WORDS ON A WIRE: Mary Szybist
In a rebroadcast from July 6, 2014, Daniel & guest co-host Nancy Lechuga talk with Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine, the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. Mary describes Incarnadine as a "religious book for nonbelievers." She explains why the Annunciation plays such a dominant role in her book, and why "visual poetry" (imagine a poem about an apple written in the shape of an apple), though often seen as gimmicky, was a risk she chose to take for a few of the poems in Incarnadine. http://maryszybist.net/
Today's Poem of the Week is "Night Shifts at the Group Home" read by Mary Szybist. It comes from her award-winning collection, Incarnadine.
For today's Poetic License, Nancy Lechuga reads a love letter to humanity.
Aired July 6, 2014.