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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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MC Strong: 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)

Underwater (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/05/2015 11:54 PM
Run Time: 4:03
written and read by Brenda Cardenas; music by Harmonious Wail (Paquito from Bohemian Tango)

Evening (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/03/2015 11:52 PM
Run Time: 2:09
written and read by Dan Guillory; music by Jim Chappel / Norton Buffalo (Day's End from Nightsongs and Lullabies)

The Westward Journey (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/01/2015 11:43 PM
Run Time: 2:26
written and read by Eamon Wall; music by Joel Harrison (Wayfaring Stranger from Free Country)

Fire (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/26/2015 09:48 PM
Run Time: 5:03
written and read by Jesse Nissim; music by Danny Gotham (Vertigo from Repast)

Go, Lovely Rose (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/24/2015 09:46 PM
Run Time: 2:31
written by Edmund Waller, read by Tessa Moriarty; music by Keller Williams (Sorry From the Shower One from Home)

Don't Talk to Strangers (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/22/2015 09:44 PM
Run Time: 1:50
written and read by Harry Deutsch; music by Satan & Adam (Watermelon Man from Mother Mojo)

The Lot as Boxing Ring (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/19/2015 12:48 PM
Run Time: 2:58
written and read by Jacob Saenz; music by Punch Brothers (Passepied from The Phosphorescent Blues)

The Basket (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2015 12:46 PM
Run Time: 2:38
written and read by Li-Young Lee; music by Radhika Miller (The Waltzing Tear from Origins)

The Licorice Fields at Pontefract (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/15/2015 12:40 PM
Run Time: 2:55
written by Sir John Betjiman, read by Julian Dawson; music by Jim Walker and Mike Garson (Dr. Garson ad Parnassum from Flight of the Dove)

What to Expect (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/12/2015 12:23 PM
Run Time: 2:35
written and read by Jason Bredle; music by The Mels (902 from Festival of Light)

Ice Lake (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/10/2015 12:21 PM
Run Time: 4:00
written by Peter Covino, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Undertoe (Goin' to Top Hill from Walking Down Angell Road)

The Cult of the Eye (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/08/2015 12:19 PM
Run Time: 2:48
written and read by Carrie Etter; music by David Grisman and Julian Lage (In a Sentimental Mood from 100% Handmade Music Volume 5)

Freedom / Bondage (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/05/2015 11:43 PM
Run Time: 3:04
written and read by Monica Hand; music by Akua Dixon (Haitian Fight Song from Akua Dixon)

Post Strange Fruit (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/03/2015 11:27 PM
Run Time: 2:46
written and read by Spring Ulmer; music by Taylor Eigsti (Caravan from Come To You)

when god lets my body be (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/01/2015 11:23 PM
Run Time: 1:58
written by e.e. cummings, read by Beasley Leffew; music by Ancient Future (Nyo Nyo Gde from World Without Walls)

Scarecrow (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/29/2015 09:43 PM
Run Time: 3:22
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)

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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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