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Poetry Friday: Dog Days

May 11, 2018
Donna Meyer

Back by popular demand, it’s Poetry Friday, now a regular segment on KNAU. Today we hear from two listeners on the theme of dogs.


Poetry Friday: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Apr 20, 2018
Courtesy

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned 99 years old last month. He was prominent during the Beat Movement, published Allen Ginsberg’s poetry, and is the founder of the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, one of the most iconic and beloved bookstores in the nation. On this Poetry Friday—in honor of National Poetry Month—a reading from Ferlinghetti’s best-selling book of poems "Coney Island of the Mind," by Dr. Gioia Woods, an arts and humanities professor at Northern Arizona University. She’s working on a biography of the City Lights Bookstore.


AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success.

The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River.

Beverly Shumway

It was pretty apparent early in his life that Ryan David Orr was destined to be a musician. He began writing and performing original music at 13, and has since lived all over the country honing what he calls his impressionistic style of folk music. Now based in Pinetop-Lakeside, he writes and records on the same property he once shared with his mother, one of his biggest influences. For the latest installment of our series Eats and Beats, Ryan David Orr shares the evolution of his deeply personal music.


Melissa Sevigny

When you see a bronze statue of a fallen solider somewhere in northern Arizona, chances are Neil Logan was the artist. He works from photographs and sketches to design large-as-life memorials for war veterans, as well as police officers, firefighters, even K9 dogs. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Logan at his Sedona foundry. For this Veteran’s Day he shares his journey from Vietnam to public art. 

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