Interesting People Reading Poetry
About This Show
A show where artists and changemakers read a favorite poem and talk about what it means to them. At the end of every episode, we check the Haiku Hotline for listener-submitted voicemail poems on a given theme. Co-created by Andy & Brendan Stermer.
Most Recent Episode
Chris Koza & Malena Handeen: Live!
We're celebrating the last episode of our first season with a special double feature, recorded live at Java River Cafe in Montevideo, Minnesota. Our guests are Chris Koza and Malena Handeen.
Chris Koza is the frontman of the Americana rock band Rogue Valley. In this interview, he reads a poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith that helped inspire his new side project, Nobody Kid.
Malena Handeen is a painter, songwriter, and organic vegetable farmer based in Western Minnesota. In this episode, she reads a poem by Tyehimba Jess and discusses how the weather affects her creative life.
Later on, members of our audience participate in our first ever live Haiku Hotline."The Museum of Obsolescence" by Tracy K. Smith appears in the book Life on Mars, published by Graywolf Press."What the Wind, Rain and Thunder Said to Tom" by Tyehimba Jess appears in the book Olio, published by Wave Books.
This episode includes these sounds from freesound.org: "Thunder, thunderstorm, lightening" by YleArkisto and "Rain and Thunder in the Forest" by pulswelle.
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