Date Pegs » Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.
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Are poems valuable because they do something for us, or are they gloriously useless?

Bought by KTSW 89.9, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSKQ, KMUN, KNCT FM and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Live Wire welcomes poets Roger Reeves, Anis Mojgani, Franny Choi, and Derrick C. Brown with musical accomp...

Bought by WJCT, KUPR low power FM, and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Jos A Charles discusses their brand new collection, "a Year & other poems."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Taiwanese-American poet Jennifer Huang discusses her debut collection, "Return Flight."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Why do people turn to poetry during troubled times? Poetry is often the one language we need. Join us for an hour on poems we need right now.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Actors, storytellers and poets express their hope for peace with the spoken word.

Bought by WVTF, WXXI Rochester, KNCT FM, KWMR, Raven Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2007
  • Length: 57:46
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Ghanian Students Writing To Their Peace Pals in the U.S., Credit: Project Peace Pal
This time on Peace Talks Radio, two women who are finding inspiration for peacemaking in the written word - through poetry and an international pen...

Bought by KUOW, KUOW, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KXOT Public Radio, KVNF and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2009
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 6
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In 2019, the most notable poets of our time gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Furious Flower Poetry Center,...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WTJU, WMUU-LP, KEDT, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 11
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Conversations with Eileen Myles, Stephanie Burt, Clint Smith, Christian Lorentzen, and Marianne Williamson about literature in a new presidential era.

Bought by WKMS, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Poets from across the country offer up their words on the subject of "peace" at a special reading held at the 2005 National Poetry Slam Chapionship...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jan 18, 2006
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On a trip to see his brother, Walt Whitman was so struck by the violence of the Civil War that he stayed to help heal wounded soldiers. He hoped hi...

Bought by KVNF, WHFR, WRKF, RadioFreePalmer, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 13
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Epic poem about the Ali-Frazier fight (The Thriller in Manila) by James Tokley.

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI Minneapolis, KUER, KUT, KCUR and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2005
  • Length: 12:13
  • Purchases: 7
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This is a poem by Boston area poet and Suffolk University professor John Mulrooney, recorded at the Boston Poetry Massacre on July 30, 2004.

Bought by KUER, KUT, East Village Radio, WZBC, and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 05, 2004
  • Length: 09:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Sandra Doller meditates on aging and motherhood.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Raven Radio, KENW, KENW, KALW and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Stacy Szymaszek writes a poem in gratitude to her students.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, WOUB, and KALW


  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Will Alexander finds ways of writing poems to revitalize language as a whole.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Christine Kanownik examines the place of religion and spirituality in secular life.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Evie Shockley expresses frustration over ongoing immigration policies and thinks about ways Americans might better live together.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Raven Radio, KENW, WOUB, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Matei Yankelevich meditates on the nature of poetic language and lingers over events from his past.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna.

Bought by Raven Radio, WOUB, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alyse Knorr writes about motherhood and loss.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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George Abraham invents a new sonnet form to investigate an act of vandalism that occurred in a Palestinian vineyard.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, WOUB, and KENW


  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Jill Magi explores the intersections between sports culture and corporate job-speak.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KENW, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Divya Victor considers the effects of transnational migration on family life.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, WOUB, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Wendy Lotterman wonders what home invasion and poetry have in common.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Emmalea Russo recalls a Skype healing session and remembers the death of her aunt Vera.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Lotte L.S. considers the legacy of British poet and political activist Anna Mendelssohn.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Emily Sieu Liebowitz begins a poem by wondering if the Trojan Horse was merely a metaphor for written language.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Dora Malech reflects on the way gun violence and school shootings have affected her own life.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Sawako Nakayasu imagines eating a bowl of girl soup and the conundrum posed by her own intervention.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery, who died in September of 2017.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Khaled Mattawa remembers the sense of hope felt during the Arab Spring and at the prospect of having a second child.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kirsten Ihns considers the way a poem can dance the reader’s mind.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Cedar Sigo pays tribute to the poet Joanne Kyger, who died in March of 2017.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Maureen Thorson recalls details of her life in 1989 when she was 10 years old.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jared Stanley imagines how climate change will displace populations and what that could mean for one’s family.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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André Naffis-Sahely visits the desert of Arizona and contemplates the cruelty of the Trump Administration’s policy of family separation at the sout...

