poetry http://wamc.org en Vox Pop : Poetry Forum : 4/16/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-poetry-forum-41614 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April is National Poetry Month, and today we’ll celebrate the likes of Whitman, Frost, and Ginsberg by welcoming readings of your favorite poems and recollections of how you discovered and fell in love with those words.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 88306 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Poetry Forum : 4/16/14 "His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute" By Maya Angelou http://wamc.org/post/his-day-done-nelson-mandela-tribute-maya-angelou <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">His Day is Done</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Maya Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to lead his people into a new era.</span></p><p>Maya Angelou joins us to discuss the poem and the loss of a man she feels fortunate to have called a friend.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83534 at http://wamc.org "His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute" By Maya Angelou Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems From Billy Collins http://wamc.org/post/aimless-love-new-and-selected-poems-billy-collins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins has put together his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years.</p><p><em>Aimless Love</em> combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books - <em>Nine Horses</em>, <em>The Trouble with Poetry</em>, <em>Ballistics</em>, and <em>Horoscopes for the Dead</em>.</p><p>Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79826 at http://wamc.org Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems From Billy Collins Made in the Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/made-berkshires <p></p><p>Curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, <a href="http://madeintheberkshires.org">Made in the Berkshires </a>is a locally-grown festival of new works including theatre, film, dance, poetry, music, short stories, performance and visual art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The 2013 Made in the Berkshires Festival being held from October 11 to October 13 at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage, and The Unicorn Theatre. Hilary and Barbara join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75227 at http://wamc.org Made in the Berkshires Paul Elisha: Back To Poetic Sanity http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-back-poetic-sanity <p>What does the phrase:”National Destiny,” truly mean?&nbsp; Too often, the impassioned palaver of politicians simply get it wrong.&nbsp; Here, where the spirit of the self-proclaimed destiny of unified accomplishment became the gargantuan model of every free individual’s dream, we have created ‘Nervana-Run-Amock.’&nbsp; The result has been the ‘Malling’ of America, with ‘Big-Box’ outlets and Strip-Malls covering every vestige&nbsp; of green that Nature has grown.&nbsp; This evolution has been accompanied by the corrosion of a nationwide network of infrastructure, unmatched in any other populous expanse.&nbsp; This is the burden with which our ‘National Destiny’ of material acquisition has endowed us.&nbsp; Now our problem is: What to do about it?</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:33:55 +0000 Paul Elisha 70332 at http://wamc.org The Sixth Annual Mount Tremper Summer Arts Festival http://wamc.org/post/sixth-annual-mount-tremper-summer-arts-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mounttremperarts.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sixth Annual Mount Tremper Arts Festival </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">presents adventurous artists, intimate audience experiences and unique </span>“Art-B-Qs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” - all nestled in the Catskill Mountains.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The festival features 11 weeks of programming where art can be a radical adventure and audiences, along with artists, can have a relaxing environment for nourishing their shared curiosity.</span></p><p>Here now to tell us more are Mount Tremper Arts Artistic Director Mathew Pokoik and Aynsley Vandenbroucke.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68093 at http://wamc.org The Sixth Annual Mount Tremper Summer Arts Festival Book Picks - The Golden Notebook http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-golden-notebook-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">Jacqueline Kellachan from&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.goldennotebook.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">The Golden Notebook</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">&nbsp;in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">List after the break.</span></em></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 65123 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Golden Notebook Vox Pop : Poetry Forum : 4/10/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-poetry-forum-41013 <p>April is National Poetry Month, and today we’ll celebrate the likes of Whitman, Frost, and Ginsberg by welcoming readings of your favorite poems and recollections of how you discovered and fell in love with those words.&nbsp;</p><p>Today in studio we welcome our very own <a href="http://www.wamc.org/term/paul-elisha">Paul Elisha</a> and poet Sarah Weist who will be reciting some of their poetry favorites. We will also be joined via telephone by Stu Bartow and a special guest poet. We welcome your favorites as well. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 61913 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Poetry Forum : 4/10/13 A Bard's Eye View - Djelloul Marbrook http://wamc.org/post/bards-eye-view-djelloul-marbrook-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>April is National Poetry Month. In this edition of A Bard's Eye View, WAMC's resident poet, Paul Elisha, sits down for a conversation with Djelloul Marbrook. They discuss Djelloul's work, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982810016/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0982810016&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Brushstrokes and glances</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0982810016" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p>Djelloul Marbrook's book of poems, <em>Far from Algiers</em>, won the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and the 2010 International Book Award in poetry. He worked for many years as a reporter and editor for newspapers including the <em>Providence Journal</em>, <em>Elmira Star-Gazette</em>, <em>Baltimore Sun</em>, <em>Winston-Salem Journal</em>, <em>Washington Star</em>, and others. He lives in New York s mid-Hudson Valley with his wife Marilyn.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:02:01 +0000 Paul Elisha 61478 at http://wamc.org A Bard's Eye View - Djelloul Marbrook "Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton" http://wamc.org/post/taps-walls-poems-hanoi-hilton <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How did a prisoner of war survive six years and eight months of soul-crushing imprisonment in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War? By writing poetry. And how did he do it without pencil or paper?</span></p><p>Then-Captain John Borling "wrote" and memorized poems to keep his mind sharp and spirits up. He shared his creations with fellow captives by their only means of communication—the forbidden POW tap code. Rapping on the cell walls with his knuckles, he tapped poems, certainly of pain and despair, but also of humor, encouragement, and hope, to keep everyone’s strength and spirits alive.</p><p>John Borling joins us to talk about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615659055/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0615659055&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0615659055" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59421 at http://wamc.org "Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton"