Poetry

Every summer in Carbondale, the High School High Scholar program, also known as (HS)2, hosts 75 first-generation high school students for 5 weeks of rigorous classes and exciting outdoor adventures. Listen here to the incredible voices of a few of those students performing music and poetry for their annual talent show, Coffee House.

Alya Howe offers 

another installment in the Antiviral Poetry Series. This one features poems read by Cassidy Willey, Julie Comins, Luisa Berne and Samuel Bernal. Alya finishes it with the reading of a chldren's story.

AntiViral Part 5 features the voice of curator Alya Howe, with poems by Kristin Carlson, Iliana Renteria Bernal, Art Goodtimes (read by Alya Howe), and Charles Braddy. It also has a poem by Uche Ogbuji, who is bringing awareness to the devastating tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Last Wednesday was a day of awareness. Uche says "listeners should be aware even in this time of COVID, and if they can help, it's hard to imagine a more urgent cause." Click here for more information.

The Women's Voices Project Reflects on Lockdown with 'The Collective Pause'

May 12, 2020
VOICES

Before COVID-19, local arts organization VOICES was working towards its second annual Women's Voices Theater project. 8 local women taking the stage with work they created. This is important because women's work is produced 1/5th as often as men's on stage.  Unfortunately VOICES had to postpone the event to Mother's Day, 2021. But they wouldn't let the pandemic have the final say! To provide an outlet for these performers, they produced a special podcast titled "The Collective Pause" that aired on Mother's Day. It features work from Suzie Brady, Vanessa Porras, Renee Prince, Natalie Spears, Marcia Weese and MinTze Wu. All reflecting on their experience with lockdown. Some more serious pieces, some humor - all heart.

Antiviral Part 4 - Poems About Mothers

May 10, 2020
Antiviral

AntiViral Part 4 features the voice of curator Alya Howe, with poems by Rosemerry Trommer, Luisa Berne, Stefano De Fre, and Trina Ortega. Alya Howe finished out the segment with an additional poem by Billy Collins. Click here for individual poems in this episode.

AntiViral Part 3 Keeps the Poetry Flowing

May 1, 2020
AntiViral

AntiViral Part 3 features the voices of curator Alya Howe, as well as poets Chris Ryerson, Nicole B. Hagg and Halle Zander, with additional poems by Lynn Unger and Kitty O'Meara.

Alya Howe Presents AntiViral Part 2

Apr 17, 2020
AntiViral

Honoring April as National Poetry Month, Alya Howe continues "AntiViral" on Express Yourself.

Bill Kight

On this month's For Land's Sake, host Bill Kight shares his love for poetry and shares several evocative favorites.

Alya Howe

Like a balm for worn souls, we are thankful that our global quarantine coincides with National Poetry Month! Alya Howe, founder of The Poetry Market and co-creator of Poets on Purpose, is beginning a new initiative on KDNK called "AntiViral." Her first collaborators are Rosemerry Wahtolla Trommer and Stefano Da Fre, each sharing original poetry inspired by our collective yet personal predicament.

AZYEP

AZYEP executive director Beth Wysong has initiated a community-wide project in recognition of April as National Poetry Month. She gave details and shared examples with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself.

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.

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.

Stress by Luz

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

What It Is by Danny

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Dual Survivor by Graham

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Untitled by Maria

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Lost by Anika

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Deck of Cards by Joy

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Home by Joy

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Clear Skies and Waterfalls by Levi

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found. Listen to more stories and poems here.

Memories of Dreams by Cassandra

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Home Sweet Home by Cassandra

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

It's Growing Up by David

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

I Forgive You by Alexandra

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Pain by Danishia

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

Love, Hate Situation by Danishia

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

This is My Goodbye by Millie

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

To My Best of Friends by Millie

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

We Were Strangers by Katie

May 16, 2019

Students from Adam Carballeira's Creative Writing Class at Roaring Fork High School wrote poems and stories about the theme lost and found.

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