Bought by KENW, KALW, and KRZA


  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jasmine Gibson writes a love poem to her partner.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Patricia Spears Jones considers the dynamics of race through the lens of a 1930s Mae West film.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Geoffrey Hilsabeck imagines a conversation between Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson as they walk through Boston Common.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Katy Bohinc leaves Paris and writes a poem of apology after a misunderstanding with someone close to her.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Norma Cole meditates on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Ginger Ko imagines the near future when humans will possess a fully automated representative.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Callie Garnett makes an ad pitch for her poetry.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Simone White documents a mother’s life with her infant son. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and WWNO


  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Chris Glomski considers the variables that comprise a human life.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Justin Phillip Reed imagines an inverted history of slavery.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jessica Laser considers wisdom, poetry, and procrastination.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Chris Martin composes a list of things one might do in hell.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Brian Lucas takes a speculative look at figures of deception.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ana Božičević explores the feelings and emotions of spring.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jay Besemer considers heredity and the uncertainty of one’s past.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Elisa Gabbert meditates on the nature of suffering and the language we use to describe it.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Rusty Morrison recalls an encounter in an airport and considers how touch can be a source of knowledge.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Julian Talamantez Brolaski considers the way we use pronouns to signal gender.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Richard Blanco remembers the 17 students killed in a mass-shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, 2...

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer imagines the prospect of a God who may have created humanity in order to battle evil.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Katy Lederer recalls her experience with in vitro fertilization and finds poetry in the language of science.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KHSU, and KALW


  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act.

Bought by Raven Radio and KHSU


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Kim Parko considers the politics of the word “bitch.”

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Donika Kelly recalls a class field trip to a sea lion sanctuary in the sixth grade and questions why certain lives are valued above others.

Bought by Raven Radio, KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Diana Khoi Nguyen meditates on the importance of exchanging marital vows.

Bought by Raven Radio, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Gabriel Ojeda-Sague describes a strange dream and considers the domestic space he has built with his partner. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Tongo Eisen-Martin examines the institutions artists and artworks occupy and uses writing as a challenge to power. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ruben Quesada remembers a friend who died under mysterious circumstances and meditates on his own friends, loved ones, and mortality. Produced by K...

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Toby Altman visits a hospital in Washington State designed by Bertrand Goldberg and considers the costs of making art in contemporary America. Prod...

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Edmund Berrigan finds an old photo of his mother and father and describes a rich web of detail from the image. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Mark Tardi begins a poem with a line from the journal of the artist Francesca Woodman, a photographer known for her haunting self-portraits. Produc...

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Brenda Hillman explores the many nuances of human emotions and articulates the moment before a feeling comes into being. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Lisa Wells recalls a time in the woods with her father and meditates on the climate crisis threatening life on earth. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KHSU, KENW, PRX Remix, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Randall Mann remembers a poem by Richard Wilbur and addresses social and spiritual concerns of San Francisco, the city where he has lived for 20 ye...

Bought by Raven Radio, KHSU, PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ali Power considers the relationship between a psychotherapist and her patient. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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During a poetry workshop, Bridget Talone composes a poem inspired by the writing of poet David Larsen. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Celina Su looks at the environmental consequences involved with offshore drilling and fracking. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Hanif Abdurriqib investigates a scene from Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige and considers the costs of one’s life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Meena Alexander meditates on her transnational upbringing and interrogates the question of one’s origins. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Claudia La Rocco writes a poem as a gift to a friend experiencing a difficult set of life circumstances. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sophia Dahlin navigates a complicated set of emotions inside an emotionally abusive relationship. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Melissa Broder writes about self-realization and survival. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine. Produced by Ayana Contreras.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Emily Hunt documents her time working at a greenhouse for an online flower seller. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Laura Marie Marciano describes the feeling of freedom after closing a chapter in one’s life. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Daniel Poppick thinks about fear and recalls a woman from Queens who was disfigured in an acid attack in 2015.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alan Felsenthal lists and blesses aspects of his life, large and small, for which he is grateful. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

Bought by Raven Radio, KENW, KALW, and KHSU


  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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After an artist residency at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science, Carrie Olivia Adams celebrates the lives of pioneering women in me...

