Poetry and Everything

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Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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4th Monday from 10pm  - 11pm

Judith and guests read and talk about poetry and everything

Hosted by Portland writer/poet Judith Arcana  (photo courtesy of NIRH)

Guests will be Portland poets, nearby poets - perhaps faraway poets, pairs of poets, groups of poets - maybe even folks who are not poets, all of them reading and talking about poetry (and everything).



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Interview with Tim Whitsel

Airs at: Mon, 11/26/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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Tim Whitsel believes in the power of dogwood blossoms. He may have migrated west on a solitary bicycle at the age of nineteen. He remembers the cheekbones of the first girl he kissed. Tim has not published these notions, but he did win first prize at the 2013 Northwest Poet... Read more

Interview with Alicia Jo Rabins

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, musician and teacher of Torah. She received the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize for Divinity School in 2015; her new book, Fruit Geode, was published in 2018 by Augury Books. Rabins created and performed Girls in Trouble, an ind... Read more

Interview with Michael Spring

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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Michael Spring is the author of four poetry books and one children’s book.  He's won several awards, including the Turtle Island Poetry Award and honorable mentions for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and the Green Book Festival Award.  In 2016 he won a Luso-American Fellowship ... Read more

Interview with Wendy Chen

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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Wendy Chen is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, as well as fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Rattle, American Poets, and A P... 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

Interview with Cindy Williams-Gutierrez

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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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

Interview with Jessica Mehta

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
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Jessica Mehta is a poet and novelist.  Born and raised in Oregon, she’s a member of the Cherokee Nation.  Jessica has written ten books, and has received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award grant in Poetry and a Potlatch Award grant for Native Artists, as well as various p... Read more

Interview with Josh Lubin

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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Josh Lubin has been performing and organizing literary events in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years.  Most recently he was the curator and host of the weekly performance series Salon Skid Row, which ran for 2 years (2014-2016).  His work can be found online and in print in ... Read more

Interview with Carolyn Martin

Airs at: Mon, 03/26/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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From Assistant Professor of English to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and dry summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the... Read more

Interview with Kaia Sand

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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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