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2009 Review (December 25, 2009)

2009 Review - In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 th

Albom

Mitch Albom - Writer Mitch Albom's rabbi asked him to deliver his eulogy when he died. The ensuing e

Barrows, Annie (December 18, 2009)

Annie Barrows - Known for her Ivy + Bean series of children's books, Annie Barrows never dreamed the

Butler - II

Robert Olen Butler - Writer Robert Olen Butler discusses writing �from where you dream,� which h

Chabon

Michael Chabon - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon has turned to essay writing with MAPS

Dana, Robert (April 16, 2010)

Robert Dana - Former Poet Laureate of Iowa, Robert Dana, reminisces about attending the Iowa Writers

Dunant, Sarah (November 13, 2009)

Sarah Dunant - English writer Sarah Dunant has a certain degree of recognition in her home country,

Erdrich, Heid (December 4, 2009)

onal Monuments, which won the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.

Hill, Sean (February 6, 2009)

Sean Hill - Sean Hill, a native of Milledgeville, Georgia, is the author of the poetry collection Bl

Kirby

David Kirby - David Kirby is a nationally renowned poet who is influenced by popular culture from Da

Rodriguez, Linda (October 4, 2013)

eaturing archive audio from a 2009 interview as well as a 2013 update, Linda Rodriguez, the winner o

Leonin, Mia (January 1, 2010)

Mia Leonin - Growing up in small-town Missouri with a single mother, Mia Leonin always thought she w

Lopez, Steve (August 27, 2010)

k, The Soloist, winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Award for creative non-fiction.  The book chr

Marquart, Debra (March 6, 2009)

Debra Marquart - Growing up on a North Dakota farm, Debra Marquart couldn't wait to leave. Now, she

Moriarty, Laura (November 27, 2009)

Laura Moriarty - Novelist Laura Moriarty is the author of the acclaimed book group favorite, The Cen

Nafisi, Azar (March 20, 2009)

Azar Nafisi - Growing up in pre-revolutionary Iran, Azar Nafisi did not have a particularly happy fa

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee (January 22, 2010)

generation American poet and 2009 NEA fellow, Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her two books of poet

O'Neill

eph O'Neill - NETHERLAND, the 2009 novel by Joseph O�Neill, won the PEN/Faulkner award. He discuss

Pinsky

Robert Pinsky - Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads poetry from his new collection GULF MU

Pinsky, Robert (October 22, 2010)

Robert Pinsky - Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky discusses his new book of prose, Thousands o

Raz, Hilda (August 28, 2009)

Hilda Raz - A literary editor since she graduated from college, Hilda Raz became a public poet after

Rios - II

He also reads poems from his 2009 collection THE DANGEROUS SHIRT.

Rodriguez, Linda (September 25, 2009)

nda Rodriguez - Winner of the 2009 Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, Linda Rodriguez talks about her de

Ryan, Kay (October 16, 2009)

Kay Ryan - In honor of the start of her second year as the 16th U.S. Poet Laureate, we present this

Simic, Charles (April 3, 2009)

Charles Simic - U.S. Poet Laureate in 2007-08, Charles Simic is known for his surreal, humorous poet

Still, James (July 10, 2009)

rom Iron Kisses and his other 2009 play, The Velvet Rut, which premiered at The Unicorn Theatre in K

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (October 23, 2009)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - America's Pastime comes to a close for another year in October with th

When She Named Fire

When She Named Fire - WHEN SHE NAMED FIRE is an anthology of contemporary poetry by American women,

Wolff, Tobias (May 28, 2010)

usses fiction writing and his 2009 book, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories.

Wright, C.D. (June 12, 2009)

C.D. Wright - Born and raised in the Arkansas Ozarks, C.D. Wright later lived and taught in Rhode Is

American Sanctuaries (October 3, 2014)

American Sanctuaries - New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special antholog

Wright, Kai (February 19, 2016)

he Nation, discusses his 2009 anthology, The African-American Experience: Black History an

C.D. Wright: Past American Voice (April 29, 2016)

ws in 1999 and 2009, Wright discusses and reads from a number of her works including

Cisneros, Sandra (September 30, 2016)

Sandra Cisneros - The recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Arts Award from President Obama, Latin

Kansas City Literary Events

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.