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Sunday, May 18: Wordslingers Poetry Radio Show

May 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Chicago, Culture, Fringe, Journal, Lit, Performance, Poetry

This Sunday evening, May 18, I’ll be appearing on the radio program Wordslingers.

Wordslingers, hosted by Michael C. Watson, airs on the first and third Sundays of each and every month, and features Chicago-area poets reading their work and being interviewed live on the radio. You’d think there’d be a law against that kind of thing, but apparently not.

I’ll be sharing the hour with Mary Blinn, one of my fellow contributors to the Winter 2008 issue of After Hours. Mary was also on the bill at the After Hours reading at DvA Gallery a couple weeks back (which was a lovely evening all around), and I guess Michael thought the two of us made a nice combo. Like, say, an elegant Riesling paired with some peanut butter on nuclear-orange cheese-with-a-Z crackers. (I’ll let you listen to the show and decide which of us is which.)

The program takes place from 8-9 PM US central time, on Loyola’s community radio station WLUW, 88.7 FM. If you can’t remember how to work the dials on the dusty old radio machine under the tarp in the garage, you can also listen to the show live on WLUW’s Web site.

And if you miss it on Sunday night, presumably you’ll be able to listen to it in the Wordslingers “Vox Cafe” online archive eventually.

Here’s some of Mary’s work: “Age of Reason,” one of a series of poetry videos she has up on YouTube.



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