KTEP Local

KTEP Local
7:44 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Arthur Sze (extended)


From Sept. 30, 2012, an expanded interview with Chinese-American poet, Arthur Sze, author of "The Redshifting Web," "The Ginkgo Light," and other books. Sze talks about arrival to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 40 years ago and how it continues to influence his work. He also discusses why the label of “Asian-American poet” hinders or helps his work. Sze also talks about the intentional relaxed-pace rhythm of his poetry, and how his work has changed over the years. Sze also discusses how quantum physics inspires his work, and his favorite poets.  Arthur Sze reads this week’s Poem of the Week – “Crisscross” from the collection “The Ginkgo Light.”

KTEP Local
7:37 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Arthur Sze


Daniel & Ben talk with Chinese-American poet, Arthur Sze, author of "The Redshifting Web," "The Ginkgo Light," and other books (aired Sept. 30, 2012). Sze talks about arrival to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 40 years ago and how it continues to influence his work. He also discusses why the label of “Asian-American poet” hinders or helps his work. Sze also talks about the intentional relaxed-pace rhythm of his poetry, and how his work has changed over the years. Arthur Sze reads this week’s Poem of the Week – “Crisscross” from the collection “The Ginkgo Light.”

KTEP Local
7:16 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Juan Felipe Herrera (extended)


From Oct. 14, 2012, an extended interview with Juan Felipe Herrera,California Poet Laureate. Herrera is the first Hispanic Poet Laureate in the state. He talks about how he’s using the exposure to create the biggest poem in the world built on the theme of Unity. He also talks about the “I Promise Joanna” Project, which invites teachers, students, and all victims of bullying to share their stories in memory of 11-year-old Joanna Ramos, who died while being victimized by bullies. Herrera also talks about his current project - a staged presentation of monologues & poems based on interviews with Cuca & Eva Aguirre, 1930’s radio stars from the El Paso-Juarez region. In this expanded conversation, he also talks about a recent "Lowrider Laureate Parade" he participated in with other California Laureates. He also explores his role as a keeper of metaphor. Juan Felipe Herrera contributes to this week’s Poem of the Week by reading a few lines from his new play about Cuca & Eva Aguirre.

KTEP Local
7:11 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Juan Felipe Herrera


Daniel talks with Juan Felipe Herrera, California Poet Laureate (aired Oct 14, 2012). Herrera is the first Hispanic Poet Laureate in the state. He talks about how he’s using the exposure to create the biggest poem in the world built on the theme of Unity. He also talks about the “I Promise Joanna” Project, which invites teachers, students, and all victims of bullying to share their stories in memory of 11-year-old Joanna Ramos, who died while being victimized by bullies. Herrera also talks about his current project - a staged presentation of monologues & poems based on interviews with Cuca & Eva Aguirre, 1930’s radio stars from the El Paso-Juarez region. Juan Felipe Herrera contributes to this week’s Poem of the Week by reading a few lines from his new play about Cuca & Eva Aguirre. www.facebook.com/pages/Juan-Felipe-Herrera/103794522993002, www.juanfelipepoet.com This week’s Poetic License comes from Paul Pedroza, a native El Pasoan who moved to the Midwest to further his studies, but who came back to El Paso after realizing it was ok to miss the desert.

KTEP Local
6:53 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Denise Duhamel (extended)


In this online-exclusive expanded interview from Oct. 21, 2012, Daniel talks with Denise Duhamel, author of the poetry collection "Ka-Ching!" Duhamel talks about the inspiration behind the collection, and how a horrific real-life tragedy involving her parents inspired one of her poems. She also discusses why she considers herself to be a political poet, and why that shouldn't be a mark of shame. Duhamel talks about the rage reflected in her poetry, whether it be against corporations, the plight of low-wage earners, or the objectification of women. Duhamel also contributes today's Poem of the Week: "Delta Flight 659: To Sean Penn," from the collection "Ka-Ching!"

KTEP Local
6:37 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Call for Poetic License Submissions

Are you a writer interested in contributing a Poetic License segment to the program? Contact Daniel Chacon at danchacon@utep.edu, or Benjamin Saenz at bsaenz@utep.edu.

KTEP Local
1:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Uncivil Rights

Louie talks with Jonna Perrillo, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. Perrillo talks about her new book, Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions and Race in the Battle for School Equity, published in May 2012 by University of Chicago Press http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/U/bo13105548.html

KTEP Local
12:21 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

GOOD TO GROW: Pomegranates, Composting

Denise & Norma talk about the hardy pomegranate tree and why it should be a more widely-planted tree in our region. They also talk about the benefits of composting...and why it's not as labor-intensive as you think.

KTEP Local
10:33 am
Wed October 24, 2012

DESERT DIARIES: Chilopsis

Chilopsis.  Aired Oct. 24, 2012.

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