OPB | July 23, 2015
We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.
OPB | March 20, 2015
FRIDAY: Poet Jane Hirshfield discusses her new books: "The Beauty," and "Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World."
OPB | Dec. 25, 2014
THURSDAY: For our Christmas day rebroadcast, we bring you the show we recorded on January 17 this year, the day that would have been the 100th birthday of the late poet laureate.
OPB | May 29, 2014
THURSDAY: Peter Sears and Paulann Petersen talk about their own experiences and reflect on the past and future of the Oregon poet laureate.
OPB | Feb. 21, 2014
FRIDAY: Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni's latest collection, Chasing Utopia, blends poetry and prose to tells stories that are both personal and political.
OPB | Jan. 17, 2014
FRIDAY: 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of William Stafford. You can join the conversation about his life and legacy at Portland's Central Library. Find out more here.
OPB | Dec. 24, 2013
TUESDAY: We'll talk to some of the student poets whose work appears in the new anthology inspired by the writing of Oregon's former poet laureate.
OPB | Dec. 13, 2013
FRIDAY: A small arts organization in Corvallis is convening a poetry reading this Friday — to ferns. We'll talk to one of the three readers and find out what appealed to her about the idea of reading poetry to a leafy plant.
OPB | Nov. 22, 2013
FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Nov. 05, 2013
TUESDAY: Public radio icon, Garrison Keillor, has published his first volume of original poetry. He'll talk with us about O, What a Luxury, and his other radio and literary work.
OPB | July 05, 2013
In this rebroadcast, the five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.
OPB | May 08, 2013
The five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.
OPB | May 06, 2013
The poet Stephanie Lenox joins us to talk about channeling the voices of other people, and telling her own stories, in her collection Congress of Strange People.
OPB | March 01, 2013
MARCH 2013: Portland author Mary Szybist's "Incarnadine" has won the National Book Award for poetry. Listen back to the conversation we had with Szybist in March.
OPB | June 14, 2011
Oregon poet laureate, Paulann Petersen, calls herself an ambassador for poetry in Oregon. We explore what that means to her.
OPB | Jan. 27, 2011
Poet Elyse Fenton is next in our continuing series of conversations with Northwest writers.
OPB | May 25, 2010
What are the specific challenges of being in the National Guard?