WordTemple

3rd Sundays at 4 pm

WordTemple on KRCB features Northern California poet Katherine Hastings in discussion with poets and writers. The program showcases authors by presenting interviews and readings of their work, and exposes the KRCB community of listeners to a wide variety of voices and styles. Reconstructions highlighting the work of poets and writers posthumously will also be featured. From the Beats of San Francisco to Russia's Ratushinskaya, WordTemple will feature some of the most interesting work and stories in the world of literature.

 


Sunday May 21st, 2017 - 4:00 PM:

 

May’s program features three poets — Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni and Gillian Wegener — recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series.  

Terry Ehret is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey.  Poet laureate emerita of Sonoma County, her poems have won several literary awards including the National Poetry Series, California Commonwealth Club Book Award, Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize and four Pushcart Prize nominations.  

Erin Rodoni is an exciting new poet celebrating her first collection, Body, in Good Light.  '“I walk toward you/barefoot,” writes Erin Rodoni, a poet who can speak with ease of private elegies and public journeys, of childbirth and of changing trains in Krakow"…Here is a book that journeys out into the world, and also inward, into the mysteries of private life of the body where “bliss, like a memory, can be unearthed by scent.”’ — Ilya Kaminsky  

Finally, Gillian Wegener gives an entertaining and energetic reading from her second collection, In This Sweet Haphazard.  Poet laureate emerita of Modesto, Wegener is an award-winning poet whose new book brings us from one astonishing place to another — the former Old Mill Cafe, Hurricane Katrina, forest fires, bulldozed almond fields, the redwoods of Humboldt County, and more.  

Tune in for some great poetry on KRCB!

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In celebration of Women’s History month, today’s program features five iconic American women poets reading their own work: Gertrude Stein, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan and Muriel Rukeyser.  With little to no interruption between poets, sit back and experience these historic recordings of our poetic ancestors.  Each offered something new when they burst upon the scene and now, decades later, their work maintains its relevance.  Listen to these poems as you would listen to music.  How do they speak to you in 2017?

This month on WordTemple:

DAVID MELTZER