Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Episodes 25-33: William J. Harris

Episodes 25-33 of the podcast are recordings of poems read by William J. Harris at the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, KS on April 26th, 2011. William J. Harris is a member of the MFA/Creative PhD faculty at the University of Kansas. His books include Hey Fella Would You Mind Holding This Piano a Moment (Ithaca House 1974), In My Own Dark Way (Ithaca House 1977) and Personal Questions (Leconte Publishers, Rome, 2010). His work has been published in over fifty anthologies and he is the author of the critical work The Poetry and Poetics of Amiri Baraka (University of Missouri Press 1985) and editor of The Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991, second edition, 2000). Each of the podcast episode poems is read first in English, by William Harris, and then in Italian, by Crystal Hall, an Italian Renaissance specialist and associate professor in the department of French and Italian at the University of Kansas.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Episodes 19-24: Robert Knapp & Brian Miller

Episodes 19-24 of the podcast ("50 Degrees & No Jacket," "Jack London," "At the Races, Cards & Labor," "Terminal Dee," "Verse Projection, A1" and "Verse Projection, A2") are collaborations between poet Robert Knapp and sound engineer Brian Miller.

Icon, Barista, able to bend steel with one hand and roll a cigarette with another--Robert Knapp is a fixture of Lawrence, KS.

Here are the bios Brian and Robert provided for the podcast:

Brian Miller is a Sound Engineer and Record Maker from the wild hills of North Carolina. He makes crazy sounds sound crazier and is more likely than not inhabited by some kind of interesting demon or space virus.

Robert Knapp is a poet from Houston, Texas, and resides in Lawrence, Kansas. Printing is in progress, in between work-gigs and idle wildness.