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Poetry Radio

On-air Time: New poem Thursdays during Sound Ideas (11 am to noon) and 10:00 pm/ Best-of editions Sunday and Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Host: Kirstin Hotelling Zona and Bill Morgan

Producer: Bruce Bergethon

Each week Poetry Radio offers the best in classic and contemporary poetry, underscored with evocative music. Poetry Radio is a co-production of ISU's Department of English and GLT. 

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Holy Sonnet #7: written by John Donne, read by Julian Dawson; music by Bill Douglas (Hymn from Jewel Lake)

Dying Your Hair in a Different Language (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/23/2014 03:17 PM
Run Time: 3:19
written by Marcela Sulak, read by Lucia Getsi; music by Free Space Music (Zooey from Soil)

Winter Sunday (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/21/2014 03:14 PM
Run Time: 3:09
written and read by Kirstin Zona; music by Brian Henke (Light of a Smile from The Nature of Light)

Shootaround (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/18/2014 11:22 PM
Run Time: 2:33
written and read by Jacob Saenz; music by Craig Brenner (The Crawdad Shuffle from Live At the Old Mint)

Remember Me When I Am Gone Away (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/16/2014 11:16 PM
Run Time: 2:50
written by Christina Rossetti, read by Tessa Moriarty; music by Billy Strayhorn (Passion Flower from Lush Life)

Geographyless (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/14/2014 10:52 PM
Run Time: 2:14
written and read by Spring Ulmer; music by Douglas Clegg (Crossing Over/Road to Lisdoonvarna from Oasis Classical and Instrumental)

Wild Hope (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/09/2014 11:03 AM
Run Time: 3:12
written and read by Susan Baller Shepard; music by Todd Walton (Wedding Prayer from 43 Piano Improvisations)

Why I Mother You the Way I Do (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/09/2014 10:58 AM
Run Time: 3:16
written by Kathleen Driscoll, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Myra Melford (Hymn from Spark!)

Father, Father (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/07/2014 10:56 AM
Run Time: 3:31
written and read by Eamonn Wall; music by Troy Donockley with Maddy Pryor (Finlandia from Flesh and Blood)

With My Mother in St. Brendan's Cemetery, Green Isle, Minnesota (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/04/2014 07:37 PM
Run Time: 3:14
written and read by James Silas Rogers; music by Dean Magraw (Lagan Love from Fire on the Nile)

The Sixth Day of Rain (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/02/2014 07:36 PM
Run Time: 2:50
written and read by Carrie Etter; music by Charlie Hunter (Wade in the Water from Right Now Move)

The Summer Day (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/30/2014 07:26 PM
Run Time: 3:02
written by Mary Oliver, read by Alison Sainsbury; music by The Kathy Mattea Band (Isle of Inisheer from Roses)

Along the Mississippi (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/27/2014 09:20 PM
Run Time: 2:48
written and read by Monica Hand; music by Dan Bankhurst (At First Sight from At First Sight)

Poem About My Strabismus (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/25/2014 09:18 PM
Run Time: 2:46
written and read by Gabriel Gudding; music by The Ukelele Club de Paris (Chigadigadig from Manuia!)

Sonnet #27 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/23/2014 09:05 PM
Run Time: 2:43
written by William Shakespeare, read by Tessa Moriarty; music by Bill Frisell (Eli from The Intercontinentals)

Waltzing With Strangers (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/20/2014 09:52 PM
Run Time: 2:24
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Bryan Sutton (Overton Waltz from Into My Own)

How I Fell for Fred Rogers (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/18/2014 09:50 PM
Run Time: 3:41
written and read by Judith Valente; music by Barbara Lamb (Opium Bob from Blue on Dakota)

A Hardware Store as Proof of the Existence of God (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/16/2014 09:48 PM
Run Time: 2:33
written by Nancy Willard, read by Bill Morgan; music by St. Germain (Shining Pains from Memento)

Roman Candle (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/13/2014 10:05 PM
Run Time: 2:44
written and read by Jason Bredle; music by Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana (Sleeping Giant from Taming the Dragon)

Telephone Booth Number 905 1/2 (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/11/2014 09:59 PM
Run Time: 2:05
written by Pedro Pietri, read by Rich Villar; music by Josh Lederman Y Los Diablos (Palinka from The Town's Old Fair)

We Need to Talk (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/09/2014 09:57 PM
Run Time: 2:30
written and read by Tim Hunt; music by Pierre Bensusan and Guinga (Without You from International Guitar Night)

Emily Dickinson (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/06/2014 05:02 PM
Run Time: 2:07
written and read by Peter Davis; music by Andreas Varady (Come Together from Andreas Varady)

What Makes the Grizzlies Dance? (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/04/2014 04:59 PM
Run Time: 2:24
written by Sandra Alcosser, read by Deborah Slicer; music by Mary Youngblood (Lady Bug Dance from Many Blessings)

Gertrude (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/02/2014 04:54 PM
Run Time: 2:09
written by Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Richard Flynn; music by Bill Frisell (Listen from The Intercontinentals)

Stitched Roses: The Quilt of History (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/30/2014 03:52 PM
Run Time: 3:17
written and read by Kathleen Kirk; music by Mark O'Connor (Porch Whiskey from Reeltime)

Hunger Strike (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/28/2014 03:48 PM
Run Time: 2:08
written by Tryfon Tollides, read by Spring Ulmer; music by Bill Dutcher (The Long Walk Home from The Woodchopper's Ball)

I Watch You Stand (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/26/2014 03:40 PM
Run Time: 2:22
written and read by Ardis L. Stewart; music by The Montana Mandolin Society (The Butterfly from As Far As I Can See)

Clotheslines (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/23/2014 07:47 PM
Run Time: 3:04
written and read by James Silas Rogers; music by The 442s (Chime from The 442s)

Peets (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/21/2014 07:45 PM
Run Time: 3:55
written and read by Tim Hunt; music by Duke Ellington (I've Got it Bad from Ellington S.R.O)

The Last Chrysanthemum (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/19/2014 07:42 PM
Run Time: 2:55
written by Thomas Hardy, read by Rosemarie Morgan; music by Andrew York (Marley's Ghost from International Guitar Night)

For Max Roach (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/16/2014 03:58 PM
Run Time: 3:41
written and read by George Kalamaras; music by Max Roach and Clifford Brown Quintet (George's Dilemma from The Complete Emarcy Recordings)

Mulch (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/14/2014 03:56 PM
Run Time: 3:20
written by Linda Hasselstrom, read by Alison Sainsbury; music by Wayne Shorter (Serenata from Alegria)

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Bill Morgan and Kirstin Hotelling Zona

Hosts Bill Morgan and Kirstin Hotelling Zona, along with producer Bruce Bergethon, make poetry magic every week with GLT's Poetry Radio.


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