacher Initiative. He is the author of two books forthcoming from Broken Sleep in 2022: Speaking Roles, a collection of poetry interviews, and Complete Sentences, a pamphlet of poems about teaching. He is also the author of the chapbook Threshold, published in 2018 by Another New Calligraphy. In addition to his work in print, several of Tom’s chapbooks and pamphlets can be found online as free .pdfs: Number Among (Epigraph), WEAKEN (The Argotist Online), 21 small poems (Binbag Press), minimal sonnets with Jo Ianni (Ghost City Press), the pamphlet Two Songs (Fathomsun Press), the self-published Two Notebook Poems, and With Sorrow as My Window and Forgiveness as My Shield, one of the winners of the Boston Uncommon Chapbook Contest at Boston Accent Lit. Along with Kristin Garth he is the co-organizer of Performance Anxiety, a monthly online poetry reading series. He teaches at Lightridge High School in Aldie, Virginia and lives in Bluemont with his wife Kristi, who all this is for.
Purchase Tom Snarsky’s debut book of poetry Light-Up Swan (Ornithopter Press, 2021).

What is Of Poetry?

Kitchen table conversations with poets, hosted by Han VanderHart.