A diverse group of local poets read their work from a recent chapbook entitled Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair & Affordable Housing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Featuring Jennifer Morales, Margaret Rozga, Sheryl Slocum, Harvey Taylor and others.
Paul Creswell is a local folk musician and poet, and a former WORT volunteer. He plays some of his own music and discusses his inspirations and ideas for “The Talesman,” his new CD recording to be released October 18th. Local music aficionado Chris Reynolds will interview Paul, and the record’s cover artist, Rhea Ewing, will be participating […]
It’s National Poetry Month! Today Karma Chavez talks with Chicana jota poet Verónica Reyes to have a conversation about the art and the politics behind her work and what it means for the culture at large. Verónica Reyes is a Chicana feminist jota poet from East Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA from California […]
Today on A Public Affair Allen Ruff talks with poet Martin Espada on his new collection “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.” Espada published almost twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His many honors include the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, an American Book Award, the PEN/Revson […]
Have you heard of poet, editor, essayist and translator Martin Espada? Have you read his work? Did you know that he has published more than 15 books? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more about him and his work!
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.