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Listening Back To The William Stafford Centennial

OPB |Dec. 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Incoming And Outgoing Oregon Poet Laureates

OPB |May 29, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Peter Sears and Paulann Petersen talk about their own experiences and reflect on the past and future of the Oregon poet laureate.

Poet Nikki Giovanni On "Chasing Utopia"

OPB |Feb. 21, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni's latest collection, Chasing Utopia, blends poetry and prose to tells stories that are both personal and political.

William Stafford Centennial

OPB |Jan. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford

OPB |Dec. 24, 2013 12:35 p.m.

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.

Reading Poetry To Ferns

OPB |Dec. 13, 2013 12:45 p.m.

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.

News Roundtable: November 22, 2013

OPB |Nov. 22, 2013 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Garrison Keillor

OPB |Nov. 05, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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.

One More Verselandia!

July 05, 2013 12:06 p.m.

In this rebroadcast, the five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.


May 08, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.

Stephanie Lenox And The Poetry of Voice

May 06, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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.

Mary Szybist Discusses "Incarnadine"

March 01, 2013 12:40 p.m.

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.

Scott Poole's Sliding Glass Door

Dec. 12, 2011 9:30 a.m.

We'll talk with Northwest poet Scott Poole about his new collection of poems, The Sliding Glass Door.

Rebroadcast: Paulann Petersen

June 14, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Oregon poet laureate, Paulann Petersen, calls herself an ambassador for poetry in Oregon. We explore what that means to her.

Northwest Passages: Elyse Fenton

Jan. 27, 2011 9 a.m.

Poet Elyse Fenton is next in our continuing series of conversations with Northwest writers.

Challenges for the National Guard

May 25, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the specific challenges of being in the National Guard?

How to Talk to Kids about Sexual Offenders

May 21, 2010 9 a.m.

How do you talk to kids about sexual offenders?

Unpacking Heat

April 02, 2010 9 a.m.

When is carrying an unconcealed weapon confrontational? When might it be considered illegal?

Northwest Passages: Crystal Williams

March 04, 2010 9 a.m.

Poet Crystal Williams on race and relationships.

Rebroadcast: Shaindel Beers

Jan. 01, 2010 9 a.m.

Refreshing poet Shaindel Beers.

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