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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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Planets Are Pretty Big: written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Anoushka Shankar (Metamorphosis from Traces of You)

When Jerry Plays Drums (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/15/2014 04:17 PM
Run Time: 2:21
written and read by Paulette Beete; music by Modereko (LA/VA from Oasis Jazz Instrumentals)

Redneck Yoga (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/13/2014 04:13 PM
Run Time: 1:54
written and read by Tim Hunt; music by Tony Furtado (Mississippi Sage from Deep Water)

Rhenish (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/10/2014 04:35 PM
Run Time: 4:29
written and read by William Stobb; music by Robert Schumann (excerpt from Symphony #3, "Rhenish")

Ghost Dance (after Carole Maso) (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/08/2014 04:32 PM
Run Time: 3:46
written and read by Lucia Getsi; music by Sean Watkins (The Birth from Let It Fall)

Witness (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/06/2014 04:30 PM
Run Time: 2:26
written and read by Kirstin Zona; music by Mad Agnes (In Passing from Revenants)

Somewhere Outside Knoxville (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/03/2014 12:59 PM
Run Time: 3:11
written and read by Kathleen Kirk; music by Claudia Schmidt (Longing from New Whirled Order)

Frying Trout While Drunk (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/01/2014 12:54 PM
Run Time: 2:53
written by Lyn Emmanuel, read by Jennifer Hancock; music by The Snapdaddys (Hopeful Hearts from Snappy Hour)

Cold Comfort (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/30/2014 12:52 PM
Run Time: 2:10
written and read by Alison Sainsbury; music by The Cottars (Sliabh Na mBan from Forerunner)

The Forest (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/27/2014 03:01 PM
Run Time: 2:55
written and read by Joshua Corey; music by T-Bone Burnett (Mississippi Delta from A Place At the Table)

Morning on Mars (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/25/2014 02:58 PM
Run Time: 2:18
written and read by Patricia McMillen; music by Thomas Marriott (The Great Divide from Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson

The Colors of Knowing (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/23/2014 02:55 PM
Run Time: 3:43
written and read by Bill Morgan; music by April Verch (Monarch from Take Me Back)

Panoramic View (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/20/2014 03:37 PM
Run Time: 2:22
written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Harpeth Rising (Eris from Tales From Jackson Bridge)

Yellowjacket Poem (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/18/2014 03:33 PM
Run Time: 2:59
written and read by Nikki Giovanni; music by the Cory Combs Trio with Mike Marshall (Victory Lap for the Sporting Individual from Valencia)

I Went Into the Maverick Bar (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/16/2014 03:01 PM
Run Time: 3:07
written and read by Gary Snyder; music by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen (Buddy and Carol's Waltz from A Sense of Place)

To My Son, Old Enough for Bass (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/13/2014 01:19 PM
Run Time: 2:18
written and read by James McGowan (6/7/38 - 3/7/14); music by Taj Mahal (Fishing Blues from The Taj Anthology) This poem was the first Poetry Radio broadcast, 9/8/92

Happy Poem (For Ann) (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/11/2014 01:17 PM
Run Time: 3:11
written and read by James McGowan (6/7/38 - 3/7/14); music by Winifred Horan (Pates Baroni from Just One Wish)

The Voice (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/09/2014 01:12 PM
Run Time: 3:21
written by Charles Baudelaire, translated and read by James McGowan (6/7/38 - 3/7/14); music by Steps Ahead

Claiming History (Westminster Village's 8 Pointed Star with WV Badge) (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/06/2014 05:21 PM
Run Time: 3:07
written and read by Bill Morgan; music by George Shearing and Don Thompson (I Didn't Know What Time It Was from George Shearing At Home)

My Sister, Looting the Winn-Dixie in the French Quarter (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/04/2014 05:19 PM
Run Time: 3:07
written and read by Jennifer Hancock; music by John Stein (Lonely Street from Concerto International de Jazz)

Helicopter Wrecked on A Hill (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/02/2014 05:15 PM
Run Time: 3:13
written and read by Christine Hume; music by Tony Furtado (Fat Fry at the Hog Farm from The Tony Furtado Band)

Economics For Judges (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/27/2014 01:14 PM
Run Time: 3:25
written and read by Charles Reynard; music by Ry Cooder (Low-Commotion from Get Rhythm)

We Are Afraid (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/25/2014 01:11 PM
Run Time: 3:48
written and read by Jennifer L. Knox; music by Myanna (Intrepidation from One Never Knows, Do One?)

That Spider (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/23/2014 01:03 PM
Run Time: 1:49
written and read by James Keeran; music by Charnett Moffett (Rain Drops from Internet)

Tumblr (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/20/2014 07:30 PM
Run Time: 3:22
written and read by Naomi Buck Palagi; music by The Henry Girls (Aisling from December Moon)

On Wanting Only One Thing (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/18/2014 07:27 PM
Run Time: 3:06
written and read by Rachel Contreni Flynn; music by Smithfield Fair (A Fearful Child from Walking Through This World)

Waking Up in Michelle's Room (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/16/2014 07:23 PM
Run Time: 2:49
written and read by Judith Valente; music by Tony Furtado (Sao Miguel from Within Reach)

Sonnet #130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/13/2014 12:37 PM
Run Time: 2:39
written by William Shakespeare, read by Kim Pereira; music by Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy (I Only Have Eyes For You from I Only Have Eyes For You)

Various Readings of An Illegible Postcard (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/11/2014 12:32 PM
Run Time: 3:06
written and read by Christine Hume; music by BlueNoiseBand (Austria from Brad Green from Queens)

Why Charlotte Left Her First Love (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/09/2014 12:27 PM
Run Time: 2:53
written and read by Kathryn Kerr; music by Chris Bucheit (Chomping At the Bit from Hand to Mouth)

Back in Seaside (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/06/2014 01:30 AM
Run Time: 2:36
written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Patrick Williams, played by Quartet San Francisco (The Bay is Deep Blue from Pacific Premieres)

Tales of Caw (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/04/2014 01:28 AM
Run Time: 2:52
written and read by Kristin Prevallet; music by Keola Beamer (The Nightingale from The Coming of the Snow)

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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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