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Jan 9, 2014 — The former New Jersey poet laureate, born LeRoi Jones, died Thursday at age 79. Much of his work — including well-regarded poetry and plays — reflected his commitment to Black Nationalist ideals. He co-founded the Black Arts movement, and wrote poems that were as controversial as they were influential.
Dec 8, 2013 — Jive-talking, jazz-loving "hep cats" from the 1930s and 1940s are the great-grandparents of today's hipsters. The interest of white fans in black music helped fill Harlem's nightclubs and prompted derision. Hipsters were criticized for being the equivalent of a "pretentious poet laureate."
Nov 8, 2013 — It was prostate cancer, not an assassin's poison, that killed the famous Chilean poet, officials announced Friday. The Nobel laureate's body was exhumed this spring to investigate claims that he was murdered at age 69 in 1973.
Nov 1, 2013Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar update law and order stories from New York, Alabama, and Georgia, and they share some listener love for poet Nikki Giovanni.
Sep 5, 2013 — Also: Ladbrokes breaks down the favorites to win the Nobel Prize; Edward Albee on character; poet Natasha Trethewey on meeting Seamus Heaney.
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Country Schoolhouse
Audio Play:
No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
By historian Betsy Kepes. Based on the 1893 diary of a North Country schoolteacher. A Women's History Month special. Teacher's guide and CD available.
Irving Bachellor
Audio Novella:
A Franklin Manor Christmas
Paul Willcott of Saranac Lake reads his original Adirondack holiday story set in a down-at-heels former cure cottage and monastery occupied by a lonesome ex-professor.
Irving Bachellor
Audio Novel:
Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country
An NCPR Exclusive: an audio edition of the 1900 classic North Country novel, Eben Holden, A Tale of the North Country, by Irving Bacheller. This 28-episode three-hour Real Audio production features the voices of a host of volunteer performers..

Spoken word performance interviews from NCPR

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Story Traveler: Three Pieces of Advice

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: The Man Who Caught a Bird

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: The Golden Key

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Stone Soup

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Giufa

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Ryokan

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article

Story Traveler: Janus

Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world--stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.  Go to full article
Tzipporah Marks-Barnett. Source: Facebook
Tzipporah Marks-Barnett. Source: Facebook

Tzipporah Marks-Barnett: A passion for telling stories

The Newcomb United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of words and music this Sunday at 3:30 pm. California storyteller Tzipporah Marks-Barnett is one of the presenters who will share her love of telling tales. She's an ordained Jewish storyteller, who joins a long tradition of sharing stories, many with messages and life lessons.

Here, she tells a Hassidic tale of love titled, A Generous Wife. Todd Moe spoke with Marks-Barnett and asked about her journey to becoming an ordained storyteller.  Go to full article
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada

The Crystal: love and pickpocketing

Our storytelling series, The Crystal, continues with Brockville storyteller Bill LaLonde. He shares a tale about love and pickpocketing in Victorian London.  Go to full article

The Crystal World Storytelling Day Special

Every year around the first of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or the first of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) people all over the world gather to tell stories for World Storytelling Day. Thanks to Deborah Dunleavy, the host of our own storytelling series "The Crystal", NCPR is celebrating the day with four storytellers. On the program we hear stories from Ed Clark, Karen Glass, Fran Yardley and Deborah.  Go to full article

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