Poetry

S. Renee Mitchel

Airs at: Mon, 09/02/2019 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Wider Window Poetry
Interview and reading with S. Renee Mitchell, https://www.reneemitchellspeaks.com/; extra poems by Brenda Cárdenas Read more

Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire

Airs at: Thu, 08/22/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Michelle Peñaloza’s ambitious and remarkable debut searches for a place to anchor in spite of a rancorous world where we might have “began as crumbs ferried in the beak of waxwings.” These poems read mythic yet contemporary in their burst of bloom-song and bright blood stro... Read more

Grace Paley's Life and Work

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
We celebrate the life and work of Grace Paley (1922-2007); Grace died in late August one dozen years ago. I'll read some of her last poems + part of a particularly notable short essay; Ken Jones will read the full text of one of her extraordinary early stories.     Read more

Express Yo'self

Express Yo'self, hosted by the original Ji, features talented spoken word artists, rappers, poets and singers from around the Portland metropolitan area. Not only do the guest of the show write their own lyrical pieces, but Ji is also a singer, song writer, poet and spoken ... Read more

Express Yo'self

Airs at: Thu, 08/15/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Express Yo'self
On this episode, Ji interviews spoken word artist Izzy Is Real about his spoken word career and his newly released EP entitled “Reverse Introversion”. His EP can be found on Itunes, Google Play, Youtube, Tidal and Spotify. You can follow him on instagram @izzy_is_real. In a... Read more

Celebrating Grace Paley

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
Tonight, Ken Jones and Judith Arcana are celebrating Grace Paley's life and work, reading her writing on the radio.  Ken's often heard on KBOO; he writes, produces and performs on comedy shows, does author interviews on "Between the Covers," and co-anchors the Monday PM new... Read more

Immigrant Poets

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Wider Window Poetry
Tonight we hear from a wide variety of Immigrant Poets, including: Muna Abdulahi based in Minneapolis MN. buttonpoetry.com Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States in 2015. poets.org and the Poetry Foundation Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong a... Read more

The Grave on the Wall

Airs at: Thu, 08/29/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  "In this memoir, Brandon Shimoda, an American poet of Japanese descent, tells the story of his family, starting with his grandfather, who was transformed into an 'enemy alien' by World War II; and in doing so, tells a universal story of the horrors of war both physical a... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Elise Schumock

Airs at: Mon, 07/29/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
You’d figure that bringing together books and beer would be a slam dunk, especially in Portland. But we didn’t get our first official bookstore/bar until November of last year. The Rose City Book Pub, located at 1329 NE Fremont, is a godsend for those of us who love to rea... Read more

Buscando America on 07/23/19

Airs at: Tue, 07/23/2019 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
Ramón Márquez, director de La72 Hogar Refugio para personas migrantes en Tenosique Tabasco,  habla de la red de organizaciones de Guatemala y México para conocer la problemática en la frontera Sur. En esta emisión escucharás sobre las intensas movilizaciones y el  paro naci... Read more