David Lynch has nothing on poet Richard Carr, who for this twisted Valentine's Day episode contributes some moody poems from a new sequence, "Dead Wendy," read in three voices by Carr, host Brian Beatty and writer Darci Schummer.
February 21, 2013

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ABOUT THE PODCAST: You Are Hear is a literary podcast production of Each monthly edition will feature new, original work by a Minnesota writer or two. The show is available on our site, of course, but also's Audioboo page (for ease of sharing and downloading). Stories, poems, humor pieces, spoken word performances and whatever else talented folks can do with nouns and verbs - all presented in downloadable audio form for you to enjoy when and where you choose. It's like a dozen free little books to put in your ears.

ABOUT THE HOST: Brian Beatty has published his jokes, poems and short stories in a variety of print and online publications. He's performed comedy all over the Twin Cities. Brian's humor chapbook DUCK! was published in 2009.  



Richard Carr grew up in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and now lives in Minneapolis. His poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry East, Exquisite Corpse, New Letters, Painted Bride Quarterly and many other journals. His full-length poetry collections include Mister Martini, Street Portraits, Honey, Ace, One Sleeve, Imperfect Prayers and Dead Wendy. His honors include the FutureCycle Poetry Prize for Dead Wendy, the Washington Prize for Ace, the Gival Press Poetry Award for Honey, and the Vassar Miller Prize for Mister Martini. Richard's manuscript Lucifer just won the 2012 Holland Prize. Logan House Press will publish Lucifer in 2013.   

Darci Schummer lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis. Read some of her work and find links to more of it at


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