Clear-eyed, musical, deeply-considered and deeply-felt, Radio Weather contends with the inhospitable. Bringing both child and adult perspectives to bear, it calls to account both the living and the dead. Brilliantly-crafted and wise, occupying a provisional space that is both wary and compassionate, somewhere ‘between what we didn’t want and what we could afford,’ these are poems of great psychological tension, poems for grown ups.
Shoshanna Wingate is a poet, novelist, memoirist and a founding editor of the arts & culture journal, Riddle Fence. Her poetry and fiction have been published in The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Arc Poetry Magazine, Hunger Mountain Review online, and Room Magazine. She published a poetry chapbook, Homing Instinct, with Frog Hollow Press and her debut full-length poetry collection published with Vehicule Press in September 2014.
She is currently working on a memoir about growing up with a gay activist father in the deep South of the U.S.
Her poem Siege was longlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and published in their Global Poetry Anthology. You can read it here.
Three poems from Radio Weather appear in The Fiddlhead Summer 2014 issue. You can read two of them here.
Barbara Carter interviews Shoshanna Wingate for The New Quarterly issue 112. The full text can be read here as a pdf. Reprinted with permission of The New Quarterly.
The poem "New Year’s Day" appears on the Vehicule blog here.
Her young adult novel-in-progress, The Dreamlands, won the Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship from the New Englahd Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. You can read an excerpt of The Dreamlands (formerly titled Dear Henry) on the Huner Mountain Review site here.