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Be With

Airs at: Thu, 07/26/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Forrest Gander’s first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into the exquisite nature of intimacy "Utterly naked and bereft, elegies, apologies, could-have-beens, Gander grieves and wonde... Read more

Interview with Kirsten Rian

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
Kirsten Rian’s poetry and prose have appeared in numerous publications. She has been awarded artist fellowships, grants, and international residencies, and has led creative writing workshops in several places, including post-war Sierra Leone and refugee relocation centers i... Read more

John Callahan: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

Airs at: Thu, 07/12/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  John Callahan was the most unlikely of cartoonists, a quadriplegic who was only able to grip a pen after extensive physical therapy.  Yet he became a comics phenomenon, transforming personal and cultural demons into abrasive yet hilarious single-panel gags that earned hi... Read more

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

Airs at: Tue, 07/03/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  "Women's writing tends to get disapeared when they die..." -Ursula K. Le Guin Portland's own Ursula K. Le Guin passed away this year at the age of 88. She was a novelist working mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction but she also authored children's books, s... Read more

Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Host Ken Jones talks with David Naimon, co-author of the new book Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing, from Portland’s Tin House Books. David’s book collects his KBOO Between the Covers interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin, the Portland-based master of science fiction,... Read more

Talking Earth with Dennis McBride and Mike G

Airs at: Mon, 06/18/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's edition of KBOO's spoken word show features Portland's premier satirist Dennis McBride and open mike instigator Mike G. Patrick Bocarde will attempt to host the proceedings.  Dennis McBride is a Portland-based free lance writer and loiterer. His work has appeared ... Read more

Interview with Cindy Williams-Gutierrez

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
Poet-dramatist Cindy Williams-Gutierrez was awarded the 2018 Editor’s Choice Poetry Prize from Willow Books for Inlay with Nacre the Names of Forgotten Women which explores the contemporary oppression of women around the world. She received the 2017 Oregon Book Award for Dr... Read more

Summer Reading Picks

Airs at: Thu, 06/07/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  This month on Black Book Talk we discuss suggested Summer reading. What are the books that shouldn't be missed?  Call in with your picks at (503)231-8187   Read more

Silk Poems

Airs at: Thu, 05/24/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Silk is compatible with body tissues; our immune system accepts it on surfaces as sensitive as the human brain. In conjunction with Tufts University’s cutting edge research on liquefied silk, Jen Bervin mixes poetry with medical technology in the form of a silk bio-senso... Read more

From the "Black Book Talk" Vault: Poet Kwame Alexander

Airs at: Thu, 12/03/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
We reprise Emma Jackson Ford’s May, 2018 interview with poet Kwame Alexander and his musical accompanist, guitarist Randy Preston.  The interview focusses on Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle-grade novel, The Crossover. Alexander is a poet, educato... Read more