On this episode, Diannely breaks bread with poet and penpal Bob Sykora and talk about everything bagels, “leaning into softness,” and Joyce Peseroff.

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Bob Sykora is the author of the chapbook I Was Talking About Love–You Are Talking About Geography (Nostrovia! 2016). A graduate of the UMass Boston MFA program, he teaches at community college, serves as an editor for Garden Party Collective, and co-hosts The Line Break podcast.

Guest: Bob Sykora, IG: @bob_sykora_, Twitter: @bob_sykora_, Website: bobsykora.com

Poem(s) discussed: “The Hardness Scale” by Joyce Peseroff and “Crying on the Exercise Bike While Watching The Great British Bakeoff, February 2021″ by Bob Sykora

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Photo Credit: Najee Brown @authoredby
Theme Music: Stu Dias @stuartdiasplaysmusicsometimes

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