OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 16, 2017
We interview poet Tracy K. Smith at Literary Arts in front of an audience.
OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Conrad Wilson brings us a story about an Oregon man who was discharged from the military after being the victim of a sexual assault. High school student Mitchell Lenneville is headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national poetry recitation contest.
OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2016
We hear from OPB reporter Amelia Templeton about the long-standing complaints by the Portland neighbors of Precision Castparts, which has apparently been emitting toxic pollution for decades. Camas-based author Jonna Ivin analyzes the role of race and class in Donald Trump's popularity. And we talk to former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove about her work.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2015
The Oregon State Fair runs through Labor Day, September 7. We broadcast live on the first day of the fair and talked to all kinds of participants — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: March 27, 2015
FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"
OPB | Broadcast: March 20, 2015
Poet Jane Hirshfield discusses her new books, "The Beauty," and "Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World."
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2013
FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 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 | Broadcast: July 5, 2013
In this rebroadcast, the five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.
OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2013
The five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.
OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 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 | Broadcast: March 1, 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.