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and WFMT Station Account


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Gillian Conoley discusses the devastation wrought by the October 2017 Northern California wildfires, the most destructive in the state’s history.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kenyatta Rogers distracts himself with writing during an uncomfortable flight from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Elaine Kahn, poet
Elaine Kahn meditates on care, loss, and the uncertainty of the future.

Bought by Raven Radio, KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Noel Black, poet
Noel Black imagines singing karaoke on a yacht to the music of Michael McDonald.

Bought by Raven Radio, KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mary Cisper, poet
Mary Cisper mediates on loss and grief after the death of her former husband.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Lennox, poet
John Lennox summons the presence of a friend who died suddenly and at a young age.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Anjuli Raza Kolb, poet
Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb describes how her grandfather rewrote verses of the Qur’an using only the @ sign on his typewriter.

Bought by KUER, KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Nick Twemlow, poet
Nick Twemlow navigates the often bizarre and alienating world of the modern office.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Feliz Lucia Molina, poet
Feliz Lucia Molina remembers her life as a child while growing up in the San Fernando Valley.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Roberto Harrison, poet
Roberto Harrison imagines a time when death itself will be artificial.

Bought by KUER, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Prageeta Sharma, poet
Prageeta Sharma reflects on the last night of intimacy with her terminally ill partner.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Randall Horton, poet
Randall Horton thinks about the ways we trap ourselves and others in boxes.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Diana Arterian, poet
Diana Arterian describes the wedding ceremony of Agrippina the Younger, Empress of Rome and mother to the infamous Emperor Nero.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Johannes Goransson, poet
Johannes Göransson catalogs his summer travels through Berlin and Stockholm.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vi Khi Nao, poet
Vi Khi Nao’s poem inhabits the scene of a painting composed in 1998.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Kit Robinson, Poet
Kit Robinson describes a walk home on a summer night as a cinematic experience.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rodney Koeneke, poet
Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Emily Skillings, poet
Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Harmony Holiday, poet
Harmony Holiday meditates on her biracial heritage and the legacy of her parents.

Bought by WSLR, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jennifer Firestone, poet
Jennifer Firestone recounts the state of dementia in a loved one.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Shook, poet
David Shook responds to a poem by Pablo Neruda with his own poem set in present-day Middle East.

Bought by KUER, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joanna Klink, poet
Joanna Klink meditates on personal loss.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eleni Sikelianos, poet
Eleni Sikelianos explores the evolution of the human body.

Bought by KUER, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ben Fama, poet
Ben Fama mediates on the loss of a job and the world view of corporate America.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Matthew Zapruder, poet
Matthew Zapruder dedicates a graduation address to poet and fiction writer Denis Johnson who died in May, 2017.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Marie Buck describes relaxing activities many people like to do, and one rather unpleasant one.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Brenda Coultas, poet
Brenda Coultas describes the act of writing as it unfolds during the course of a day.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jennifer Foerster, poet, Credit: Richard Bluecloud Castaneda
Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Uche Nduka, poet, Credit: John Casquarelli
Uche Nduka expresses a sense of anguish and offers possible spiritual solutions to current political and existential problems.

Bought by KUER, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sueyeun Juliette Lee, poet
Sueyeun Juliette Lee mediates on loss and its aftermath.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joshua Edwards, poet
Joshua Edwards mediates on the nature of work and communal living.

Bought by KVNO, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Julien Poirier, poet, Credit: Peter Freedberger
Julien Poirier navigates the line between what can be imagined and what is real.

Bought by KVNO, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tyehimba Jess, poet
Tyehimba Jess pays tribute to Sissieretta Jones, the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1892.

