Poetry

Shrapnel Maps

Airs at: Thu, 07/16/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Writing into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Philip Metres’ fourth book of poems, Shrapnel Maps, is at once elegiac and activist, an exploratory surgery to extract the slivers of cartography through palimpsest and erasure. A wedding in Tou... Read more

To the Memory of Thich Quang Duc

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers reads her recently published meditative poem, “Koan,” dedicated to the memory of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Thich Quang Duc publicly burned himself to death in protest of religious and imperial oppression. Image from: picasaweb.google.com/squintboy/World... Read more

Wider Window Poetry: Charity Yoro

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Wider Window Poetry
Featured guest Charity Yoro with additional poems by Lucille Clifton     Read more

To Turn Anxiety Back into Anger

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
To Turn Anxiety Back into Anger: Norm Diamond reads and reflects on the poem “For Citizenship” by Irish poet John O’Donohue, which speaks of the urgency to turn our anxiety and distraction into anger and solidarity. Read more

"Anthem," Shin Yu Pai

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for The Occasion
The theme for July is "Anthem," and the featured guest is Shin Yu Pai. Shin Yu Pai is the author of several books including Ensō (Entre Rios Books, 2020), Aux Arcs (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings (1913 Press, 2007), and Equivalence (La Alameda, ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following features: Uprising 2020—Now What? Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Albert about the current insurgency triggered by the murder of George Floyd and how all the anger and hope could be orga... Read more

Buscando America on 06/30/20

Airs at: Tue, 06/30/2020 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
  En esta programa hablamos con Chris Chambers y Cristina Franco para conocer el trabajo de Casa Arcoiris, un albergue temporal para la comunidad LGBTQ+  para migrantes que están en tránsito por Tijuana.  Javier Sierra nos compartió buenas noticias en la corte para bloquea... Read more

A Two Hour Special with National Book Award winning poet Nikky Finney

Airs at: Thu, 06/18/2020 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life. National Book Award winner Nikky Finney’s fifth collection contains lighthouse poems, narrative hotbeds, and tre... Read more

Wider Window Poetry: Mohammad Bader

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Wider Window Poetry
Featured guest Mohammad Bader with additional poems by Gary Soto     Read more

"Pride," Nastashia Minto

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for The Occasion
The theme for June is "Pride," and the featured guest is Nastashia Minto. Nastashia is the author of Naked: The Rhythm and Groove of It. The Depth and Length to It. An African American woman born in South Georgia and raised there by her grandparents, she grew up in poverty ... Read more