Poetry

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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

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