Poetry and Everything

Poetry and Everything

kboo.fm/program/poetry-and-everything
KBOO Radio is a community-powered station in Portland Oregon


Poetry and Everything on 05/27/19
May 28
Harold Johnson
Mar 26
Harold Johnson, a poet and teacher of visual art and English, was born in Yakima, Washington in the heart of the Great Depression; he grew up and attended public school there. His experience with poetry started with poems his mother taught him while he…
Poetry and Science
Mar 9
Poetry and sound with Judith Arcana of Poetry and Everything, Tiel Ansari of Wider Window Poetry, and Nikki Martin of Threshold Shift. We’ll be exploring the intersections between poetry and sound, words and representation, art and science on this…
Wendy Willis
Feb 26
Wendy Willis is the author of two books of poems and a collection of essays. She is the Founder and Director of Oregon’s Kitchen Table, a program of the National Policy Consensus Center in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University,…
Kristin Berger
Jan 29
Kristin Berger is the author of four poetry collections: Echolocation (Cirque Press, 2018), How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), For the Willing (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and Refugia, forthcoming from Persian Pony Press in 2019. From 2009-2011,…
David Ruteizer
Dec 25, 2018
David Ruteizer, grandchild of Jewish immigrants, grew up in Illinois and Massachusetts. He has an MFA in Creative Writing and his poems appear in Drash, Harpur Palate, Jewish Currents and North Coast Squid. David is the founder of December First Writers;…
Tim Whitsel
Nov 27, 2018
Tim Whitsel believes in the power of dogwood blossoms. He may have migrated west on a solitary bicycle at the age of nineteen. He remembers the cheekbones of the first girl he kissed. Tim has not published these notions, but he did win first prize at the…
Alicia Jo Rabins
Oct 23, 2018
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, musician and teacher of Torah. She received the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize for Divinity School in 2015; her new book, Fruit Geode, was published in 2018 by Augury Books. Rabins created and performed Girls…
Michael Spring
Sep 25, 2018
Michael Spring is the author of four poetry books and one children’s book. He’s won several awards, including the Turtle Island Poetry Award and honorable mentions for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and the Green Book Festival Award. In 2016 he won a…
Wendy Chen
Aug 28, 2018
Wendy Chen is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, as well as fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Rattle,…
Kirsten Rian
Jul 24, 2018
Kirsten Rian’s poetry and prose have appeared in numerous publications. She has been awarded artist fellowships, grants, and international residencies, and has led creative writing workshops in several places, including post-war Sierra Leone and refugee…
Cindy Williams-Gutierrez
Jun 26, 2018
Poet-dramatist Cindy Williams-Gutierrez was awarded the 2018 Editor’s Choice Poetry Prize from Willow Books for Inlay with Nacre the Names of Forgotten Women which explores the contemporary oppression of women around the world. She received the 2017…
Jessica Mehta
May 29, 2018
Jessica Mehta is a poet and novelist. Born and raised in Oregon, she’s a member of the Cherokee Nation. Jessica has written ten books, and has received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award grant in Poetry and a Potlatch Award grant for Native Artists, as…
Josh Lubin
Apr 24, 2018
Josh Lubin has been performing and organizing literary events in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years. Most recently he was the curator and host of the weekly performance series Salon Skid Row, which ran for 2 years (2014-2016). His work can be found online…
Carolyn Martin
Mar 27, 2018
From Assistant Professor of English to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and dry summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout…
Kaia Sand
Feb 27, 2018
Kaia Sand has worked as a poet, artist, organizer, and teacher. Since her work twenty years ago as a volunteer for Yellow Brick Road, much of her energy has focused on economic injustice and homelessness, from a magic show about the financial collapse to…
Peter Hamer
Jan 23, 2018
Peter Hamer lives in Estacada, Oregon with his wife, two cats and an elderly Labrador Retriever. He sits on the Estacada Arts Commission, is the Music Coordinator for the Estacada Summer Celebration annual art and music festival, and serves on the board…
Trevino L. Brings Plenty
Dec 26, 2017
Trevino L. Brings Plenty is an American and Native American: a Lakota Indian born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, USA. He’s a poet and musician who lives, works, and writes in Portland, Oregon. He is singer/songwriter/guitarist for…
Jennifer Richter
Nov 28, 2017
Jennifer Richter’s two poetry collections have both been named Oregon Book Award Finalists: her second book, No Acute Distress, was chosen by Major Jackson; her first, Threshold, by Robert Pinsky. Richter has been awarded an Oregon Literary Fellowship as…
Tom Hogan
Oct 24, 2017
Tom Hogan, born and raised in the Portland area, has written five chapbooks of poetry, the first of which, Poems for the Journey, came out in 2001; the fifth, Cathedral Rock, was published in 2008. His first full-length collection was The Promise of the…