From Our Soundbooth | November 18, 2011

On this week’s podcast, and with a special welcome to our new iTunes subscribers, we feature the winner of our 2011 Audio Competition in the Poetry category, Greg Brownderville’s “Sex and Pentacost.” Greg Alan Brownderville, a native of Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas, is the author of a volume of poems entitled Gust (Northwestern University Press, September 2011). His poems have appeared in the Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, Measure, and several other journals and magazines. He has been the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Jane Geske Award from Prairie Schooner, and the Porter Prize. Brownderville completed an MFA at the University of Mississippi in 2008, and currently teaches creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Of his winning entry, Greg notes that “rhythmically, the poem owes a huge debt to dzaimbwa poetry in the Shona language of Zimbabwe.”