GLT's Poetry Radio

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Since 1992, GLT has collaborated with Illinois State University's English Department to produce Poetry Radio. Each program, between two and five minutes in length, spotlights a single poem, contemporary or classic, framed by a responsive piece of music.More from GLT's Poetry Radio »

Most Recent Episodes

Vanishing Point 12/17/15

Lucia Getsi: Vanishing Point, read by Lucia Getsi. Music by Walter Parks and Amy Platt (Walt's for Tara from Oasis Instrumentals 3)

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Solitude 12/15/15

Duke Ellington and Irving Mills: Solitude, read by Pearl Cleage. Music by Jethro Burns (Solitude from Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin)

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The Art of Pie 12/13/15

Susan Bright: The Art of Pie, read by Claudia Schmidt. Music by Red Garland with the Miles Davis Quintet (Billy Boy from Milestones)

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Afroprairie 12/10/15

Cecil Giscombe: Afroprairie, read by Cecil Giscombe. Music by Oran Etkin (It Don't Mean a Thing from Kelenia)

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Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers 12/8/15

Emily Dickinson: Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers (1859 and 1861 versions), read by Robert Sutherland. Music by Lena Willemark and Ale Moller (Hornlat...

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Acousticity 12/6/15

John Firefly: Acousticity, read by John Firefly. Music by Mike Compton (Honky Tonk Swing from Climbing the Walls)

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My Father's Cigarettes 12/3/15

Bill Morgan: My Father's Cigarettes, read by Bill Morgan. Music by Joe Myers (Sunrise from Troubled Notes from the Hotel Chelsea) Hear 14 of Bruce...

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Poetry Radio favorites 1992-2015

During its 23 years on GLT, Poetry Radio has encompassed a wide variety of interpretations, from local poets and readers to internationally-acclaimed...

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Redolence 11/29/15

Aaron Anstett: Redolence, read by Aaron Anstett. Music by Mike Marshall (Gator Strut from Gator Strut)

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The Wife Takes a Child 11/22/15

Paulette Roeske: The Wife Takes a Child, read by Paulette Roeske. Music by John Hartford (The Ten Chord Blues from You Can't Run From Love)

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