poetry http://kuow.org en Martha Silano Finds Poetry In The News http://kuow.org/post/martha-silano-finds-poetry-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle poet </span><a href="http://bluepositive.blogspot.com/" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">Martha&nbsp;Silano</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;found inspiration in an</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;NPR story, "</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2010/02/12/123614938/an-alien-view-of-earth" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">An Alien View of Earth</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">," about an image of our planet taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft. The poem she wrote in response to the news story, "Pale Blue Dot," not only became part of her newest collection,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reckless Lovely</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">," but led her work in a new direction.</span> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:01:38 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 37378 at http://kuow.org Martha Silano Finds Poetry In The News Poet Christine Deavel On Being 'In Your Care' http://kuow.org/post/poet-christine-deavel-being-your-care <p></p><p>Poet Christine Deavel&nbsp;trains her empathetic eye on two familiar places: <span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Seattle's Thornton Creek ("In Your Care") and the grocery store checkout line ("Each Day on the Verge"). &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he transforms these places through unexpected language and imagery, she also holds open questions about what it means to be whole, to be a neighbor, to be in one another's care.&nbsp; </span> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:24:50 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 35521 at http://kuow.org Poet Christine Deavel On Being 'In Your Care' Local Artists Remember Maya Angelou's Impact On Their Lives, Work http://kuow.org/post/local-artists-remember-maya-angelous-impact-their-lives-work <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Colleen McElroy and Jen Marlowe about the legacy and impact of Dr. Maya Angelou on their lives.</p><p>McElroy is a writer and lecturer emeritus at the University of Washington. Marlowe is a Seattle writer and activist. Wed, 28 May 2014 23:09:25 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 35365 at http://kuow.org Local Artists Remember Maya Angelou's Impact On Their Lives, Work The Street-Level View From Poet J.W. Marshall http://kuow.org/post/street-level-view-poet-jw-marshall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In "</span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&amp; Sunnyside" and "Poem of Our Good Fortune," p</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">oet and Seattle native&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">J.W. Marshall &nbsp;proves that getting out of your car — whether to become a pedestrian or a bus rider </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> changes everything. </span> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:36:49 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 32382 at http://kuow.org The Street-Level View From Poet J.W. Marshall Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss http://kuow.org/post/poet-marie-howe-what-living-do-after-loss <em>This is an excerpt from <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/10/20/141502211/poet-marie-howe-on-what-the-living-do-after-loss">a longer interview</a> that was originally broadcast on Oct. 19, 2011.</em><p>A few years after her younger brother John died from AIDS-related complications in 1989, poet Marie Howe wrote him a poem in the form of a letter. Called "What the Living Do," the poem is an elegiac description of loss, and of living beyond loss.<p>"When he died, it was a terrible loss to all of us," she tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:20:37 +0000 editor 33317 at http://kuow.org Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes http://kuow.org/post/kima-jones-black-bodies-and-being-black-woman-who-writes <em>April is National Poetry Month — and at Code Switch, we like poems. We will be exploring a set of broad issues of race and ethnicity in modern poetry for the duration of the month.</em><p><em>Kima Jones, an emerging poet, has developed a strong presence in the literary world — and on social media. And to kick things off, she'll be guiding us through an audience-based Twitter poetry session this Wednesday. You can join us at 12 p.m. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:18:09 +0000 editor 32188 at http://kuow.org Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes A Poet's Response To World War I Facial Injury And Reconstruction http://kuow.org/post/poets-response-world-war-i-facial-injury-and-reconstruction <p>Poet Ann Gerike&nbsp;combined years of research with an empathetic imagination to write "<a href="http://aboutfacegerike.com/" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">About Face: World War I Facial Injury and Reconstruction</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">." Her poems bring to life the stories of terribly disfigured soldiers and surgeon Major Harold Gillies, whose wartime innovations helped restore their faces.</span> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:02:12 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 30739 at http://kuow.org A Poet's Response To World War I Facial Injury And Reconstruction Garrison Keillor: Poets Should Try To Make Their Mothers Laugh Sometimes http://kuow.org/post/garrison-keillor-poets-should-try-make-their-mothers-laugh-sometimes <p>Steve Scher talks with Garrison Keillor about his first collection of original poetry, "O, What A Luxury: Verses Vulgar, Pathetic &amp; Profound.”