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8-10pm EDT Mike's guests: Brooke Axtell, singer songwriter/ poet from Austin, TX. She is the winner of the Phyllis Smart Young Prize for Poetry. The winning selections: "kore of the incantation" "Frida" and "border girls" are included in her upcoming book KORE OF THE INCANTATION. Her last book of poetry, DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING, was nominated for The Violet Crown Award by the Writer's League of Texas. She won "Best Traditional Ballad of the Year" from KOOP Radio, Austin and first place for her short story "Maya's Mirror" in the Young Texas Writer's Awards. She has performed in countless venues with artists such as English pop star Dido and internationally recognized drummer, Terry Bosio (of Frank Zappa). She has collaborated with producers Stephen Bruton (guitarist for Bonnie Raitt), Charlie Sexton (guitarist for Bob Dylan) and Mitch Watkins (guitarist for Leonard Cohen and Lyle Lovett). Liz Robbins' poems have appeared recently in Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Greensboro Review, Harpur Palate, Margie, Natural Bridge, New Ohio Review, Puerto del Sol, and Rattle, among others. Poems from her first book, Hope, As the World Is a Scorpion Fish (Backwaters P), have been featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac and Verse Daily; other poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. She's an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, and will present her poems this April at a New York Institute of Technology conference in Nanjing, China Louis E. Bourgeois, a cutting edge writer and founder and editor of VOX Press in Oxford MI. Louis will read from "The Gar Diaries," a National Book Award nominated memoir of growing up in the black water, working class environs of southeast Louisiana, and his new book, "Hosanna: Affirmations and Blasphemies," one reviewer describes as "a brilliant collection of difficult thoughts. He will also discuss the latest projects of VOX Press.