La Boda del Mar y Arena by Aracelis Girmay Read by Bill Waddell
Aracelis Girmay is the author of three collections of poetry: the black maria (BOA Editions, 2016); Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions, 2011), winner of the 2011 Isabella Gardner Poetry Award and the GLCA New Writers Award, and a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; and Teeth (Curbstone Press, 2007).
Chen Chen was born in Xiamen, China, and grew up in Massachusetts. His debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in two chapbooks and in such publications as Poetry, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Best of the Net, and The Best American Poetry.
Penelope Unravels by Francisca Aguirre Read by Sejal Shah
Francisca Aguirre was born in Alicante, Spain in 1930. Her family was forced to flee to France at the end of the Civil War because they sided with the Republic. In 1942, as a result of the German invasion, her family returned to Spain where her father, painter Lorenzo Aguirre, was murdered by the Franco regime. In 2004, BOA Editions published Ana Valverde Osan’s translation of Aguirre’s first poetry collection, Ithaca, a reworking of the Greek myth of Odysseus told from Penelope's perspective.
a woman who loves by Lucille Clifton Read by The Honorable Teresa D. Johnson
Lucille Clifton (1936 - 2010) was an award winning poet, fiction writer, and author of children’s books. Her poetry collection, Blessing the Boats: New & Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA, 2000), won the National Book Award for poetry. In 1988 she became the only author to have two collections selected in the same year as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir (BOA, 1987), and Next: New Poems (BOA, 1987).
Program 2017 Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, May 3, 2020 Birthday Buddies On this edition of With Heart and Voice, Peter DuBois will share pieces to celebrate the May birthdays of Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms, with selections from their sacred choral and organ music.
Program 2018 Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, May 10, 2020 Happy Mother’s Day! We’ll pay tribute to mothers by listening to sacred music about and by important women and mothers – including Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Driving Around El Paso, Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Comes on the Radio by Ray Gonzalez Read by Jeffrey Clark
Ray Gonzalez is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including six from BOA Editions: The Heat of Arrivals (1997), winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award; Cabato Sentora (2000), a Minnesota Book Award Finalist; The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande (2003), winner of the 2003 Minnesota Book Award; Consideration of the Guitar: New & Selected Poems (2005); Cool Auditor: Prose Poems (2009); and Beautiful Wall (2015).
Driving Around El Paso, Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Comes on the Radio by Ray Gonzalez
God Gambles from Items in the News by Stan Kusunoki Read by Jeanne Fisher
Stan Kusunoki is a third-generation Japanese-American,writer, teacher and musician. He is the recipient of a Loft Asian Inroads mentorship, and Asian American Renaissance's Writers' Block. He served as a mentor for Intermedia Arts Exchanges program, and is currently the High Potential Coordinator at Red Oak elementary School in Shakopee. He has three collections of poetry 180 Days, Reflections and Observations of a Teacher, and Items in the News.