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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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Black Boy Blank: written and read by Jonah Mixon-Webster; music by Bill Warfield and the Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra (Kill Flo' from Mercy Mercy Mercy)

Tap Root (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/25/2015 01:25 PM
Run Time: 2:55
written by Debra Kang Dean, read by Jody Lisberger; music by Stuart Kenney (The Gold Watch from Walking Down Angell Road)

Biology (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/23/2015 01:23 PM
Run Time: 2:52
written and read by Steve Fay; music by John Hasbrouck (Lady Be Good from Ice Cream)

In Veiled Voices (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/20/2015 10:43 PM
Run Time: 2:46
written by Brenda Cardenas, read by Roberto Harrison and Brenda Cardenas; music by Kathleen Fowle (Daybreak from Daybreak)

Ephemeroptera (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/18/2015 10:34 PM
Run Time: 2:16
written and read by Bill Morgan; music by Ian Ethan Case (Appalachia By Air from Into Open Land)

Lines For My Mother (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/16/2015 10:32 PM
Run Time: 3:27
written and read by John Knoepfle; music by Mike Bloomfield & Woody Harris (Just A Closer Walk With Thee from If You Love These Blues ...)

The First Time We Went to Bulgaria (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/13/2015 11:09 AM
Run Time: 2:56
written and read by Ewa Chrusciel; music by Southpaw Steel'n'Twang (Still from Hale's Pleasure Railway)

Minotaur (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/11/2015 11:05 AM
Run Time: 3:44
written and read by Jan Conn; music by Childsplay (Buster Keaton from The Great Waltz)

Fish Story (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/09/2015 11:02 AM
Run Time: 2:39
written and read by Pamela Miller; music by Gabe Witcher and David West (Weekapaug Groove from Still Phishin')

2 poems from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/06/2015 11:27 AM
Run Time: 3:57
#30 written by Mibu No Tadamine, #97 written by Sadaie, read by Roger Thomas, translated by Tom Galt; music by Yusef Lateef (Plum Blossom from Every Village Has a Song)

The Partial Explanation (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/04/2015 11:24 AM
Run Time: 2:05
written by Charles Simic, read by Chris Paddock; music by Con Clave (Aura from World Music in the Netherlands)

The Artist (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/02/2015 11:21 AM
Run Time: 1:55
written by Charles Simic, read by Matthew Guenette; music by Harry Manx/Kevin Breit (When Abbott Met Costello from Jubilee)

Wonder Woman (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/30/2015 02:26 PM
Run Time: 6:13
written and read by Jennifer Lisa Vest; music by Todd Walton (Boody Boody Ba from Nature of Love)

Persephone, Falling (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/28/2015 02:23 PM
Run Time: 2:19
written by Rita Dove, read by Zarina Mullan Plath; music by Philip Pickett (My Lady Carey's Dompe from The Bones of All Men)

The Garden (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/26/2015 02:20 PM
Run Time: 2:37
written by Louise Gluck, read by Kirstin Zona; music by John Sheehan (Jump Into the Fire from Crossroads Cafe)

After Reading John McGahern's Memoir (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/23/2015 01:27 PM
Run Time: 2:40
written and read by James Silas Rogers; music by Danny Gotham (Good Night from Repast)

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/18/2015 01:24 PM
Run Time: 3:29
written by Richard Wilbur, read by Martha Vertreace; music by Miles Davis and Paolo Rustichelli

Lanyard (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/19/2015 01:20 PM
Run Time: 4:04
written and read by Billy Collins; music by Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns (Real Laid Back from Back to Back)

Summer With Silence (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/16/2015 02:49 PM
Run Time: 2:40
written and read by Herb Eaton; music by Lac La Belle (Lions of the West from A Friend Too Long)

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/14/2015 02:44 PM
Run Time: 2:24
written by Robert Frost, read by Pearl Cleage; music by the Modern Jazz Quartet (Skating in Central Park from Dedicated to Connie)

Those Winter Sundays (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/12/2015 02:40 PM
Run Time: 2:11
written by Thomas Hayden, read by Harry Deutsch; music by Bobby McFerrin (Common Thread from Lullaby: A Collection)

House is an Enigma (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/09/2015 11:48 AM
Run Time: 2:32
written and read by Emma Bolden; music by Michael Shelley (If Bones Could Talk from Jimmy's Corner)

After Applepicking (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/07/2015 11:46 AM
Run Time: 3:23
written by Robert Frost, read by Robert Sutherland; music by Bryan Johnson (Gavotta from Sonata da Camera from The Secret Guitar)

This is Just to Say / Four Variations on a Theme of W.C. Williams (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/05/2015 11:41 AM
Run Time: 3:11
written by William Carlos Williams and Kenneth Koch, read by Bill Morgan; music by Kip Hanrahan (India Song from Coup de Tete)

Proud to Be (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/02/2015 09:57 PM
Run Time: 3:04
written and read by Irene Taylor; music by Dee McPherson (Of Singing Swords in the Highlands from The Spa Dee Collection)

The Dream (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/30/2015 09:55 PM
Run Time: 2:29
written by Louise Bogan, read by Lucia Getsi; music by Andrew Hill (Bobbie's Tune from Eternal Spirit)

Moline, Illinois - Setting In at Lock and Dam #14 (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/28/2015 09:45 PM
Run Time: 2:33
written and read by James McGowan; music by David Peters (Song of the Streets from Art in America)

Pangaea (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/25/2015 03:24 PM
Run Time: 3:11
written and read by Susan Baller Shepard; music by Sam Bush (Funk 42 from Howlin' At the Moon)

Man and Wife (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/23/2015 03:22 PM
Run Time: 2:36
written by Robert Lowell, read by Harry Deutsch; music by Yuself Lateef (Anastasia from Other Sounds)

Behind the Scenes (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/21/2015 03:20 PM
Run Time: 2:36
written and read by Gwendolyn Brooks; music by Davey Graham (Blues for Gino from The Complete Guitarist)

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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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