Episode 47: Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire

On this episode, we welcome New Orleans poets, Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire. It was great having the chance to discuss each of their publications, Aleshire’s “Currency” (Honeybee Press, 2nd Ed, 2018), and Jackson’s “A Faster Grave” (Antenna Press, 2019), Winner of the 2018/2019 Paper Machine Chapbook Open Call. We also discuss traveling, reading tips, busking, “poet voice,” and get to hear them read a poem each.


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Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Intro/Outro Track: “Cascade” produced by Christopher J. Serrano


Presented by Power at the Pass
El Paso, TX