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Wordslingers Appearance Now Online, and Poem of the Week on Deep Dish

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Blogs, Books, Chicago, Culture, Fringe, Journal, Lit, Performance, Poetry, Politics

For those of you who didn’t hear it on the public airwaves a couple of weeks back, because you were busy painting your toenails or defending the earth or something, my appearance on the Wordslingers poetry radio show from Sunday 5/18 is now online in the Vox Cafe archive on the Wordslingers Web site — available for your streaming delight at whatever mad moment the mood might strike you.

Look for the show that says “WordSlingers with Mary Blinn & Dave Awl – 05/18/2008” — right now it’s easy to find because it’s on top of the list. Click the purple buttons and stream yourself silly.

After our host Michael Watson kicks off the show, the first segment is the fabulous Mary Blinn, who is Riesling in my book, and who does a number of striking and memorable poems (and I chime in once or twice). And then my segment starts about a half hour or so into the show.

I read a few things from What the Sea Means, plus a couple of newer poems that aren’t in the book, and we chat a little bit about Barack Obama and New Wave dancing, too. Because those things are bound to come up.

Also: I’m the featured poet this week on a blog called Deep Dish, which serves up a fresh piping-hot slice of Chicago poetry every week. The editor of Deep Dish chose my poem “Wednesday” from the “Bestiary” suite to feature. Thanks, Deep Dish!

And finally — if you decide that you actually like listening to me read my poems online, maybe because the fumes from that pedicure are affecting your brain, then there’s lots more in the “Totally Dave” feature at e-poets.net, including a reading of the complete “Bestiary” suite.


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