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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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Stitched Roses: The Quilt of History: 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)

Happy Poem (For Ann) (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/12/2014 03:53 PM
Run Time: 2:46
written and read by James McGowan; music by Winifred Horan (Pates Baroni from Just One Wish)

I Am Your Mother Not Your Shelter (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/09/2014 11:18 PM
Run Time: 4:04
written and read by Susan Baller Shepard; music by Wynton Marsalis and Karen Briggs (Morning Song from Reeltime)

Three for September (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/07/2014 11:15 PM
Run Time: 3:23
written by Lisa Starr, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Butch Baldassari and John Carlini (Piano Prelude II from Reflections)

Evolution (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/05/2014 11:08 PM
Run Time: 2:41
written and read by Cin Salach; music by Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon (Strange from Clone)

Addendum: The Mountain (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/02/2014 11:25 AM
Run Time: 1:59
written and read by Shanna Compton; music by Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana (Sassyassed Sassafrass from Taming the Dragon)

Rhetoric (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/30/2014 11:23 AM
Run Time: 2:52
written and read by Kirstin Zona; music by Kevin Hubbard (Catnip from Oasis Acoustic Sampler #3)

Autumn in King's Hintock Park (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/28/2014 11:21 AM
Run Time: 2:24
written by Thomas Hardy, read by Rosemarie Morgan; music by The Elftones (Pavane from Mist Covered Mountains)

Nature and the Nature of the Nature (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/25/2014 12:53 AM
Run Time: 2:23
written and read by Peter Davis; music by Dean Magraw & Eric Kamau Gravatt (Fire on the Nile from Fire on the Nile)

The Artist (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/23/2014 12:51 AM
Run Time: 2:14
written by Charles Simic, read by Matthew Guenette; music by Harry Manx & Kevin Breit (When Abbott Met Costello from Jubilee)

High Desert, Noon, Early Fall (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/21/2014 12:49 AM
Run Time: 2:50
written and read by Tim Hunt; music by Joe Myers (What the Dead Dance To from Troubled Notes From the Hotel Chelsea)

The Need to Be Touched Speaks (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/18/2014 11:37 AM
Run Time: 2:37
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)

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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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