The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the western United States. The Write Question is produced by Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn, and produced by Korn and Peter Hoag. TWQ is distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question are authors writing from or about the western United States. Or visiting authors who spend a considerable block of time teaching or working in the West. The program also features illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


401 Pieces

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Raymond Antrobus discusses his collection, "The Perseverance," and his experience as a deaf poet.

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


  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Essayist Elissa Washuta discusses her new collection of essays, "White Magic."

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Hoa Nguyen discusses her new poetry collection, "A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure."

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and culture critic Hanif Abdurraquib discusses his new book, "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance."

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This is a rerun of Sarah Aronson's interview with Kristin Knight Pace, one of thirty-one women in the world to have completed both the Iditarod and...

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Lauren Oyler discusses her debut novel "Fake Accounts."

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Khadijah Queen discusses her new collection of poetry, "Anodyne."

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Jamie Harrison discusses her new book, "The Center of Everything."

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author, teacher, poet and scholar Paisley Rekdal discusses her new book on cultural appropriation - "Appropriate."

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Journalist, political commentator and author Gwen Florio discusses the first book in her new mystery series - "Best Laid Plans."

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


  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Dujie Tahat discusses precarity, parenthood, and praying for the water in their daughter's lungs. They read two poems from their chapbooks, "H...

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:48
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lee Nye's portrait of Joe Malatare
Jean Belangie-Nye, Aaron Teasdale, and Ben Ferencz discuss their book, "A Corner of Space and Time: Lee Nye's Eddie's Club Portraits."

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Poets and curators Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel continue to discuss the anthology "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," a co...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Poets and curators Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel discuss the anthology "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," a collection of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We revisit Sarah Aronson's interview with Doug Chadwick from 2017. Wildlife biologist and author Doug Chadwick engages in a lively discussion aroun...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Author and scholar Gretchen E. Minton discusses her book, "Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country's Love Affair with the World's Most Famous Write...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author and scholar Heather Cahoon discusses her poetry collection, Horsefly Dress, and her work as Director of the American Indian Governance and P...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer Kerri Arsenault discusses her new book, "Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains."

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer Jess Walter discusses his new book, "The Cold Millions."

Bought by KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, RadioStPete Florida, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Anne Helen Petersen discusses her new book, "Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation." This is part two of a two-part conv...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 2