Bought by KVNO, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Hoa Nguyen, poet, Credit: Julie Thi Underhill
Hoa Nguyen considers the objects of jokes and humor.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Vincent Katz observes a March evening as the city of New York goes about its daily life.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Barbara Jane Reyes, poet, Credit: Oscar Bermeo
Barbara Jane Reyes remembers and praises the life of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina domestic worker who was swindled into becoming a drug mule.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Noelle Kocot investigates the politics and power of the pronoun “they.”

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet, Credit:  Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Reginald Dwayne Betts recalls a fellow inmate with respect and admiration for the man’s integrity.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ana Bozicevic, poet
Ana Božičević explores the feelings and emotions of spring.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gerard Malanga, poet
Gerard Malanga responds to the poaching and endangerment of elephants.

Bought by KUER, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Kiki Petrosino, poet
Kiki Petrosino imagines an escape from a fairy house.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KENW, KHSU, and KALW


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Eileen Tabios, poet
In the voice of her mother, Eileen Tabios reflects on the accomplishments and tragedies of her mother’s children.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kimberley Lyons, poet
Kimberly Lyons interrogates the purchase of second-hand clothes and the writing of poetry.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sara Deniz Akant, poet
Sara Deniz Akant considers the virtues and meaning of one’s name.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nikki Wallschlaeger, poet
Nikki Wallschlaeger meditates on issues of accountability.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Francisco Aragon, poet
Francisco Aragón describes a threatening incident against a college student after the 2016 election.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sunnylyn Thibodaoux, poet
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux mediates on the anxieties and ambitions of adult life.

Bought by KENW and KALW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Amanda Nadelberg, poet
Amanda Nadelberg reflects on life accomplishments and what has been left unachieved.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Douglas Kearney, poet, Credit: Rafael Hernandez
Douglas Kearney pays tribute to the late music icon Prince.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Juan Delgado, poet
Juan Delgado describes a dangerous journey by a series of freight trains that migrants from Central America use to reach the U.S. border.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Tipton, poet, Credit: Stephanie Tipton
John Tipton looks at the Rosetta Spacecraft’s September 2016 landing on a comet orbiting Jupiter.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Atsuro Riley, poet, Credit: Sven Wiederholt
Atsuro Riley imagines the life of a young runaway from the south.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Andrew Zawacki, poet, Credit: Sandrine Zawacki
Andrew Zawacki meditates on the difficulty of writing a personal poem after the birth of his daughter.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Melissa Broder, poet, Credit: Lord Byron
Melissa Broder writes about self-realization and survival.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hayan Charara, poet, Credit: Rachel de Cordova
Hayan Charara considers how the world would be different today if certain historically significant events had not taken place in the late 1990s.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hai-Dang Phan, poet
Hai-Dang Phan examines archival documents concerning the abduction of a young Vietnamese woman by Thai pirates in the 1980s.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joyelle McSweeney, poet, Credit: Forrest Gander
Joyelle McSweeney thinks about various forms of infection and contagion facing the human race.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Simone White documents a mother’s life with her infant son.

Bought by KUER, KHSU, KENW, PRX Remix, and KALW


  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Timothy Yu, poet, Credit: Margarita Corporan
Timothy Yu meditates on perceptions of race, on television and in social media.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Camille Guthrie, poet, Credit: Osorio Arts
Camille Guthrie discusses the virtues of living like Icelandic popstar Björk.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, KSFR, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Caitlin Doyle, poet, Credit: Michael Robinson
Caitlin Doyle thinks about romance novels at the end of a relationship.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Fady Joudah, poet, Credit: Cybele Knowles
Fady Joudah describes a car ride through a national park and observes wildlife, both living and dead.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tyrone Williams, poet
Tyrone Williams imagines a motorist’s confrontation with the police in a strip mall parking lot.

