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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR continues National Poetry Month with a program of readings and conversation at Commerce Bank's The Box Gallery. Poets Wyatt ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: We Are Not Done Yet, Credit: HBO
A talk with Jeffrey Wright about his documentary that looks at veterans writing and performing collective poems.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:10
  • Purchases: 1
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For Labor Day weekend, listen to Robert Stewart, the St. Louis born writer and editor of NEW LETTERS magazine, as he talks about his creative proce...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kiran Singh Sirah
A conversation with Kiran Singh Sirah--head of the International Storytelling Center which builds community one story at a time.

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jennifer Haigh's novel Heat and Light takes a hard look at fracking in an Appalchian town

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:18
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Emily St John Mandel's post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven looks at what endures when civilization ends.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:28
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Poet Michelle Boisseau died November 15, 2017 from cancer at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the Kansas City Public Libra...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Junot Diaz, Credit: Nina Subin
The National Book Award winner talks about author Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
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Michael McGriff talks about his artistic process and reads from two collections of poetry. He also discuses his translation of the Swedish Nobel Pr...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KWMR, and KSJD


  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On Friday, June 9, the Great River Shakespeare Festival and the Winona Public Library held a Storytelling Showcase. To prep for the showcase, Great...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 38:53
Caption: Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts brings a poet’s eye to The Scientific Method

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley's collection of poetry Trespass shines a light in dark places.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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For more inspiration to carry us into the new year, we go "Back to the Writing Well," this time to hear from writers Elizabeth Gaffney, author of t...

Bought by KRZA, WNJR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In a slim, lucid and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic Moby-Dick.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them,”?Margaret Mitchell wrote in Gone With the Wind. That may be true, ...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Yu Hua and Michael Berry Beijing August 2010  , Credit: courtesy of Michael Berry
Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRIR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Father and daughter poets Willis and Aliki Barnstone share their work, talk about how they influence each other, and read from poems old and new.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jan Beatty
Jan Beatty's poetry is unsentimental and clear-eyed about blue-collar work and the people who do it.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Belinda McKeon  , Credit:  Will Chancellor
Novelist Belinda McKeon: Writing 21st century Ireland

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In a 1962 interview, Sylvia Plath said, “Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've ...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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The Art and Entertainment News That You Want To Know!!! Featuring Author Nicholas Stanton, Rapper Thraxxup, and The Revenant, now a major motion p...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPVL, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Author Rebecca Makkai, Credit: Philippe Matsas
From beautifully-crafted short fiction to page-turning gothic novels, Rebecca Makkai puts art at the heart of her work.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WNJR, WABE, KPIP-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. But she was an accomplished and in...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WABE, WTJU, and KKRN


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. But she was an accomplished and in...

Bought by WKCC, KVSC, KENW, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4