Poetry

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.

From NPR: oh cherry blossom
we celebrate thee with rows
of lovely haiku

Teaching Poetry to Kids and Recording for Radio

Apr 8, 2013

Murray State’s Teacher Quality Institute’s Constance Alexander brings poetry to the studio on Sounds Good today. She’s produced Poetry Minutes for WKMS over the past several years. In the conversation, she reads some of the poems written by area school kids for the project, and talks about teaching poetry to kids, how to interpret something like a photo or painting using carefully constructed words.

Click here to listen to this year's Poetry Minutes.

Bonus: Here's last year's Poetry Minutes!

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Hear Poetry Minutes every weekday in April at 7:19 AM, 11:40 AM, and 4:19 PM

In honor of National Poetry Month, WKMS and Murray State University's Teacher Quality Institute have teamed up again for a special project during April, bringing short poems by students in western Kentucky public schools, that air at 7:19 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 4:19 p.m. weekdays through Tuesday, April 30.

Poems About Picturing America, influenced by William Carlos Williams

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Jazmyne Lilly, Senior from Lone Oak High School, competes in the state Poetry Out Loud Championship in Frankfort Tuesday, March 12.  She is one of three seniors from our region among seventeen finalists for the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth in national competition.  She previews her recitation of a Carl Sandburg poem for us.

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The Black Caucus of the American Library Association has given its 2013 Best Poetry Award to Hopkinsville native and author bell hooks for her book "Appalachian Elegy."

Thank you to everyone who sent us a love poem as part of our First Ever Love Poems Sound Good Contest. We hope to make it an annual tradition, so be sure to keep us in your minds and hearts. Today, on a special Valentine's Day edition of Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Bec Feldhaus read the ten finalists with much adulation and affection. The top ten poets received a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in downtown Paducah! ...And here they are in their printed glory:

Dr. Charles Daughaday, long-time faculty member of the Department of English at Murray State University, visits Sounds Good to reflect on his writing life and the value of poetry today.  He shares one of his poems and attests to his strong belief in the value of the Humanities and literature.

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Two well-published poets who both teach at The University of West Georgia near Atlanta, Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser, give a reading of their works in Clara Eagle Gallery, starting at 6 p.m.Thursday. Then on Friday, they take the bull by the horns and offer two presentations about teaching and learning basic composition. Davidson and Fraser have co-authored two books: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing. Kate Lochte wanted to learn more about how they approach teaching writing at the college level.

Headlines and soundbytes from world leaders is sometimes the only impressions we get of a country, but how often does a politician or president accurately reflect your voice? Commentator Darlene Mazzone shares a page from her diary, about a trip to Nepal, where she discovered that the key to understanding foreign people and places it to seek the poetry in the details of their cultures.

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