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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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Honor the Warriors: 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)

Black is Beautiful (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/16/2015 12:59 PM
Run Time: 4:42
written and read by Monica Hand; music by Nina Simone (My Baby Just Cares for Me/Mississippi Goddam from The Collection)

Minstrel Man (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/14/2015 12:56 PM
Run Time: 2:09
written by Langston Hughes, read by J. Archibald Holland; music by Charles Mingus (Ecclusiastics from 13 Pictures)

January Dreams (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/12/2015 12:54 PM
Run Time: 2:48
written and read by Jan Conn; music by Markus Schwartz (Cecia from Tanbou Nan Lakou Brooklyn)

Carnival (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/09/2015 02:29 PM
Run Time: 2:29
written and read by Jason Bredle; music by Smithfield Fair (Doon the Rushy Glen from Marbles)

To Begin an Even Knowing (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/07/2015 01:55 PM
Run Time: 2:05
written and read by Mike Theune; music by Keller Williams (Sorry From the Shower Two from Home)

The Angels (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/05/2015 01:47 PM
Run Time: 3:43
written and read by John Updike; music by Troy Donockley with Maddy Prior (Finlandia from Flesh and Blood)

MC Strong (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/02/2015 09:28 PM
Run Time: 3:19
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Danny Gotham (Solace from Repast)

What Passed Between Us (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/31/2015 09:25 PM
Run Time: 1:52
written and read by Harry Deutsch; music by Buell Neidlinger and the Muffinlickers (Friday the 13th from All Strung Out: Adventures in Buellgrass)

Moline, Illinois - Setting In at Lock and Dam #14 (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/29/2015 09:23 PM
Run Time: 2:43
written and read by Jim McGowan; music by David Peters (Song of the Streets from Art in America)

Once (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/26/2015 10:01 PM
Run Time: 2:25
written and read by Roberto Harrison; music by Danny Gotham (Lake Luzerne Waltz from Repast)

Outside of Town (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/24/2015 10:00 PM
Run Time: 2:18
written and read by Carrie Etter; music by Emmanuel Pahud and Jacky Terrasson (Schumann: Pays Lointain from Into the Blue)

Message (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/22/2015 09:58 PM
Run Time: 3:33
written and read by Matthew Guenette; music by Keller Williams (Tubeular from Home)

Crossed Canoes (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/19/2015 10:13 PM
Run Time: 2:24
written and read by Ardis Stewart; music by Lee Murdock (Under Night's Wing from What About the Water)

buffalo bill's (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/17/2015 09:33 PM
Run Time: 2:03
written by e.e. cummings, read by Dan Guillory; music by Eko (Cowboy Raga from Alter Eko)

Eden (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/15/2015 09:31 PM
Run Time: 2:29
written and read by Richard Grossman; music by Kay Gardner (Viriditas II from Garden of Ecstasy)

The Anniversary Table (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/12/2015 11:00 PM
Run Time: 2:43
written and read by Herb Eaton; music by Paul Moore (Jersey Bounce from Mandolin Magic)

Dancers in Blue (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/10/2015 10:57 PM
Run Time: 2:21
written and read by Zarina Mullan Plath; music by McCoy Tyner and Bela Fleck (My Favorite Things from Guitars)

Jazz Dancer (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/08/2015 10:56 PM
Run Time: 3:30
written by Cornelius Eady, read by Jim Plath; music by Bajofondo (Pa'Bailar from Mar Dulce)

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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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