March 14, 2019
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Archive: South Carolina Poetry since 2005 and more with Dr. Ed Madden, Dr. Ray McManus, and Dr. Jeffrey Makala. Author of four books of poetry, Dr. Madden is a professor of English and director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina. In 2015 he was named the poet laureate for the City of Columbia. Dr. McManus is an award-winning poet and Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter. He is Writer in Residence at the Columbia Museum of Art and Chair of the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Dr. Makala is Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist at Furman University and is coeditor of Archive: SC Poetry Since 2005, published by the Ninety-Six Press, which is part of the South Carolina Poetry Archives in Furman University's Special Collections and Archives department.
December 21, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with South Carolina poet, Libby Bernardin. Libby has published two chapbooks, The Book of Myth (SC Poetry Initiative, 2009) and Layers of Song (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Cairn, Kakalak, Pinesong, and the Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbooks. She is a Life Member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and a member of the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the North Carolina Poetry Society. Her poem “Transmigration” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.
August 28, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with poet Tim Conroy. Tim is a former special education teacher, school administrator, and vice president of the South Carolina Autism Society. His poetry and short fiction have been published in literary journals, magazines, and compilations, including Fall Lines, Auntie Bellum, and Marked by the Water. A founding board member of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, established in his brother’s honor, Tim lives and writes in Columbia, South Carolina and is the author of Theologies of Terrain.
August 10, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the local arts scene and One Columbia with Lee Snelgrove. Lee is the Executive Director of One Columbia for Arts and History. Since taking the position, he's overseen the establishment of a process for commissioning public art and the installation of 30 new pieces, the establishment of the position of a City Poet Laureate, the development of a strategic plan for the Congaree Vista’s formal cultural district designation, and has been a leader of multi-organizational city-wide events including the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia and the Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in August 2017. He is currently overseeing the coordination of 21 new public art projects.