WORDS ON A WIRE: Eduardo C. Corral
In a rebroadcast from October 13, 2013, Daniel talks with poet Eduardo C. Corral, author of the collection "Slow Lightning." Corral talks about the notebooks he uses to stitch together his poems - "Slow Lightning" came together from 7 or 8 boxes of notebooks. He also explains why he employs code switching - switching between English & Spanish - in his poems, and why he refuses to italicize the Spanish words. Corral also talks about being accidentally placed in a writing workshop and eventually falling in love with poetry and the works of Jose Montoya. http://www.eduardocorral.com/
For our Poem of the Week, Corral reads "Ditat Deus" from his collection "Slow Lightning."
In this week's Poetic License, artist Pat Olchefski-Winston reads a chapter from her new book "The Curious Childhood of Patty O." which explains how she learned to fight back. http://www.olchefski.com/
Aired August 10, 2014.