KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Denise Duhamel

Daniel talks with writer Denise Duhamel, author of "Blowout," a collection of poems inspired by the breakup of her marriage.  She talks about why the poems in the book were actually harder to lay out and put in order than they were to write.  The poems in "Blowout" tend to depict emotions that shift throughout the book, passing through the stages of grief to acceptance.  She and Daniel, who also went through a recent divorce, also talk about writing as a therapeutic device.  Denise contributes this week's Poem of the Week: "My Strip Club" from "Blowout."

In today's Poetic License, Daniel offers insight into his recent divorce.

And...Daniel talks about a recent documentary which inspired and moved him, "Searching for Sugar Man."

Aired May 5, 2013.