Veteran and Poet: Interviews from the KUOW archive

This Veteran’s Day, I’m thinking about how much my <limited, civilian> understanding of war has been expanded/complicated by poets who are also veterans. I’ve had the good fortune over the years at KUOW to interview or feature several extraordinary poets who are also veterans. Here are links to a few:

Yusef Komunyakaa, on his collection Warhorses

Brian Turner, reading from Here, Bullet

Christopher Howell, reading “Home Is the Sailor

 

 

Poetry on the road, day 8: Poetry for All and Washington Poets in Conversation

Huge thanks to Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane for hosting two events on Day 8 of my poetry road trip: a free writing workshop in the afternoon (“Poetry for All”) and a reading and interview with Christopher Howell (“Washington Poets in Conversation”).

You can hear Christopher Howell reading “Home Is the Sailor,” “Dancers”  and “Report from the Empty Room” on KUOW.

 

Great turnout for the writing workshop at Auntie's! Participants ranged in age from 9 to  late 60's. Oh - and the two youngest writers do a poetry radio show in Spokane.
Great turnout for the writing workshop at Auntie’s! Participants ranged in age from 9 to <I’m guessing here> late 60’s. Oh – and the two youngest writers do a poetry radio show in Spokane. <wow!>