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.
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 (mlt-poet.com).
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.
Melvin Hinton speaks with Cathryn Cofell about the search for a Wisconsin Poet Laureate.
Melvin Hinton takes calls from listeners sharing prose and poems on the air.
Chris Wagner, longtime librarian at the Goodman branch of the Madison Public Library, speaks with Radio Literature host Melvin Hinton about upcoming events at the library. For more information, visit the library’s website.