“I want to make space for people who feel like they don’t fit the mold—and by that I mean all of us, at some point. The good truth is that we get to own all of ourselves.” These are the words of local poet R.B. Simon, who joins Wednesday host Ali Muldrow for today’s final […]
Continuing her National Poetry Month series for April, today Ali Muldrow gets to have the very best kind of book club with poet Jasmine Mans about her latest collection, Black Girl, Call Home, which some readers have called “the Black Girl Bible.” They have a rich conversation about the power of poetry to mimic memory, […]
University of Wisconsin-Madison Interdisciplinary Artist-In-Residence Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist Ursula Rucker for a virtual conversation. Rucker is a renowned spoken word and recording artist and activist. At this event, they will discuss her background and career. Ursula Rucker is a Philadelphia born poet, mother, activist, and recording artist. She has been […]
A one-hour spoken word program featuring Nathan J. Reid’s original work, which will be shared in both a live and pre-recorded capacity.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from January 16, 2019. Ali is joined in the studio by Danez Smith, a Black, Queer writer and performer from St. Paul. They spend the hour discussing the intersections of poetry and identity, art and activism, and what it means to share and heal through literary expression. Danez also reads […]
The poet Martín Espada has been called “the Pablo Neruda of North America.” His is a voice of conscience, of memory, of living history. Today, he joins host Allen Ruff to read a selection of his poems on the air and discuss what motivates and informs his work as a voice for the voiceless. Martín […]