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Yolanda Wisher

Poet laureate of Philadelphia Yolanda Wisher joins Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to talk about the poets-in-the-schools program coordinated by Aspen Words.

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On Friday, December 13th, KDNK hosted a poetry slam in collaboration with Aspen Words and Under Alya's Umbrella. For part two, click on the headline.

In collaboration with Aspen Words and The Poetry Market, KDNK hosted a poetry slam on December 13, 2019. Previewing the event, Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ellie Scott of Aspen Words, organizer Alya Howe, and poets Jo Altmaier and Matt Roeser. Audio from the slam will be aired on Decemeber 28 at 10pm.

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Aspen Words Executive Director Adrienne Brodeur joins KDNK volunteer Abigail Gierke on Booked to discuss her new memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. Adrienne Brodeur presents her book at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, December 6, at 5:30pm.

Tuesday Community Calendar

Oct 15, 2019
Aspen Words

Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, October 15th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Aspen Words Writer in Residence Aja Gabel presenting at The Hooch, click on the headline.

On Friday, September 21, The Launchpad in Carbondale hosts The Salon curated by Alya Howe. Performers include a filmmaker, dancers, and a comedian. Alya stopped by Express Yourself with playwright Cassidy Willey to share details about this and a partnership with Aspen Words, bringing poetry to youth at KDNK.

Out of 16, just five remain.

The Aspen Words Literary Prize, now in its second year, has trimmed its longlist of 16 nominees to just five finalists. The books on the shortlist, unveiled Wednesday, all manage to "illuminate a vital contemporary issue and demonstrate the transformative power of literature on thought and culture," according to Aspen judges.

Jeffrey Foucault, Myrlin Hepworth and Logan Phillips all do what they do best.

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They've been on the program before, but they never fail to impress with their poetry and their passion. They're back for the third or fourth time on Express Yourself, and we heard a new poem from each.

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Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, January 23rd, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For a list of today's events like Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium follow the headline...

In which we learn, again, that Justice Snow's in Aspen is a KDNK kind of place, that Sam Bush is a damn good storyteller, and that womanhood is the revenge for girlhood. Just another Express Yourself here on KDNK.

Three Slam Poets

Feb 17, 2017
Toluwanimi Obiwole

Toluwanimi Obiwole, Mercedez Holtry and Myrlin Hepworth visited Ape on the Dink to talk about the Youth Poetry Slam  tonight at the Third Street Center. FAIR WARNING: Toluwanimi's poem will make you cry.