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Reader & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Roundtable, Hour 1

We fill a table with northland poets for a two-hour conversation moderated by Chris Robinson and Ellen Rocco. Guest poets in the studio include Robert Strong, Joe Duemer and NCPR's resident poet and webniac, Dale Hobson. They are joined by readers and writers from across the region by phone.  Go to full article

Reader & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Roundtable, Hour 2

We fill a table with northland poets for a two-hour conversation moderated by Chris Robinson and Ellen Rocco. Guest poets in the studio include Robert Strong, Joe Duemer and NCPR's resident poet and webniac, Dale Hobson. They are joined by readers and writers from across the region by phone.  Go to full article
"Coming to Treeline" is Pamela Cranton's poetry debut.
"Coming to Treeline" is Pamela Cranton's poetry debut.

Books: Coming to Treeline - Adirondack Poems

Todd Moe talks with writer Pamela Cranston about her first book of poetry called Coming to Treeline. Cranston's poems celebrate the mountains, people and nature of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. The book is dedicated to her parents and in memory of her brother, David, who died in 1995. Cranston was born in New York City and was raised in New England. She and her family have summered in the Keene Valley area for more than 50 years. You can meet Pamela at "Fact and Fiction" bookstore in Saranac Lake, Saturday, July 2nd from 11am-1pm. On Sunday, July 3rd, she hosts a book party, open to the public, at the Keene Valley Library at 3 pm.  Go to full article
Young poets at Little River Community School, near Canton, participated in the Peace Poetry Contest.
Young poets at Little River Community School, near Canton, participated in the Peace Poetry Contest.

Preview: Peace Poetry Night at SUNY-Potsdam

The 3rd annual North Country Schools Peace Poetry Contest, sponsored by the SUNY-Potsdam Department of English and Communication culminates with a public reading tonight (7pm) in Dunn Auditorium at SUNY- Potsdam. Children from 5 counties across the region and more than 30 schools participated this year. Rob Doggett teaches in the English and Communications Department at SUNY-Potsdam and is co-coordinator of the Peace Poetry Contest. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Annual Poetry Special (Hour 1)

Our two-hour annual poetry edition continues this year's theme of books on war and peace. Guest poets David Budbill, Jill Vaughan, Joe Duemer and Dale Hobson join host Ellen Rocco and many callers to share their own poems and work by favorite authors.  Go to full article

Mayhem Poets: Hip-hop Rhythms and Performance Poetry

The Mayhem Poets, a group of hip, young artists, who demonstrate that poetry is not limited to the written page, will visit SUNY Potsdam on Friday night (7:30-Snell Theatre). They combine hip-hop rhythms and performance poetry to foster an appreciation for poetic expression. Todd Moe talks with Kyle Sutton and Scott Tarazevits, founders of Mayhem Poets.  Go to full article
Mayhem Poets Kyle Sutton and <br />Scott Tarazevits in the studio.
Mayhem Poets Kyle Sutton and
Scott Tarazevits in the studio.

A brief history of slam by the Mayhem Poets

The Mayhem Poets dropped by the NCPR studio February 3, 2005, in advance of their Community Performance Series gig for the following night at SUNY Potsdam. Their work is wholly original and dynamically entertaining. Combining hip-hop rhythms and theatrical rhymes, this group makes poetry accessible and exciting.  Go to full article
photo Paul Rosado
photo Paul Rosado

Poetry: Maurice Kenny and Feeding Bears

Native American writer Maurice Kenny, a resident of Saranac Lake, teaches writing at SUNY Potsdam and has been a leading figure in the renaissance of Native American poetry since the 1970s. He is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, as well as collections of essays and short stories. Kenny is an internationally renowned writer of poetry, fiction, and plays. And he is generously sharing Feeding Bears, a full-length volume of new poems on our website. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Preview: Yeats Festival in Chestertown

Scholars, students and fans of Adirondack poet Jeanne Robert Foster will gather in Chestertown the weekend of September 9th for a conference. The Town of Chester Historical Society and the Yeats Society will host the Second International John Butler Yeats Festival: The Life of Jeanne Robert Foster. The event will focus on Jeanne Foster, her famous friends, her life in the Adirondacks and how that life influenced her poetry. Richard Londraville, who has a summer home in Colton, met Jeanne Foster in the mid-1960s. He's the co-author of Foster's biography and he told Todd Moe that she had a tremendous influence on his life.  Go to full article

Poets for Peace reading in Contois Auditorium, Burlington VT

Burlington City Hall's Contois Auditorium was packed to listen to nine poets with regional connections read poems of war and peace. Some of the best-known names in US poetry participated. Readers included Galway Kinnell, Grace Paley, David Budbill, Jody Gladding, David Hinton, Major Jackson, Diane Swan and Martha Zweig. A music interlude was provided by cellist John Dunlop, and a display of photos of Iraq by John Preston Smith was featured in the lobby. NCPR Online recorded the entire evening for the UpNorth Concert Hall.  Go to full article

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