Bought by KENW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Emily Perez, poet, Credit: Melissa Leslie
Emily Pérez portrays a person on a train fleeing from a past life.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet, Credit: Alan Tarin
Quraysh Ali Lansana recalls a compromised night on the U.S./Mexico border.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, PRX Remix, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Kaveh Akbar, poet, Credit: Paige Lewis
Kaveh Akbar describes a nascent sexuality emerging in a life troubled by alcohol.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Shane McCrae, poet
Shane McCrae imagines the life of the adopted son of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Philip Jenks, poet
Philip Jenks considers the word “dust,” from Biblical language to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Hannah Brooks-Motl, poet, Credit: CS Ward
Hannah Brooks-Motl reflects on the course of a life and its future

Bought by PRX Remix, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Roberto Tejada, poet, Credit: Hillsman Jackson
Roberto Tejada guides through an underworld of surveillance.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eric Amling. poet
Eric Amling remembers the death of a beloved celebrity and considers a world saturated in pharmaceuticals.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Monica McClure, poet, Credit: David Worthington
Monica McClure imagines a prophet in the forest who collects the lives of men.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Garrett Caples, Credit: Suzanne Kleid
Garrett Caples pays tribute to poet Bill Berkson, a personal friend and a central figure in American poetry since the 1960s.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Joshua Clover, poet, Credit: C. Dingler
For the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Joshua Clover offers to read poetry at the White House.

Bought by KENW, KHSU, KRZA, KMUD, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Rachel Galvin, poet, Credit: Nicholas Barberio
Rachel Galvin contemplates the politics of complicity.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Yusef Komunyakaa, poet
Yusef Komunyakaa remembers a swimming hole frequented as a child.

Bought by KALW, KENW, KHSU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Yau, poet, Credit: Eve Aschheim
John Yau meditates on mortality and the remembrance of the dead.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Andrew Joron, Poet
Andrew Joron mediates on the cycle of the moon in language that shifts and slips in meaning.

Bought by KHNS, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Yolanda Wisher, poet, Credit: Ryan Collerd
Yolanda Wisher wonders about the type of heart the Tin Woman might long to have.

Bought by KHSU, KENW, and KALW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Idra Novey, poet, Credit: Donata Zannoti
Idra Novey imagines the thoughts of a man pregnant with a panda bear.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Patricia Spears Jones, poet, Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Patricia Spears Jones considers the dynamics of race through the lens of a 1930s Mae West film.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Margaret Noodin, poet, Credit: Troye Fox
Margaret Noodin sings a poem in Anishinaabemowin and discusses Native American languages and heritage.

Bought by KHNS, KHSU, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dara Wier, poet, Credit: Julia Johnson
Dara Wier meditates on the mind’s need for security and sanctuary from a troubled world.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jose Javier Zamora, poet , Credit: Ana Ruth Zamora
Javier Zamora describes his journey as a young migrant crossing the desert into the U.S.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Alli Warren, poet, Credit: Andrew Kenower
Alli Warren mingles tropes of baseball, horticulture, and birdwatching as she celebrates her life.

Bought by KSKA, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: J. Michael Martinez, poet
J. Michael Martinez writes of love and the body through the language of the natural world.

Bought by KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, poet
Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine.

Bought by KALW, WOUB, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: David Trinidad, poet, Credit: Alyssa Lynee
David Trinidad describes a movie set for a cop film set in 1970s San Francisco.

Bought by KALW, WOUB, and KENW


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cornelius Eady, poet, Credit: Lynda Koolish
Cornelius Eady reenacts a scene of racial discrimination from the film A Raisin in the Sun.

Bought by KVNO, KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Farnoosh Fathi, poet
Farnoosh Fathi reads a poem on the occasion of poet John Ashbery’s 87th birthday.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, and KENW


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Amy King, poet
Amy King considers how the media represent race and police violence.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, KHSU, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jennifer Moxley
Jennifer Moxley meditates on Eros, mythology, and the cosmos.

Bought by KVNO, KALW, PRX Remix, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Norma Cole, poet
Norma Cole meditates on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Bought by KVNO, PRX Remix, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Lau, poet
David Lau combines opera, theater, and avant garde art in a poem inspired by student protests.

Bought by KVNO, PRX Remix, KALW, KENW, and KHSU


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa meditates on political exile and personal loss.

Bought by KALW, KVNO, PRX Remix, KALW, KHSU and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ocean Vuong
Ocean Vuong remembers Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy killed by police in Cleveland, OH in 2014.

