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Poetry Out Loud
A Kentucky high school student gives voice to poems and places second in a national competition called Poetry Out Loud.
- Poetry Out Loud
- National Endowment for the Arts
- The Poetry Foundation
- Western Hills High School
- Kentucky Arts Council
Don Ray Smith
A book of Kentucky oriented humor is reaching store shelves this month. It’s written and put there by Don Ray Smith. The humorist has self-published a book of essays, articles, columns and poems. It’s called “Fell My Humerus.” That’s humerus as in the bone in the upper arm on humans.
Gabe Bullard sat down with Smith to talk about comedy, writing and the perks of self-publication.
In his literary debut, The Green Suit, author Dwight Allen explored his hometown of Louisville in a series of interlocking stories. Now, he’s turned his attention to his current home in Madison Wisconsin in his latest novel, The Typewriter Satyr. The setting for The Typewriter Satyr is the fictional town of Midvale, Wisconsin, modeled off of Madison. But the characters that inhabit this town could be anywhere. With characters as familiar as your next door neighbors, Allen creates a world that is both comforting and unsettling. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Allen about his latest novel, how characters develop and what it means to have a sense of place.
- Shelf life: Dwight Allen gets comfortable in the Midwest
- Carmichael’s Bookstore
- Journalist answers the call of fiction
A local theater company stages two plays this month that recount how gays and one transvestite in Germany survived the Holocaust.
Looking for previous episodes? You’ll find them in the Studio 619 Audio Archive.