articles tagged "poet"

Monday, March 17th — Happy St. Patrick’s Day. — Jeri McCormick reads from her work

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Access Hour

Madison poet Jeri McCormick reads on St. Patrick’s Day, commemorating the historical famine era in Ireland. Her book, Marrowbone of Memory draws on stories passed down from survivors and collected in Irish archives. more »

First Wave Hits the Wisconsin Book Festival

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | buzz
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The twelfth Wisconsin Book Festival is coming up this month. For the first time, the festival is the purview of the Madison Public Library, who inherited it from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than 50 events incorporating literature, film, art, and performance. The festival is an opportunity for people together from across Wisconsin in celebration of books, reading, and ideas. The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture. First Wave will be presenting poetry workshops at the book festival. First Wave scholars Taylor Scottand Hiwot Adilow spoke with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing about hip-hop, spoken word, their participation in the book fest, and how they landed in Madison . more »

Monday, May 27th — The Legacy of Spencer Bell

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | Access Hour

A program will be held in early June to celebrate the legacy and life of the artist, musician, and poet Spencer Bell. Spencer lost his life to adrenal cancer at the age of 20. His family, friends, and fans will come together the second weekend in June to commemorate his legacy and to raise awareness of adrenal cancer. Host Ben Graupner will present a program on this Monday’s Access Hour showcasing Spencer’s work and life to give us a picture of him before the event. more »

Monday Buzz Vox Pop Poem of the Week 4/8/2013

Monday, 8 April 2013 | buzz
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This week Taylor Scott, an undergraduate and First Wave poetry scholar at UW Madison, called in to the vox popline and left a poem message. Listen to Scott’s poem at the bottom of the page. more »

Norma Gay Prewett

Monday, 12 November 2012 | buzz
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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 go for both, and they will work it so that they have both without distorting the meaning or the feeling.” Norma reads on-air several of her poems.   Listen to the full interview here: more »

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