Bought by KALW, KVNO, KENW, PRX Remix, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Cynthia  Cruz
Cynthia Cruz draws on Biblical language to imagine a world both concrete and virtual.

Bought by KALW, KVNO, KALW, KENW, KHSU and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Carmen Jimenez Smith
Carmen Giménez Smith reads a poem in response to a photograph by the 1970s East Los Angeles art collective Asco.

Bought by KALW, KVNO, KALW, KENW, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Uyayoan Noel
Urayoán Noel considers the pleasures of coffee and how those pleasures may differ between the English and Spanish languages.

Bought by KALW, KVNO, KTNA, KENW, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: francine harris
francine j. harris revisits her childhood home in Detroit and imagines the ways destruction can be an empowering act.

Bought by KALW, KVNO, KTNA, KENW, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This interview with Chickasaw poet Linda Hogan was one of the first that was done for The Gift poetry series. It dropped producer Stanzi Vaubel and...

Bought by PRX Remix and WSLR


  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Kate Daniels describes herself “as a poet who has always been interested in what could not or should not be said.” Here, she talks about the truth ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 1
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At the beginning of The Gift series, Rachel Jamison Webster sent this email to series producer Stanzi Vaubel: "Stanzi, I would like you to contac...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 1
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If we are always changing, how do we enter into relation with another person? How do we evolve with someone else, instead of away from them? Jay P...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
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“I Know Why I Make the Past a Destination,” Rachel begins, reminding us of the mystery of time – how sometimes we can “almost, but not quite, remem...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Imagination is the seed of empathy – a centrally important function – and both the gift and burden of the writer. Here The Gift series producer St...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Do we really understand metaphor? How much do we really engage with our world metaphorically? We all have days when a cup is just a cup, a tree is ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Chicago is home to many organizations that help young people to express themsleves, including Young Chicago Authors, After School Matters, Street-L...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 03:33
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In an interview with The Gift series producer Stanzi Vaubel, writer Lois Lowry talked about memory. In her novel, The Giver, one person holds the m...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 06:13
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“When I first read Joy Harjo's poetry it was like stepping outside of my own story, my own life which narrates and puts me at the center of every e...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:24
  • Purchases: 1
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 31:33
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 31:32
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 11:31
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 18:13
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great pro peace performance by Ginsberg

Bought by KZYX and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 2
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In 2009, the Portland Police Department faced down a daunting task: writing poetry.

Bought by KUER, KFAI Minneapolis, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 05:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Joseph's father re-enters his life after years away.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Herbert addresses the importance of free speech in our country.

Bought by KVSC and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Gunshot Sonata

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In this poem, Daniela wishes that her relationship with her sister was closer.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Alex was influenced to go in the direction of this poem by listening to the work of his peers.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:43
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She's venting her anger against a family member

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 1
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A Minneapolis high school student tells us in verse about his decision to come off his medication.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
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Lorisa, a Minneapolis high school student, writes a poem to an ex-sweetheart. Note: It is not a love poem.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 03:20
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Julisa, a young poet, gives her views on marriage which are pessimistic to say the least.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 03:18
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Minneapolis high school student is from the point of view of the positive side of a young mother giving her baby up for adoption.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 03:00
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Frankie is in love with words and the rap format and sees himself as a professional rapper. You can see by this piece that he has definite potential.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:33
  • Purchases: 1
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According to this high school poet, there should be more attention paid to educating youth.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:22
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You might say the piece is about the "dues" we pay. This rap-style piece from a high school student in Minneapolis is well-put.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:03
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A Minneapolis high school student reflects in verse on what it means to be smart.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:41
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Educators and middle school students take a poetic trip from a middle school to Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:24
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Joua takes us on a trip in verse to her favorite destinations on the way to the Mall of America.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:12
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Gabriel delivers a convincing poem relating to his Dakota ancestry.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:36
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He tells us he is from mindless self indulgence and video games...unless you think those two are the same.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:20
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This student includes love of a video game and falling face-first into a cactus into his poem.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:24
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In this piece, a middle school poet from Minneapolis tells of his background, including slavery and citizenship.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:25
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nice images in this poem about going downtown

