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WORDS ON A WIRE: Kim Addonizio

  In a rebroadcast from December 2, 2012, Daniel & Ben talk to poet Kim Addonizio, author of “Lucifer at the Starlite.”  She talks about her love of teaching poetry, and why she deliberately chose not to pursue an academic career at a university.  Addonizio also talks about the instructional poetry book she co-wrote with Dorianne Laux, “A Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry,” and her own instruction guide, “Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within.” www.kimaddonizio.com

Kim Addonizio reads this week’s Poem of the Week, “Another Day on Earth” from “Lucifer at the Starlight.”  The poem was written after the tragic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

This week’s Poetic License comes from Blake Nemec, a 3rd year MFA candidate at the University of Texas at El Paso, Creative Writing Department.  His Poetic License is entitled “How the Cyprus Trees Stand on the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez Border.”

Aired August 4, 2013.