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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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Proud to Be: written and read by Irene Taylor; music by Dee McPherson (Of Singing Swords in the Highlands from The Spa Dee Collection)

The Dream (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/30/2015 09:55 PM
Run Time: 2:29
written by Louise Bogan, read by Lucia Getsi; music by Andrew Hill (Bobbie's Tune from Eternal Spirit)

Moline, Illinois - Setting In at Lock and Dam #14 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/28/2015 09:45 PM
Run Time: 2:33
written and read by James McGowan; music by David Peters (Song of the Streets from Art in America)

Pangaea (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/25/2015 03:24 PM
Run Time: 3:11
written and read by Susan Baller Shepard; music by Sam Bush (Funk 42 from Howlin' At the Moon)

Man and Wife (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/23/2015 03:22 PM
Run Time: 2:36
written by Robert Lowell, read by Harry Deutsch; music by Yuself Lateef (Anastasia from Other Sounds)

Behind the Scenes (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/21/2015 03:20 PM
Run Time: 2:36
written and read by Gwendolyn Brooks; music by Davey Graham (Blues for Gino from The Complete Guitarist)

By the Time I Arrived I Was a Bird (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/18/2015 10:54 PM
Run Time: 3:52
written and read by Jesse Nissim; music by Mike Auldridge/Bob Brozman/David Grisman (Las Ninas from Tone Poems III)

My Indigo (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/16/2015 10:52 PM
Run Time: 2:04
written and read by Li-Yong Lee; music by Ben Tavera King (Maidens of the Flute Clan from Coyote Moon)

Song (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/14/2015 10:50 PM
Run Time: 2:46
written by Adrienne Rich, read by Robert Sutherland; music by John McLaughlin (Prologue from Time Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans)

Nocturnal Heritage (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/11/2015 04:46 PM
Run Time: 3:06
written and read by Roberto Harrison; music by Todd Walton (What You Do in Ireland from Nature of Love)

Never (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/09/2015 04:44 PM
Run Time: 2:33
written by David Jauss, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Duke Levine (King Kamehameha Blues from This is Boston ... not Austin, Vol. 2)

My Father's Heart on Film (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/07/2015 04:41 PM
Run Time: 3:15
written and read by Paulette Roeske; music by Tony McManus (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat from Ceol More)

The Evolution of My Block (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/04/2015 07:51 PM
Run Time: 2:51
written and read by Jacob Saenz; music by Michael Shelley (We Have to Go to Main Street from Jimmy's Corner)

What We Stand For (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/02/2015 07:49 PM
Run Time: 2:50
written and read by Patricia McMillen; music by Jonathan Kelly (Ussell Duckets from Oasis Jazz Instrumentals 3)

Widener Library Reading Room (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/31/2015 07:47 PM
Run Time: 2:28
written and read by John Updike; music by Thelonious Monk (Crepuscule With Nellie from The Art of the Ballad)

The River (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/28/2015 03:40 PM
Run Time: 2:58
written and read by Herb Eaton; music by Michael Shelley (Pal's Cabin from Jimmy's Corner)

Nostos (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/26/2015 03:37 PM
Run Time: 2:15
written by Louise Gluck, read by Zarina Mullan Plath; music by Pete Seeger (Spring Fever from Pete Seeger at 89)

Dali D'Hiver (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/24/2015 03:35 PM
Run Time: 3:17
written and read by Jan Conn; music by Piatro (Tango En Skai from Oasis Classical and Instrumental #3)

Honor the Warriors (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/21/2015 12:19 AM
Run Time: 3:14
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Smithfield Fair (Hauling Angus from Marbles)

Adoption Birthday (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/19/2015 12:17 AM
Run Time: 2:34
written and read by Carrie Etter; music by The Derek Trucks Band (Oriental Folk Song from Soul Serenade)

Unsettled Weather II (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2015 12:14 AM
Run Time: 2:34
written by Talvikki Ansel, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer (The Farmer and the Duck from Meyer and Thile)

Report From the Temple of Confession in Old Chicano English (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/14/2015 10:52 PM
Run Time: 4:02
written and read by Brenda Cardenas; music by Kid Ramos (Chicken Hearted Woman/Greasy Kid Stuff from Greasy Kid Stuff)

The 1-2-3 (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/12/2015 10:41 PM
Run Time: 2:50
written by Cecil Giscombe, read by Julianna Spahr; music by Floratone (The Wanderer from Floratone)

Two Poems About James Wright (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/10/2015 10:38 PM
Run Time: 4:02
written and read by Cecil Giscombe; music by Norman Blake (The Banks of Good Hope from Nashville Blues)

Pain Management (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/07/2015 10:04 PM
Run Time: 2:55
written and read by James Silas Rogers; music by Ken Berman (Old Dylan from Sound Poetry)

Ripple Effect (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/05/2015 10:01 PM
Run Time: 2:05
written and read by Jim Plath; music by Matthew Schoening (Firewater from Oasis Classical and Instrumental Vol. 3)

Worship (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/03/2015 09:50 PM
Run Time: 4:30
written and read by Cin Salach; music by The String Quartet (I'll Be Your Mirror from The Tribute to the Velvet Underground)

Backed By Yard / A Factory Sheds (from Nesting Instinct) (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/30/2015 05:26 PM
Run Time: 3:00
written and read by Jesse Nissim; music by Smithfield Fair (Stick, Brick and Mortar from Marbles)

Winter of the Deep Snow (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/28/2015 05:23 PM
Run Time: 2:18
written and read by Dan Guillory; music by Cliff Anglen (He Washed My Eyes With Tears from Jaco Mondo)

Sonnet #116 "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds" (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/26/2015 05:21 PM
Run Time: 2:04
written by William Shakespeare, read by Bill Morgan; music by Max Lifchitz (Romance from Nine Piano Pieces)

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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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