Poetry Moment Poetry Moment features a week of poetry curated and read by a local poet. Some pieces will be their own and some pieces will be from poets they admire or find particularly poignant or relevant for the time of airing.
Poetry Moment

Poetry Moment

From Spokane Public Radio

Poetry Moment features a week of poetry curated and read by a local poet. Some pieces will be their own and some pieces will be from poets they admire or find particularly poignant or relevant for the time of airing.

Most Recent Episodes

Dennis Held reads "Monarch" by Carol Muske-Dukes

Dennis Held lives in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood of Spokane, Washington, where he is a book editor and community organizer. His first book of poetry, Betting on the Night, was published by Lost Horse Press; his second, Ourself, by Gribble Press. His most recent collection, Not Me, Exactly, was published in 2020 by Hand to Mouth Press. His essay: What I'll Miss, is published in Pushcart Prize 2022, the best of the small press. He lives along Hangman Creek and watches for kingfishers.

"Old Billy and Matilda" by Dick Warwick

This material was taken from a 2010 Bookshelf program in which Dick Warwick was interviewed by Dennis Held on the subject of Cowboy Poetry.

"The Old Meeting" by Dick Warwick

This material was taken from a 2010 Bookshelf program in which Dick Warwick was interviewed by Dennis Held on the subject of Cowboy Poetry.

"The Time to Decide" by Bruce Kiskaddon

This material was taken from a 2010 Bookshelf program in which Dick Warwick was interviewed by Dennis Held on the subject of Cowboy Poetry.

"Good Night, Fred" by Chris Cook

Chris Cook is Spokane's Poet Laureate for 2019-2021.

"That's What Hailey Did" by Chris Cook

Chris Cook is Spokane's Poet Laureate for 2019-2021.

Chris Cook reads "Mother Talks Back to the Monster" by Carrie Shipers

Chris Cook is Spokane's Poet Laureate for 2019-2021.

Chris Cook reads "Mother Talks Back to the Monster" by Carrie Shipers

Chris Cook reads "On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness" by Arthur Guiterman

Chris Cook is Spokane's Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic , was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children's poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His collection, Damn Good Cookie , was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press. He is a long-standing member of the Spokane Symphony trumpet

Chris Cook reads "On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness" by Arthur Guiterman

Chris Cook reads "Long Feud" by Louis Untermeyer

Chris Cook is Spokane's Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic , was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children's poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His collection, Damn Good Cookie , was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press. He is a long-standing member of the Spokane Symphony trumpet

Nance Van Winckel reads "Coming and Going" by James McAuley

This week Spokane Poet Nance Van Winckel brings us a week in memory of James McAuley. Jim was a beloved poet and teacher at EWU who passed away this fall. He, along with John Keeble, was the founder of Eastern Washington University's Creative Writing Program. James J. McAuley passed away on October 26, 2021. This followed a long battle with his illness. He was a passionate, fiery, prolific, and highly formal poet who hailed from Ireland, and he worked many years at EWU founding and teaching in