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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

Music and Poetry of the Kesh – A Celebration

Airs at: Fri, 03/30/2018 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Randomonium
The groundbreaking novel by dearly departed genius author Ursula K. Le Guin, Always Coming Home, was released in 1985 with a cassette of Music and Poetry of the Kesh, composed by Todd Barton . That cassette is now being released on vinyl by Freedom To Spend. Hosts Moe Bows... Read more

Talking Earth with Leidi Monte

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's edition of Talking Earth features local poet and KBOO volunteer Leidi Monte. Talking Earth is a Portland radio show devoted to spoken word and the spoken arts, and airs every 2nd and 3rd Monday from 10 to 11 pm. It can be heard at KBOO-FM, 90.7 in the Portland, Or... Read more

Umbilical Hospital & The Brief Alphabet of Torture

Airs at: Thu, 03/15/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
  VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author most recently of Umbilical Hospital; the short stories collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016; the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2... Read more

Remembering Quanice Hayes

Airs at: Fri, 03/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Pacific Underground
  On February 16th, Whitenoise Project held an event in memory of Quanice Hayes, one year and a week after he was shot and killed by police. Join Pacific Underground as we replay some of the recorded audio from that event and talk about the connections between art and acti... Read more

KBOO News Poem: Trump Shoes

Airs at: Wed, 02/14/2018 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
    A gaudy threat hangs over the Washington DC of our souls--KBOO News Poet Dan Raphael is on the scene. Read more

Talking Earth with Matthew Minicucci

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's edition of Talking Earth will feature Portland poet Matthew Minicucci,the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield ... Read more

Interview with Kaia Sand

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
Kaia Sand has worked as a poet, artist, organizer, and teacher. Since her work twenty years ago as a volunteer for Yellow Brick Road, much of her energy has focused on economic injustice and homelessness, from a magic show about the financial collapse to the Right 2 Survive... Read more

Matter and Desire

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies. He proposes the development of a “poetic ecology” which intimately attaches our species to every being and underpins the entire range of human exp... Read more