Poetry http://aspenpublicradio.org en Featured Poets http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/featured-poets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Welcome to a special program for National Poetry Month. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Centuries after the Greeks celebrated poetry readings as part of the original Olympics, poetry is alive, well and thriving.&nbsp; From the classics to hip-hop and slam, people are writing and reading poetry everyday.&nbsp; Poems, like little word pictures say so much in so few words.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to the Aspen Poet’s Society the spoken word is heard year round at monthly live poetry readings. &nbsp;One of the highlights of these monthly live poetry readings is a featured poet; sometimes local poets other times poets visiting to read their work. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:41:04 +0000 Roger Adams 17071 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Featured Poets Poem: Mnemosyne Forgets http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/poem-mnemosyne-forgets <p>The long bowed wood left marks on the hardwood floor,</p><p>so we tried to keep the rocker on a rug.</p><p>It didn't work and every house would have these streaks</p><p>where our rocking had stripped wax off.</p><p></p><p>Memory is a hesitant thing,</p><p>a thing best left on shelves for rainy days.</p><p>What troubles me is remembering,</p><p>remembering August ninth-</p><p>nineteen ninety five.</p><p>A boundary day, a before and after day.</p><p></p><p>He wasn't just a guitar player missing the upper bird digits of his wing-ed finger.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:36:46 +0000 Don McIver 15097 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Poem: Mnemosyne Forgets APR Special: Slam Poets at the Wheeler http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/apr-special-slam-poets-wheeler <p>For the last month two poets have been in the Roaring Fork Valley working with students in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen.&nbsp; Organized by the Aspen Writer’s Foundation, they held workshops on poetry encouraging, guiding and mentoring.&nbsp; And, what they were about in these sessions; was slam poetry.</p><p>The poetry sessions culminated in public poetry slams, one of then at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen last week (2-13-2014.)&nbsp; We’re featuring some of the poems performed at the Wheeler and we’ve asked a local poet to guide us along as we listen.&nbsp; Kim Nuzzo could rightly be called the Roaring Fork Valley’s own poet laureate.&nbsp; Nuzzo is a published poet and co-founder of he Aspen Poet’s Society.</p><p></p><p></p><p>We will hear poems by the two professionals who led the student workshops; Myrlin Hepworth and Logan Phillips.&nbsp;&nbsp; Also performing are three students;&nbsp; Riley Marshall from Roaring Fork High School, Tibet Boyer from Carbondale Middle School and Karyme&nbsp;Lara from Basalt High School.</p><p><strong>About Kim Nuzzo:</strong></p><p>Kim Nuzzo is a local performance poet/actor who has appeared in many local productions with the Hudson Reed Ensemble: The Crucible, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, The Beats, Red Herring.&nbsp; He also appeared recently in ACT’s 1776 as John Hancock.&nbsp; He is President of the Aspen Poets’ Society and a Host/Cofounder of Live Poetry Night at Victoria’s Wine and Espresso Bar in Aspen.&nbsp; He is the author of HolyFunk: Polaroids and Poems and is currently working on a new collection of poems: The Sayings of Twilight Jesus.</p><p><br /> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Kim Nuzzo 14423 at http://aspenpublicradio.org APR Special: Slam Poets at the Wheeler Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-13th-2014 <p>A new report says there isn’t enough natural gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling. But the industry argues there aren’t enough facts to say if the leases would be a bust…</p><p>A new marijuana task force is meeting for the first time today. The goal is to monitor the effects of recreational pot on the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The City of Aspen’s utility wants to run on 100-percent renewable energy and its enlisted the help of a government laboratory to help them get there. Aspen <em>will</em> inch closer to its renewable goal when it starts taking power from a new hydro plant in Ridgway later this month.</p><p>Local teenagers are getting a lesson on slam poetry. Two performance artists are visiting schools this week, teaching kids how to write and deliver “spoken word” poetry.</p><p>Finally, a Durango biathlete is competing in Sochi tomorrow. Her story is a unique one - she owes her Olympic bid to her twin sister.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 14251 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 Valley Roundup - February 7th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-february-7th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>The Aspen Times’ Andy Stone and Aspen Daily News’ Carolyn Sackariason join us this week to discuss:</p><p>The death of a friend; Stewart Oksenhorn chose this week to take his own life.</p><p>The snow that keeps on coming; the wet heavy kind.</p><p>Aspen goes after homeowners who rent out their place and don’t pay any lodging tax.</p><p>The TSA goes fast-track at Aspen Airport.</p><p>Casa Tua is off the hook for its big-pour to a local drunk.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary – Tracking the local Sochi connection. Also, robots writing poetry; the horror, the horror.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13991 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - February 7th, 2014