Rice Pudding Poetry

Episode 14


Featuring Bill Burtis, Kent Allyn, and Community Readers

Rice Pudding Poetry kicks off the new year with a podcast that features poet Bill Burtis, author of Liminal (Nine Mile Books, 2021). The theme for this show is “Regeneration,” and Bill will be joined by composer-musician Kent Allyn, and Community Readers Dianne Fallon, Peter Lamb, Faith Harrington, and Tony Lee.

Bill has his MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and his chapbook, Villains, was published in 1978 by W. D. Hofstadt. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Chelsea, Aurorean, Glint, Nine Mile, Paris Review, Seneca Review, and Three Quarter Review. He was nominated in 2021 for a Pushcart Prize, and he serves an Associate Editor at Hole-in-the-Head Review. Bill lives in Exeter, NH, and REEDfield, ME, together with the poet Nancy Jean Hill. 

Kent Allyn is a longtime anchor of Ben Baldwin & The Big Note, as well as an in-demand studio musician. A versatile and gifted performer, Kent has played with a wide variety of bands, solo artists, and choruses in the New England area and beyond. Kent has composed and arranged the music for his show, and he plays four instruments – piano, bass, guitar, and cajone.