KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut & Sheryl Luna


   Daniel and guest co-host Nancy Chacon talk with poet Nicky Schildkraut.  Her latest book, "Magnetic Refrain," is described by Daniel as "fierce."  She talks about how her experience as a Korean adoptee influenced her writing, and about her collaboration with avant-garde artists & composers.  Nicky reads the poem "Family History" from her collection, "Magnetic Refrain."  http://www.nickysaeun.com/

Daniel and Ben talk with poet Sheryl Luna, El Paso native and author of "Seven."  She talks about why "Seven" took 7 years to write, and why she decided to split it into 7 parts to reflect the 7 Deadly Sins.  Sheryl also talks about painting and how it relates to her writing.  Sheryl reads the poem "Seven" from the book of the same name.  View some of Sheryl's paintings here:  http://sherylluna.blogspot.com/

For this week's Poetic License, Ben wraps up his reflections on Memory, Language, and Memory.  Ben believes memory is necessary for words and language to exist, and that human violence can lead to the extinction of certain words.

Aired Dec. 29, 2013.