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:43
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Cristabel Amoah, a Minneapolis High School student, tells about her background. Unlike all the other students, she was born in England.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:19
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Carmen, a Minneapolis middle school student gives a fine accounting of why she is as she is.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:14
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A Minneapolis middle school student tells about the friends and family and crazy stuff that make up her world.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:23
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A young Minneapolis poet writes of the ghosts who help you view your past and future.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:20
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With a lot of tasty food metaphors, Glenn, a Minneapolis meddle school student, tells us where he is from.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:06
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Gao, a Minneapolis middle school student tells in verse of the world life motivating experiences.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:27
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Aviana, a Minneapolis middle school student, tells us what she's made of.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:27
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A Minneapolis middle school student tells the world the experiences that motivate her life.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
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A Minneapolis High School student versifies a fanciful account about the revenge of Hallowe'en candy.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:44
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All kinds of cute going on as a Minneapolis middle school girl writes a poem about a friend.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:45
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young love often means first heartbreak, and that is the subject matter of this poem written by a Minneapolis high school student and read by a pair.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
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Dylan and Kristin, Minneapolis high school students collaborate on a poem that explores just what the title suggests: Temptation.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
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There are many kinds of love tragedies. Francisco, a Minneapolis high school studen has written this one.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Dylan's poems to to a young woman who has caught his eye.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:58
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To Terrence, in his part of the world, you have to either play sports or do something illegal to support your family

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:58
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Shanarea of Menlo Park High School in Minneapolis tell us why she thinks life is hard: there's too much hate in the world.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:18
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Jessalyn, a student at Menlo Park High School in Minneapolis has a touching reminiscence in verse about her great grandmother, the matriarch of her...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:50
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Danielle, a Minneapolis Menlo Park Academy student tells us what she's all about.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:18
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A lot of mental work and skill the combine to help you win a running race. To this young Minneapolis poet, nothing is more fun.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:06
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The Cookie Cart is a north side Minneapolis business which gives many high school kids their first jobs, as is the case with this poet, Darrien.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:19
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Brian gives us a detailed description of how hard it has been for him to get by.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:06
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It seems that most kids, Yahye included, like to write about their favorite activities.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:11
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Yahye, a young participant in the Luxton after-school program reflects on the Islamic holiday of Eid.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:35
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SIndus, a participant at the Luxton after-school program writes about a cute boy.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:14
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Samiya, a participant in the Luxton after-school program tells us about her favorite season: Summer.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Mohammed, a young participant in the Luxton after-school program, tells us about his favorite things.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:18
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Eid, an Islamic,a twice annual celebration is a favorite holiday of many Islamic students. Farhan, of the Luxton after-school program, contributes ...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:32
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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:53
  • Purchases: 1
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A Minneapolis High School student reflects on a beautiful, sunn Minnesota day.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: :59
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A young Somali student reflects about gloomy rainy weather

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Compelling poem regarding where an Islamic student comes from. To this student, Islam, not a country, is the main thing.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 03:26
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A young Somali high school student expresses how she intends to feel about her future family

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:36
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Ikraan gives her opinion of the Somali leader’s speech to USA Somali

  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:07
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Two Heritage HS girls recite their poem in praise of traditional Islamic values regarding women.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 03:18
  • Purchases: 2
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In the 2012-13 school year, a team of poets and educators helped Minneapolis public school students write poetry reflecting their experiences. The ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 28:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harrison Education Center
Daquan, a student at Harrison High School in Minneapolis laments losing a best friend.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:01
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Dayquan, a student at Harrison High School in Minneapolis, writes about moving forward despite having to struggle

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:39
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Dayquan, a student at Harrison Hish School in Minneapolis writes of his heartbreaks.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:39
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Dayquan writes about his struggles losing his mother to death at an early age.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
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Dayquan, a student at Harrison High School, tells about the experiences that hade him what he is. A good deal of pathos is included.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Daniel, a student at Harrison High School in Minneapolis writes about his regret when a gift to him broke.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1