January 2019 Write On! Radio Archives

On Tuesday, January 1st, Write On! Radio talks with Ruth Bly and Jim Lenfestey about Poets and Writers and Musicians Against the War on the Earth, which is holding an event on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00pm at the American Swedish Institute with a number of poets, writers and musicians, including Zoe Bird, Sarah Stonich, Howana Sullivan-Janzen, Kevin Kling, Bethany Delaney, Laurie Altman, Wang Ping, Jonathan Stensland, Peter Mayer, Prudence Johnson, Tim Frantzich, John Munson and Robert Robinson – with a Tibetan blessing by Sonam and Gnodup Dhechhenm.

On Tuesday, January 8th, Write On! Radio talks with local poets Adrienne Novy, Miss K, & Chavonn Williams Shen about their recent work and publications. Novy recently published her coming of age journey through poems in Crowd Surfing with God: a story of self-acceptance that discusses growing up with a rare genetic disorder & mental illness. Miss K is an active protest poet who works and attends Hamline University. Novy and Miss K have been featured prominently as performing poets with Button Poetry.

On Tuesday, January 15th, Anna will be talking with Michael Bazzett about his translation of The Popul Vuh. the first English verse translation of the Mayan creation epic, this is a story of the generative power of language. A story that asks not only Where did you come from, but How might you live again? Michael Bazzett is the author of You Must Remember This, which received the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and The Interrogation.

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Josh will be talking with Andrew S. Curran about his latest book Diderot And The Art Of Thinking Freely. A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher, Denis Diderot, who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Curran's previous books include The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment, and Sublime Disorder, Physical Monstrosity in Diderot's Universe.

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