poetry http://kuow.org en 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 The Poetry Of Rock And Roll http://kuow.org/post/poetry-rock-and-roll <p>Not every rock song is poetry, but&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon argues that some are. Ross Reynolds talks with the&nbsp;New Yorker poetry editor and professor at Princeton about poetry, songs, his band Wayward Shrines, and his new book<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Word-Street-Rock-Lyrics/dp/0374261083">"Word On The Street: Rock Lyrics</a>."</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:55:13 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amber Cortes 8968 at http://kuow.org The Poetry Of Rock And Roll Sherman Alexie Returns To His Base: 'White, Liberal Women Of Independent Bookstores' http://kuow.org/post/sherman-alexie-returns-his-base-white-liberal-women-independent-bookstores <p>Poet Sherman Alexie knows who to credit for his success as a writer.</p><p>“Independent bookstores are the reason why I have a career,” he told Steve Scher on KUOW’s <em>The Record</em>. “When this started out, a book of poems and stories by a Spokane Indian would have never fit anybody’s algorithm. This was a very specific case of a very specific group of people: The white liberal women of independent bookstores promoting my career." Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:31:15 +0000 Steve Scher 24498 at http://kuow.org Sherman Alexie Returns To His Base: 'White, Liberal Women Of Independent Bookstores' Nancy Pearl's Picks: Poetry And Football http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-picks-poetry-and-football <p>Steve Scher sits down with everyone's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl for her book recommendations of the week including the collection “The Art Of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing” edited by Kevin Young, and “The System: The Glory And Scandal Of Big Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyain. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:39:58 +0000 Steve Scher 24323 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Picks: Poetry And Football Poet Anne McDuffie On Setting "Conditions" http://kuow.org/post/poet-anne-mcduffie-setting-conditions <p></p><p>It seems every family has at least one "wild card" relative — that person who is reliably unreliable, in one way or another.&nbsp;&nbsp;Seattle writer <a href="http://annemcduffie.com/" target="_blank">Anne McDuffie</a>'s poem "Conditions" tells the wryly comical story of trying to&nbsp;prepare her young children to meet one such relative. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 22710 at http://kuow.org Poet Anne McDuffie On Setting "Conditions" Peter Munro's 'Hard Weather Prayers' http://kuow.org/post/peter-munros-hard-weather-prayers <p>"I don't really distinguish between science and poetry; they're kind of like two different languages," said Peter Munro, a fisheries scientist and writer.</p><p>"Hard Weather Prayers"&nbsp;reveals his fluency in both languages.&nbsp;The 15-section poetic sequence&nbsp;finds a metaphor for spiritual&nbsp;alienation in the harsh weather of southeast Alaska, an area Munro knows&nbsp;first-hand&nbsp;from growing up in Sitka, as well as&nbsp;his field work at sea. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:42:48 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 21658 at http://kuow.org Peter Munro's 'Hard Weather Prayers'