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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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Scarecrow: written and read by Susan Baller Shepard; music by Pieta Brown (Little Swainson from Paradise Outlaw)

At the Zoo (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/27/2015 09:35 PM
Run Time: 2:32
written by A.A. Milne, read by Janice Neuleib; music by Joaquin Turina performed by The Empire Brass (La Marchande de Fleurs from Romantic Brass)

Lives of the Inventors (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/25/2015 09:33 PM
Run Time: 3:25
written by Dean Young, read by Matthew Guenette; music by Steve James (Where Shall I Be? from Fast Texas)

Late Night in Kilkenny (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/22/2015 11:00 PM
Run Time: 3:04
written and read by James Silas Rogers; music by Lee Murdock (Free and Easy from What About the Water)

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/20/2015 10:50 PM
Run Time: 3:50
written by John Donne, read by Bill Morgan; music by Michael Hoppe/Tim Wheater (Wing'd Slippers from The Yearning)

La Belle Et La Bete (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/18/2015 10:48 PM
Run Time: 2:36
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Jay Farrar (Fish Fingers Norway from Terroir Blues)

The Bird Bander (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/15/2015 12:52 PM
Run Time: 2:36
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Bryan Sutton and Bill Frisell (Frisell's Rag from Into My Own)

Depression (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/13/2015 12:50 PM
Run Time: 2:20
written and read by Harry Deutsch; music by S.M. V. (Lil' Victa from Thunder)

Villa D'Este, Tivoli (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/11/2015 12:48 PM
Run Time: 3:43
written and read by James McGowan; music by Enrique Coria and Paul Hanson (Milonga del Angel from Latin Touch)

The Argument (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/08/2015 01:55 PM
Run Time: 2:25
written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Brad Mehldau and Mark Giuliana (Elegy for Amelia E. from Taming the Dragon)

Apology (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/06/2015 01:52 PM
Run Time: 2:59
written and read by Mike Theune; music by Kristina Olsen (Portsoaken from All Over Down Under)

Hope (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/04/2015 01:50 PM
Run Time: 2:21
written and read by Eamon Wall; music by Michael Johnathon (Conception from Homestead)

I Dream A World (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/01/2015 12:48 AM
Run Time: 2:29
written by Langston Hughes, read by J. Archibald Holland; music by Duke Ellington (Happy Reunion from Happy Reunion)

Drunk At the Bookstore (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/30/2014 12:46 AM
Run Time: 2:46
written and read by Harry Deutsch; music by Beeswax Sheepskin (Red Curry from Oasis Acoustic Volume VII, #15)

Sugar Creek (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/28/2014 12:40 AM
Run Time: 4:26
written and read by Bill Morgan; music by Peter Lang (Muggy Friday from The Thing at the Nursery Room Window)

Holy Sonnet #7 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/25/2014 03:19 PM
Run Time: 2:51
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)

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Meet the Hosts

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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