</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 6, 2013.</em></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:56:37 +0000 Steve Scher 23522 at http://kuow.org Garrison Keillor: Poets Should Try To Make Their Mothers Laugh Sometimes 'In Orbit' With Poet Kim-An Lieberman http://kuow.org/post/orbit-poet-kim-lieberman <p>The gravitational pull of one generation on another resounds throughout&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kim-An Lieberman's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">second collection of poetry, </span><a href="http://bluebegoniapress.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"In Orbit."</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> As in her&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">first collection, </span><a href="http://bluebegoniapress.com/cataloglieberman-kiman_327.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"Breaking the Map,"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lieberman mines the complexities of her Vietnamese and Jewish heritage to evoke a multi-layered&nbsp;identity. </span> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:15:45 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 29757 at http://kuow.org 'In Orbit' With Poet Kim-An Lieberman A Belated Valentine From RadioActive http://kuow.org/post/belated-valentine-radioactive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In honor of Valentine’s Day, </span>RadioActive<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts Ann Kane and Sophie Ding bring you stories of young love. We find out what love means to preschoolers and retired folks, hear what the Greeks had to say about love and enjoy a love poem written to the world. Plus, Nina Tran plays a love song for her wisdom teeth on the banjo.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:35:13 +0000 Ann Kane & Sophie Ding & Madeline Ewbank & Rachel Lam & Isaac Noren & Kendra Hanna & Max Hutton & Kamna Shastri & Nina Tran & RadioActive Youth Media 29530 at http://kuow.org A Belated Valentine From RadioActive Nathan Cummings On Becoming A National Student Poet http://kuow.org/post/nathan-cummings-becoming-national-student-poet <p>Elizabeth Austen features <a href="http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/national-student-poets-program/nathan-cummings/" target="_blank">Nathan Cummings</a>, a senior at Mercer Island High School, as he reads his poem "Proteus" and describes what being named as one of five <a href="http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/national-student-poets-program/" target="_blank">National Student Poets</a> in 2013 has meant to him. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:20:51 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 23958 at http://kuow.org Nathan Cummings On Becoming A National Student Poet Billy Collins: 'Poetry Has Been Tweeting For Centuries' http://kuow.org/post/billy-collins-poetry-has-been-tweeting-centuries <p>Marcie Sillman sits down with "America's most popular poet" Billy Collins about his new book "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems." And, he treats us with a reading of one of his new pieces.</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 4, 2013.</em> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:29:27 +0000 Marcie Sillman 23254 at http://kuow.org Billy Collins: 'Poetry Has Been Tweeting For Centuries' Elizabeth Austen Named 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate http://kuow.org/post/elizabeth-austen-named-2014-washington-state-poet-laureate <p><a href="http://kuow.org/people/elizabeth-austen">Elizabeth Austen</a> has been bringing poetry to KUOW listeners since 2001. Now, her audience is going to get even bigger.</p><p>Austen was recently named Washington’s next poet laureate. An accomplished poet herself, her goal in the new role is to reach out to all 39 counties in the state with workshops, readings and poet interviews: to “celebrate and highlight” the wealth of resources available in Washington to writers and readers alike. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:11:10 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Steve Scher 27792 at http://kuow.org Elizabeth Austen Named 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate Remembering William Stafford, A 'Poet Of Personal Integrity' http://kuow.org/post/remembering-william-stafford-poet-personal-integrity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year marks the centennial of the birth of William Stafford, a much beloved poet and lifelong pacifist who taught at Lewis and Clark College in Portland for nearly 40 years. To celebrate the occasion, </span>Graywolf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Press has released a collection of his poems titled, </span><a href="https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/ask-me" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems."</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:26:52 +0000 Elizabeth Austen & Ross Reynolds 26584 at http://kuow.org Remembering William Stafford, A 'Poet Of Personal Integrity' Kate Lebo Serves Up Slices Of Pie-Horoscopes http://kuow.org/post/kate-lebo-serves-slices-pie-horoscopes <p>Poet Kate Lebo's newest collection, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">"A Commonplace Book of Pie," opens with an epigraph from Carl Sagan: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."&nbsp; </span> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 25059 at http://kuow.org Kate Lebo Serves Up Slices Of Pie-Horoscopes