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Tennyson, Ginsberg, Whitman

Wordshakers {format} 54:00 Alex Caldiero, Scott Carrier, Andrei Codrescu, Barrett Golding, Larry Massett, The Professor, Marjorie Van Halteren & [Hearing Voices]

Poetry Grits Glory Verve in this (((Hearing Voices))) Poetry Month special. Host Hosted by Andrei Codrescu, of NPR and The Exquisite Corpse, featuring: Lord Alfred Tennyson bangs the podium in "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Thomas Edison waxes Walt Whitman's "America." Cheerleaders Chant" a found-poem. Host Andrei Codrescu decontructs his "Poetry." Denise Levertov knows "The Secret." Carl Sandburg wonders "What is Poetry?" (produced by Barrett Golding). Scott Carrier presents the categorical conundrum of "Alex Caldiero- Poet?" Ed Sanders poses "A Question of Fame." Host Codrescu gives a play-by-play of "Poetic Terrorism." DJ Spooky remixes Vladimir Maiakovski. Pre-teen poet Sawyer Shetfs lists "The Sound I Hear at Night." In New Orleans a hot-dog vendor, a barkeep, and a stripper get churned in the "Poetry Combine (produced by Larry Massett). "Soldiers Drill" their found-poem. Jan Kerouac responds to her father's poetry and parenting in "Jan on Jack" (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren). Allen Ginsberg runs a "Personals Ad." Marianne Faithful performs Gregory Corso's "Getting to the Poem." Another poem is found in "Double Dutch Rhymes." Alex Caldiero concludes "Poetry is Wanted Here." And a Phoebe Snow fan helps sing "Poetry Man." More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Apr 1 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Literature, Historical

Wildly painted trailer

Poetry Combine {format} {format} 7:37 Andrei Codrescu & Larry Massett

A trio of poetry students from Louisiana State University are introduced to the poets on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, with the assignment to write poems about the people they met. The combine encounters a hot dog vendor, a stripper and a club owner. [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 9 2004 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Cultural, Literature

Andrei Codrescu at amusement park

Eyes of Sibiu {format} 12:15 Andrei Codrescu & Larry Massett

Andrei returns to Romania, his homeland. "Look at the old lady looking out. She’s been looking out for three hundred years. And she’s still curious. She looks like she’s seen everyone: the Romans in their sandals, Germans in jackboots, gypsies with feet of silver, and the communists in their dialectical slippers; and pretty soon, the rollerblades will be coming. She’s not going anywhere." [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 13 2003 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: International, Travel, Literature, Historical

Full Earth from Space, photo from NASA

An Hour of Earth {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Andrei Codrescu, Barrett Golding, Tom Lopez, Sarah Vowell & [Hearing Voices]

An Earth Day special. Hosted by Barrett Golding, featuring: "Underground Lunchroom" by Sarah Vowell- A congressional controversy over a cave cafeteria. "Green River Stories" by Scott Carrier- floating a Rocky Mountain river. "Singing Frogs" by Tom Lopez of ZBS- a true tale of toads... or are they frogs? "Subtext: Communicating with Horses" and "Killer Whales" by Jay Allison- from his series Animals & Other Storeis. "The Environment" by Andrei Codrescu- from cowfields to fast rood in under a minute. "Blackfish" by Barrett Golding- Dr. John Ford of the Vancouver Aquariium, with music by Jeff Arntsen of Racket Ship. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Apr 20 2002 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Travel, Science, Environment, Specials

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