New Letters - On the Air - Audio feed show

New Letters - On the Air - Audio feed

Summary: Welcome to the weekly podcast of the public radio literary program "New Letters on the Air." Listening to "New Letters on the Air" is like eavesdropping on intimate conversations with favorite writers who reveal secrets about their creative methods, read a few favorite passages, and inspire the listener's imagination.

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  • Artist: New Letters magazine
  • Copyright: University of Missouri-Kansas City

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 New Letters On the Air Clarion Collection | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

We begin our "Classics Series" with our program celebrating our 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program from the Association for Women in Communications, which features audio excerpts from our award-winning interviews. Jamaica Kincaid reads from her novel Mr. Potter, based loosely on her life and relationship with her father, while ...

 New Letters On the Air Favorites | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

This program features excerpts from shows of the past decade with multi-award winning poet Nikki Giovanni; a new poetry voice for the decade, Marcus Wicker; Booker Prize winning Australian writer, Thomas Keneally, whose novel was the basis for the film Schindler's List; the always inspiring workshop poet, ...

 New Letters On the Air Women Writing Women | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

In this special anthology program novelist Meg Wolitzer (shown) and poet Molly Peacock both discuss the importance of writing about the lives and work of women. Wolitzer reads from her novel The Female Persuasion while Peacock shares poems from her collection...

 New Letters On the Air Molly Peacock | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

American-Canadian essayist, poet and biographer Molly Peacock gives an in-depth look into her latest work, The Analyst, her 2017 poetry collection that traces her decades-long relationship with her...

 New Letters On the Air Joy Harjo: Save America's Treasures Selection | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

To show your support, email telltheprovost@umkc.edu Current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (2019-2021) talks about her Native American heritage and reads poetry from her fourth book, In Mad Love and War, that won the American Book Award, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Prize, and the William ...

 New Letters On the Air Cheers to All the Years | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

To show your support for our radio program, email telltheprovost@umkc.edu and let UMKC know what New Letters on the Air means to you. As we near what may be the end of our 43 years of broadcasting, we look back at our decades of publishing the National Magazine Award-winning New Letters, the American Book Award-winning BkMk (BookMark) Press, and the radio show, New Letters on the Air...

 New Letters On the Air Nikky Finney | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

Poet Nikky Finney discusses how her sense of social justice was informed  by her father, the first African American Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, revealing how growing up in the political household shaped her art. She reads a poetic tribute to her father from her second book, Rice, as well as her long, piercing poem "Dancing with Strom" from her fourth collection, the National Book A...

 New Letters On the Air Etheridge Knight: Past American Voice | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

The late Etheridge Knight began writing poetry in the 1960s, when he was imprisoned for armed robbery, where he discovered that "art is ultimately about freedom." This program features excerpts from a 1986 poetry reading and a 1989 interview by Rebekah Presson, when they discuss the role of black men in society and his use of prison as a metaphor. The author of four books, his work continues to inspire younger ...

 New Letters On the Air Claudia Rankine | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

A 2016 MacArthur "Genius" and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Claudia Rankine discusses her fifth poetry book, Citizen: An American Lyric. This multi-award-winning work features poetry and prose along with art, ranging from contemporary pieces and William Turner's paintings of The Slave Ship and talks about her collaboration with he...

 New Letters On the Air That's It! | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

This special program features the final issue of new works of poetry, fiction, essays and reviews, edited by Robert Stewart for New Letters: Volume 86 Nos. 1 and 2. In this Diastole House reading in February 2020,...

 New Letters On the Air Virginia Brackett | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

Virginia Brackett, the author of 15 books, discusses her 2019 family memoir, In the Company of Patriots. She reveals how she used family stories, scrapbooks, letters, and interviews to trace the life of her father, Captain Edmund C. Roberts, who was killed in the Korean War when she was only eight months old. The Park University Professor Emeritus of English als...

 New Letters On the Air Jericho Brown | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lessons he strives to pass along to his students at Emory University. He also reveals the story behind changing his name and discusses his childhood in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he was raised by fundamental Christians. Brown reads from his second collec...

 New Letters On the Air Meg Wolitzer | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

New York Times Bestselling author Meg Wolitzer reads from her most recent novel, The Female Persuasion, and discusses its themes of feminism and the tendency to idealize our mentors. Her work has long centered on the experiences of women, with three of her books having been adapted for film, including ...

 New Letters On the Air Ben Lerner | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

MacArthur Fellow Ben Lerner discusses his third acclaimed novel, The Topeka School, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. The multi-award winning fiction writer and poet was interviewed at the Kansas City Public Library on the Plaza during his residence as the fall 2019 UMKC Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence. A previous program featured a long reading from the novel; in this half of the...

 New Letters On the Air Nikky Finney | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: Unknown

Nikky Finney, winner of The Sewanee Review's 2020 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, talks about her development as a poet and her early literary influences--from Nikki Giovanni to the Affrilachian poets, and reads from her 1985 first book On Wings Made of Gauze and her 2011 National Book Award-winning collection, ...

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