I’m reading on POETRY PALS today

Hi everyone,

I hope you are listening when KSMU Radio broadcasts POETRY PALS each Wednesday morning at 9:45 Central Standard Time in the United States. The segments are five minutes long so you have to be ready or risk missing them. Here again is information about how you can listen in.

If you live in the area, here are your dial locations.
91.1 FM in Springfield
90.5 FM in Point Lookout/Branson;
90.3 FM in West Plains;
88.7 FM in Mountain Grove;
98.9 FM in Joplin;
103.7 FM in Neosho

If you live anywhere else in the United States or in another country, you can hear POETRY PALS at KSMU-Ozarks Public Radio live-streaming on its website: http://www.ksmu.org. If you try and have problems, let me know and I’ll pass it along to the station for clarification for next time.

POETRY PALS is a collaboration of KSMU, Springfield-Greene County Library District, and me. Please consider providing support by sending your positive comments about what they are doing to News Director Jennifer Moore (jennifermoore@missouristate.edu )

Today, June 24, it’s my turn to read again and I’ve selected poems from CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS, which is illustrated by Julie Bayless and published by Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane. This is all great fun and I hope to see the listening audience continue to grow each week. Tell everyone you know!

Poetry show in April

Hi everyone,

Computer problems this morning. The gremlins had their way during the night.

What I was going to say is that Marcus Cafagna, poet, English professor, and coordinator of the creative writing program at Missouri State University in Springfield and I have just agreed to do a live program in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. The program will be aired on KOZK on the morning of Friday, April 10.

Marcus and I did a poetry show on that station several years ago and enjoyed it. I’d always thought one day we should get together again so now we are and I’m delighted.