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Lynn Shoemaker Covers Very Short Fiction on Radio Literature – July 10 2014

07/10/14 7:00 PM | Radio Lit

Picture of a Unicorn Painting Lynn Shoemaker does very short fiction. “We could call it Twitter fiction too if we wanted to.”

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Radio Literature With Melvin Hinton – July 3, 2014

07/3/14 7:32 AM | Radio Lit

frederick-douglass Melvin Hinton reads from Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July Oration, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” and he discusses The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel, by Joel Dicker, and Lisa Lutz’s “The Last Word.” Norm Stockwell reads “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus.

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A Discussion With Judyth Hill

06/19/14 11:20 PM | Radio Lit

Picture of Judyth Hill Rusty Russell interviews Judyth Hill about her poetry writing and teaching.

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A Discussion with Marilyn L. Taylor

02/17/14 8:39 PM | Radio Lit

Snow mist Marilyn L. Taylor, former Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2009, 2010) and newest addition to the Radio Literature collective, joins veteran Radio Literature host, Melvin Hinton. Together they consider irreverence and having fun with form while exploring Marilyn’s academic, professional, and personal influences (

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Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate

01/31/14 12:34 PM | Kelsey

Garland_mug_web Radio Literature host Marilyn Taylor sits down with Wisconsin’s newest Poet Laureate, Max Garland. As Poet Laureate, Garland travels across the state, hosts poetry readings, and shares a love of language with residents near and far. Max reflects on teaching poetry to children, the controversies of metered verse as well as the politics of arts funding, and how to get lost in the driftless area of the state.

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05/15/13 4:43 PM | Radio Lit

Kim Johnson-Bair's new release "400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore" Thursday, May 16th, on Radio Literature, host Melvin Hinton spoke with poet and journalist Kim Johnson-Bair, editor of 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore. Featured in the book are many local DJs, artists, and musicians, including “Rockin’ John” McDonald, John Kraniak, and country music artist and historian Bill Malone.

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Meet Your New Library Director

11/16/12 6:58 PM | Molly Stentz

mpl2_logo WORT’s Radio Literature program broadcast live from the Goodman South Madison Branch Library on November 1st. Host Melvin Hinton spoke with new Madison Public Library Director Gregory Mickells, as well as library employees and even a few patrons. Mickells oversees the 9 libraries in the Madison system, including the much-anticipated new Central Library. He started the job in September.   Watch their discussion:   WORT’s “Radio Literature” Live Remote from the South Madison Goodman Library, 11/1/12, with Melvin Hinton and Gregory Mickells from John Quinlan on Vimeo.   Special thanks to John Quinlan for video production. Many thanks to Christina Wagner and John Schmitt from the Madison ….

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Radio Literature
Radio Literature
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Radio Literature is a weekly half-hour show devoted to airing poetry, spoken word, fiction, and non-fiction from Wisconsin and the nation. It often features discussion with writers, as well as readings of their work.
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