30 Poets in 30 Days


Welcome to Larksong's celebration of National Poetry Month - 30 Poets in 30 Days!  This annual event brings together poets from all over the country with poets local to Nebraska. This year we asked Larksong members first to fill half the reading slots, and the other half we filled during a visit to the Associated Writing Program's Conference and Book Fair in Seattle. Most of those were new acquaintances and this event was their introduction to Larksong. The mix of new and familiar allowed us to reach in this one program one of the primary objectives of all the programs we offer: to bring new voices to Nebraska audiences and help send Nebraska voices out into the world. Nebraska has a rich and active literary life and this 30 Poets program is designed to celebrate it.

We recorded 30 poets for this event - 31 actually, there's a bonus double reading on April 6! We reached them via Zoom, visited them in their homes, found them at work, at the airport, and at the Associated Writing Program Conference in Seattle. The poems range from heartbreaking to laugh-out-loud funny, and like such emotions in life they are all mixed up in this list, so you never know what you'll find when you click on a link and start watching. Be ready for anything!

The link to each daily reading will become "live" at 3 am CST on the date they're listed. To watch, click on the 30 Poets 30 Day thumbnail image. The video will play in your browser. Once live the link will stay live so you can watch as many times as you like. You can also find them on YouTube on Larksong's channel under 30 Poets in 30 Days. There's even a playlist! 

A big thank you to all the poets involved!




April 14 - Todd Robinson

Friday, April 14, 2023
April 14 - Todd Robinson

The Associated Writing Program' Conference' Book Fair is a great place to run into people you know. And that's literally what happened with Todd Robinson. I was ogling the Good Life Review swag and BAM! Ran smack right into the Toddfather himself, like a boulder in the stream of people! Merriment ensued and we asked him to read for us. Technically while in Seattle we were looking for people from elsewhere, as in not Nebraska, but I couldn't pass up the chance to get him on record. And besides, if you know Todd you know the elsewhere label is not totally inaccurate. 

Todd, affectionately known to acolytes as “Toddfather,” is a poet and educator based in Omaha. He is the author of Mass for Shut-ins and Note at Heart Rock. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in such epic venues as Prairie Schooner, Flyway-Journal of Writing and Environment, Kestrel, North American Review, Sugar House Review, Cortland Review, Natural Bridge, Superstition Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, Chiron Review, A Dozen Nothing, and many others. Recipient of the 2011-2012 Thompson Learning Community’s Outstand Faculty Award, he has conducted writing workshops with The Seven Dotors Project, The Naturalist School, Nebraska Warrior Writers, Nebraska Writers Collective, and the CURAM center for research in medical devices. He is founder and host of the Kaneko Ar Museum’s Bibliophiiia reading series, which is currently on a long pandemic pause. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Creighton University, and a PhD. From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He serves as vice president of the board of directors of Big Feels Lab.


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