Usually (but not always) once a year the host of Out of Our Minds sits on the other side of the console and lets someone else host the show, and takes questions and reads some of his work.
Guest Host: Connie Post is the winner of the 2009 Caesura Poetry Contest and the 2009 Dirty Napkin Cover Prize, and was the first Poet Laureate of Livermore. Post is the author of Floodwater (2014)and four poetry chapbooks, including And When the Sun Drops which received the Aurorean Editors Chapbook Choice Award for Fall 2012. Connie Post’s poems have been featured in countless journals as well as the anthologies First Water Best of Pirene’s Fountain (2013), A Bird As Black as the Sun (2012), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (2010 and 2012), When the Muse Calls (2010), and the Marin Poetry Center Anthology (2008).
Interviewee: J. P. Dancing Bear is the author of eight full-length books of poems, six chapbook, several essays, his honors include the 2002 Slipstream Chapbook Prize, the 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award, Highly Commended in The Forward Prize 2010 (UK), and 15 Pushcart nominations. He is the editor of The American Poetry Journal, owner of Dream Horse Press, publisher of the Orphic Prize and APJ Book Prize series, as well as the first animal rights poetry anthology And We The Creatures. He has two new full-length collections of poems (7th and 8th) coming out in 2015: Cephalopodic (Glass Lyre Press) and Fish Singing Foxes (SalmonPoetry).