Lana Ayers

Lana Ayers

Read some of Lana's Words Online

Poems

Excerpt from "Manhattan Island" (Verse Daily)
Ice Floe (The Strangest Encounter Inside This White Cube)
The Dead Boy as Artist (Escape Into Life, Dog Days Feature)
In My Dreams I Draw Circles But None of Their Edges Touch (Artsmith)
Red Riding Hood’s Real First Encounter With the Wolf, What the Wolf Whispered to Red During Their First Encounter, and Red Riding Hood and the Wolf Discuss Rothko (Moonday Poetry)
Someone Said We Always Want What We Can’t Have (wookzickwrites)
The Dead Boy Visits the Hayden Planetarium (The Poet's Cafe)
Alice’s Blind Date With Frankenstein’s Monster (Eye to the Telescope)
Burnt Norton, parts I-V Pages 16-22. (The Centrifugal Eye)
Kenai, parts I-V Read from the bottom-up. (Cascadia Review)
The Toe (The Far Field / Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken's Blog)
What the Wolf Told a Bartender About Red Riding Hood (Redheaded Stepchild)
The Wolf Reflects On His First Meeting With Red Riding Hood and Gretel Advises Red Riding Hood  (Umbrella)
Baba Yaga Gives Red Riding Hood an Earful (Pomeleon)
A Max Bennett Hechtman (Lana's young nephew) production incorporating the poem with music and images.
Whisper, He's Driving (Town Creek Poetry)
Volume (Qarrtsiluni)
Of This Yellow (DMQ Review)
Actual Footage (Umbrella)
While the Bathtub is Filling (In Posse Review)
After Sex (Umbrella)
Modern Tale of Love and Things That Break (Arabesques)
Cast (Boxcar Review)
At Five in My Bedroom (Red River Review)
Let Morning Come (Your Daily Poem)
The Miracle of Flight

Interviews

Radio interview with Elizabeth Austen on KUOW and reading of "Gardening Is Design in the Fourth Dimension" (starts at 0:35)

Get To Know A Local Poet (Seattle Lit Readings)

Lois P. Jones' Radio Interview with Lana on KPFK's Poets Cafe (6MB MP3 file)

Interview by Michael Dylan Welch

Jack Straw interview and reading (audio only)

Reviews

Sherry Chandler's review of A New Red
Sima Rabinowitz's review of A New Red

Inspired by Lana

Judy Kronenfeld wrote Ten Minutes (The Foundling Review) after hearing Lana read The Toe