Poetry

Arts
2:13 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Hopkinsville Author Michael Freeland Pens Book of Poetry

Hopkinsville author Michael Freeland joins us on Sounds Good to read from and discuss his recently published book of poetry, Homeplace: Finding Poetry in Everyday Places. Freeland has also published Blood River to Berlin - The World War II Journal of an Army Medic and Time and the River - A Memoir

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Arts
1:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State

Highly lauded poet, Boston native, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Alan Shapiro reads from his latest book at Murray State this Thursday (April 3) in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Shapiro has won numerous awards for his work including two from the National Arts Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation. On Sounds Good, Shapiro reads from his work and talks about how he became a poet after his high school basketball career ended.

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Arts
3:37 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Slam Poet "Snacks" Starts West Kentucky Poets Group

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Slam Poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins runs a mentoring program at the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club in Paducah and shares his poetry with us during Sounds Good. He also brings news of a West Kentucky Poets group he's working on starting. 

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Arts
1:09 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

WKMS Love Poems Sound Good Contest!

Do you want kiss Carl Kasell? Do you dream of Diane Rehm? Is WKMS your valentine?

Then write us a poem to tell us why you love WKMS! Write an ode to your favorite host, a sonnet for your go-to program, or a haiku for a memorable driveway moment.

Poems can be any length or form. They just have to express your love for public radio.

The Top 10 Poets will receive a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in Downtown Paducah, delivered to their sweetheart (or their own sweet tooth) and the winning poems will be read on air during Sounds Good on Valentine's Day!

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Culture
1:08 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Paducah Author Among Finalists for 2014 KY Writers Hall of Fame

Etheridge Knight
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Paducah poet Etheridge Knight is among the thirteen finalists for the 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.  Knight was born in Mississippi but moved with his family to Paducah when his father got a job working on Kentucky Dam.  

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Arts
2:21 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Holiday Poems from Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Director Ann Neelon

Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Ann Neelon visits Kate Locte on Sounds Good to read a selection of favorite poems for the holiday season. They also talk about the upcoming MFA residency, visiting writers, and the latest issue of the New Madrid literary journal.

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Arts
3:46 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Dr. Roger Weis Dreams of the Sea in a New Book of Poetry

Dr. Roger Weis joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss and read poems from his 8th book, sea dreams. Weis says he fell in love with the sea when he worked at his neighbor's hotel in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a teenager. It was the same year he began writing poetry. Weis directed Youth and Nonprofit Leadership at Murray State University for 25 years and now serves as Assistant Dean of its College of Health Sciences and Human Services. To purchase copies of his book, visit bookstore.murraystate.edu. or call 270-809-4388. The book sells for $14 and all royalties go to charity.

Arts
12:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Wicker Poetry Ponders Pop Culture Icons

The 2012 publication of "Maybe the Saddest Thing" gave poet Marcus Wicker more national attention. His earning the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship brought him a $15,000 prize. He teaches writing at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and reads from his works this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Murray State as a visiting artist in the MFA Summer Reading series. The reading is open to all in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts. Kate Lochte met Mr. Wicker by phone.

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Arts
4:18 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

MFA Reading Series Begins Saturday with Alumni Poet Larry O. Dean

Chicago-based teacher, poet, singer, songwriter Larry O. Dean is an alumnus of the MFA program and opens its summer readings program at 3 p.m. Saturday in Clara M. Eagle Gallery on the 6th floor of Doyle Fine Arts.  His latest book is titled Brief Nudity.  He tells Kate Lochte how being a Poet-In-Residence in Chicago Public Schools is good for his writing practice and shares a few of his "people" poems.

Arts
11:09 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Kentucky Monthly Seeking Submissions for 6th Annual Writers' Showcase

Kate Lochte speaks with Steve Vest, the owner and publisher of Vested Interest Publications - Kentucky Monthly magazine’s parent company, who gives us the scoop on how to enter its 6th Annual Literary Showcase. Kentucky Monthly is seeking fiction, creative-non fiction and poetry submissions from Kentucky writers, which includes anyone who currently lives in Kentucky, or has lived in Kentucky and uses it as their subject matter. See how to submit your work on the Kentucky Monthly website.

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