Poets & Poetry http://www.kunc.org en News From Lake Wobegon: Garrison Keillor Has A New Book Of Poetry http://www.kunc.org/post/news-lake-wobegon-garrison-keillor-has-new-book-poetry If you're a regular public radio listener, you may hear Garrison Keillor every morning reading <em>other</em> people's poems on <a href="http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/" target="_blank">The Writer's Almanac</a>. Now, the <a href="http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/" target="_blank">Prairie Home Companion</a> host has decided to share some of his own<em> </em>poems for a change. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:24:00 +0000 50143 at http://www.kunc.org News From Lake Wobegon: Garrison Keillor Has A New Book Of Poetry Book News: Slam Poet's 'OCD' Love Poem Makes Waves http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-slam-poets-ocd-love-poem-makes-waves <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnKZ4pdSU-s</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:42:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 48374 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Slam Poet's 'OCD' Love Poem Makes Waves Pinsky's 'Singing School': Poetry For The Verse Averse http://www.kunc.org/post/pinskys-singing-school-poetry-verse-averse For Robert Pinsky, the pleasure in poetry comes from the music of the language, and not from the meaning of the words. So he put together an anthology of 80 poems that are models by master poets<strong> </strong>-- from Sappho to Allen Ginsberg, Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson.<p>"For a lot of people, well-meaning teaching has made poetry seem arcane, difficult, kind of brown-knotting medicine that might be good for you but doesn't taste so good," Pinsky says. "So I tried to make a collection of poetry that would be fun. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Tom Vitale 47976 at http://www.kunc.org Pinsky's 'Singing School': Poetry For The Verse Averse One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat' http://www.kunc.org/post/one-more-swing-casey-bat <em>Frank Deford puts aside his gripes this week to pay tribute to the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, first published in the </em>San Francisco Examiner <em>125 years ago June 3.</em><p>The Outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:<br />The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.<br />And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,<br />A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.<p>A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest<br />Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast; Wed, 29 May 2013 02:03:00 +0000 Frank Deford 44975 at http://www.kunc.org One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat' Book News: Navajo Nation Names Its First Poet Laureate http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-navajo-nation-names-its-first-poet-laureate <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Luci Tapahonso has been named the <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/04/30/luci-tapahonso-named-navajo-nations-first-poet-laureate-149114">Navajo Nation's first poet laureate</a>. Elmer Guy, president of Navajo Technical College in New Mexico, announced the news and said Tapahonso will be officially introduced to the public May 17. Fri, 03 May 2013 10:52:00 +0000 43787 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Navajo Nation Names Its First Poet Laureate