Jim Fleming, Linton Kewsi Johnson, Ted Kooser
at the Wisconsin Book Festival
photo by Sheri Dolfen
Roses are red. Violets are blue. My mistress's eyes are
nothing like th sun. A sadder and a wiser man, he rose the morrow morn.
I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock. In this hour of To
the Best of Our Knowledge, poetry, poets and poems. So, dare to eat
Brian Turner served as an
infantry team leader with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Unit in Iraq.
His book of poetry is called "Here, Bullet." He reads several
of his poems and talks with Anne Strainchamps. Also, Steve
Paulson reads his favorite poem: Bertolt Brecht's "A
Worker Reads History."
Jennifer Hecht is the author
of "Funny" a book of poems based on jokes. Hecht tells
Steve Paulson that verse and humor are related and reads several of
her poems. And Anne Strainchamps reads her favorite poem, "Sea
of Faith" by John Brehm. Also, Jim Fleming hosts
an event at the Wisconsin Book Festival featuring poets Linton
Kwesi Johnson and former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Both poets
read work eulogizing their fathers. Johnson's latest book is "Mi
Revalueshanary Fren" and Kooser's latest is "Flying at Night."
And, Jim reads his favorite poem: "A Little Bit about the Soul"
by Wislawa Szymborska.
Also, Charles Bukowski reads
"The Poetry Reading." And, Norwegian jazz musician Kristin
Asbjornsen has turned Bukowski's poetry into music for a film version
of his novel "Factotum." Steve Paulson talks with her
about the poetry and her music for the film.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 06-10-29-B.
|Linton Kwesi Johnson, Me Revalueshanary
Fren (Ausable Press)
|Ted Kooser, Flying at Night:
Poems 1965-1985 (Pittsburgh)
|Jennifer Hecht, Funny
(The University of Wisconsin Press)
Here, Bullet (Alice James Books)
- Fabulous Disaster by Heath Fedder (aka SiK)
off of the compilation CD Buried in Time from Panic Studios.
- Like Irregular Chickens by Kid Koala off of
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Ninja Tune.
- Kalimbamudd by Dampkrane off of the compilation
CD Buried in Time from Panic Studios.
- A Note from the Heartland by Sean Michael Dargan
off of The Big Picture from Slightly Charred Music, BMI.
- All music from the Kristin Asbjornsen
interview came from the soundtrack to the film "Factotum."
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