Poet, author, and editor Oscar Mireles has been a cultural mainstay of the Madison area for years, focusing his time on education, the arts, and community.
Former Madison Poet Laureate Fabu Phillis Carter (known as Fabu) guest hosts this edition of Radio Literature. She interviews Christina Stoddard, the author of Hive , which was selected by Lucia Perillo for the 2015 Brittingham Prize in Poetry (University of Wisconsin Press).
Melvin Hinton along with Roger Brooks are in the studio with Jessica Zeidman who is a student at Northwestern University. Jessica is majoring in radio television and film. She has a passion for books, poetry and overall is very skillful individual.
On Radio Literature Melvin and Bill read multiple poems from various artists. Melvin also talks about Juan Felipe Herrera the first Mexican American to win the National Poet Laureate.
Steve Tomasko reads his poem “Knock on Wood.”
Award-winning poet Joan Murray reads her poem “Coming of Age on the Harlem.”