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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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The Need to Be Touched Speaks: written and read by Monica Hand; music by Wynton Marsalis (Eyes Around the Corner from Reeltime)

The Best Thing in the World (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/16/2014 11:32 AM
Run Time: 2:14
written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, read by Rosemarie Morgan; music by St. Germain (Le Vicomte from Memento)

At Burt Lake (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/14/2014 11:30 AM
Run Time: 2:02
written by Tom Andrews, read by Michael Theune; music by Bonnie Rideout (Highland Laddie Variations from Scottish Reflections)

A Quilt Can Tell a Story (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/11/2014 11:13 PM
Run Time: 5:17
written and read by Kathleen Kirk; music by Todd Walton (Simple Song/Blue and Simple Song/Sweet from 43 Piano Improvisations)

The Flaw (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/09/2014 11:10 PM
Run Time: 2:21
written by Molly Peacock, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Thomas Marriott (Blame It on the Times from Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson)

Streetball (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/07/2014 11:03 PM
Run Time: 2:14
written and read by Harry Deutsch; music by Jim and Stephen Bennett (A Stomp from Acoustic Sampler)

Dairy of a Werewolf (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/04/2014 03:32 PM
Run Time: 2:38
written and read by Jason Bredle; music by Booker T and the MGs (Spoonful/Wang Dang Doodle from Soul Men)

Listening to Art Tatum (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/02/2014 03:31 PM
Run Time: 2:31
written and read by Tim Hunt; music by Art Tatum and Lionel Hampton (Body and Soul from Tatum Group Masterpieces)

Infantry (for Ken Burns) (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/31/2014 03:28 PM
Run Time: 2:53
written and read by Gabriel Gudding; music by David Grisman (Ashokan Farewell from Common Chord; Bluegrass Stomp from Doc & Dawg)

Dr. Poinar Finds a Bee (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/28/2014 11:27 AM
Run Time: 3:47
written and read by Susan Baller Shepard; music by The 442s (Chelsea from The 442s)

Primroses and Meadowlark Eggs (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/26/2014 11:03 AM
Run Time: 2:37
written and read by John Knoepfle; music by Medeski Martin + Wood (Mami Gato from End of the World Party)

Allegory II (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/24/2014 11:01 AM
Run Time: 2:49
written and read by Spring Ulmer; music by Charnett Moffett (PTL from Internet)

Waking to Absence (For Jerry Dillon Pratt) (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/21/2014 12:09 PM
Run Time: 2:35
written and read by Bill Morgan; music by Nickel Creek (Running Out from Mutual Admiration Society)

Goodbye (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/19/2014 12:07 PM
Run Time: 2:19
written and read by Achy Obejas; music by Quadro Nuevo (Tango Bitter Sweet from Tango Bitter Sweet)

Cahore (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/17/2014 12:03 PM
Run Time: 2:41
written and read by Eamon Wall; music by The Montana Mandolin Society (Augusta at Midnight from The Bridger Waltz)

Dandelions (In Memoriam Larry McBride) (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/14/2014 04:09 PM
Run Time: 2:40
written and read by James Silas Rogers; music by The Bad Plus (Mystic Circle of the Young Girls from The Rite of Spring)

To a Vase, by E.B. Browning's Cat (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/12/2014 04:06 PM
Run Time: 2:22
written by Henry Beard, read by Alison Sainsbury; music by Michael Lowenstern (King Friday from Oasis Jazz 5)

Beside the Bodies of the Brokenhearted (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/10/2014 04:04 PM
Run Time: 2:51
written by Dean Young, read by Matthew Guenette; music by Mark Johnson/Emory Lester (Heartbroken from Acoustic Campaign)

Hands All Around (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/07/2014 10:15 AM
Run Time: 2:38
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Stephen Wade (John Greer's Two-Step from Dancing Home)

Because (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/05/2014 10:13 AM
Run Time: 2:59
written by Lisa Starr, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Nigel Kennedy (I Almost Lost My Mind from Blue Note Sessions)

There Once Was a Boy (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/03/2014 10:10 AM
Run Time: 3:23
written and read by Michael Theune; music by Wayne Shorter (12th Century Carol from Alegria)

Hurts (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/31/2014 11:59 PM
Run Time: 3:45
written and read by Peter Davis; music by Tommy O'Donnell (Brite Darts II from Pioneer Maintenance)

Queen For a Day (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/29/2014 11:52 PM
Run Time: 3:28
written and read by Tim Hunt; music by Charnett Moffett (The Shepherd from For the Love of Peace)

On View (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/27/2014 11:50 PM
Run Time: 2:29
written and read by Bill Morgan; music by David Goodrich (Susquehanna Waltz from Accidentals of the West)

The Meat Should Inherit the Wind (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/24/2014 02:11 PM
Run Time: 2:57
written and read by Andy Gricevich; music by The Bad Plus (The Dance of the Earth from The Rite of Spring)

Fishing (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/22/2014 02:09 PM
Run Time: 2:07
written and read by Kirstin Hotelling Zona; music by Joseph Mancilla (Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios from Oasis Classical and Instrumental)

After Yeats (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/20/2014 02:06 PM
Run Time: 2:03
written and read by Gabriel Gudding; music by Jerry Grosz/Phil Hawkins Quintet (Remembrance from Oasis Jazz 5)

Heart of the Prairie (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/17/2014 12:28 PM
Run Time: 3:25
written and read by Kathleen Kirk; music by Stephen Wade (White Cockade from Dancing Home)

Overnight in Dublin (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/15/2014 12:26 PM
Run Time: 2:45
written and read by John Knoepfle; music by Darrell Scott (Alton Air from Theatre of the Unheard)

Returning to Dublin (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/13/2014 12:11 PM
Run Time: 2:46
written and read by Eamon Wall; music by Paddy Keenan & Tommy O'Sullivan (Jutland from The Long Grazing Acre)

Se Traiciona a la Desesperacion Si se Pide/We Betray Desperation When Asking for Help (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/10/2014 01:04 PM
Run Time: 2:08
written and read in Spanish by Ana Rosetti, translated and read in English by Carmela Ferradans; music by Peter Calandra (Minnewaska from Ashokan Memories)

A Brief History of Trees (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/08/2014 01:02 PM
Run Time: 2:28
written by David Chorlton, read by James McGowan; music by Donald Harrison, Jr. (NY 2000 from Oasis Jazz 5)

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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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