articles tagged "Linda Jameson"

Norma Gay Prewett – Dec 10

Monday, 10 December 2012 | buzz
GayDavidsonZielske

On Monday December 10, our host Linda Jameson spoke with Norma Gay Prewett about poetry, and read aloud two of her poems. She also speaks about the process of writing stories and poems. She quotes Ernest Hemingway, who said “write the first true sentence that you know, and the rest will come easily.” She explains that prompts come naturally, and that is where one begins the piece. “The first thing you will write down is a cliché…the job of the poet is to go out and find the closest way you can to communicate [that] to the person out there, and make them believe that they have been there, or are there at that moment.”   Listen to the interview [...] more »

Climate Change

Monday, 3 December 2012 | buzz
350Madison

On Monday December 3, our host Linda Jameson spoke with student activist Emmy Burns about climate change. Emmy Burns is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying environmental studies and geography. They spoke about the steps the Madison community can take to combat or respond to climate change. 350 Madison, a local action group of 350 tackling climate change, has recently established a student chapter on the UW-Madison campus: Climate Action 350 at UW-Madison. The student chapter has begun a campaign to prompt the UW Foundation to divest their investment of roughly 2 billion dollars from oil, coal, and natural gas. “350” refers to the permissible limit of carbon dioxide that can safely be in the atmosphere; specifically, the [...] more »

Norma Gay Prewett: Poetry Reading

Monday, 19 November 2012 | buzz
GayDavidsonZielske

Madison poet Norma Gay Prewett reads her poetry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz with host Linda Jameson on Monday, November 19. She reads from her poetry series inspired from yoga, “Poems for the Poses.” She reads her poems Doing the Down Dog, The Cobra, and The Jack Knife. She also recommends a book, When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. Norma has also written a series of poems inspired from this book, and reads some on air. Norma and Linda also speak about everyday life and narratives.   Listen to the entire interview here: more »

Norma Gay Prewett

Monday, 12 November 2012 | buzz
Norma Gay Prewett

On Monday, November 12, our host Linda Jameson spoke with Madison poet and co-producer Norma Gay Prewett (Gay Davidson-Zielske) about her poetry and the process of writing poetry. She speaks about internal rhyming, the nuances of elements used in poetry, and the interaction of feeling with rhyming to produce poetry. Norma explains that when beginning with a poem, one must first start with emotions. “[Internal rhyming] is a muting effect in that you may place a word that has a general sound in close enough proximity so that your ear will remember it. Mood and tone is very influenced by word choice, by the gut feeling it can cause in you to choose the wrong word. So the best poems [...] more »

Matt Southworth on the War in Afghanistan

Monday, 15 October 2012 | buzz
Friends Committee on National Legislation (fcnl.org)

  On Monday October 15, our host Linda Jameson spoke with Matt Southworth, a legislative program associate for foreign policy with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest. First serving in the US army at the age of nineteen, Matt was deployed to Iraq in 2004 as an intelligence analyst doing predictive analysis. Since then, he has joined the FCNL and is also on the Board of Directors for Veterans for Peace. He was in Madison to attend a Veterans for Peace board meeting, and to plan the annual Veterans for Peace conference which will be held in Madison in August 2013. Matt travels across the country, advocating for a peaceful transition to [...] more »

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