national poetry month


I Pray For My Enemies is the name of the first new recording in a decade from Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named Poet Laureate of the United States. It's an album of singing, speaking and playing from Joy and a variety of top-notch musicians that seeks healing for a troubled world. It was released March 5th, 2021, and Kurt Hauswirth spoke with her about it. Hear the conversation below:


From 2016 - Dr David Wood, NMU English Department, reads from Chaucer

April is National Poetry Month, and Public Radio 90 observes the occasion by presenting readings by poets from Northern Michigan University and surrounding communities.

We hear the second round of poetry from Alex Vartan Gubbins. He's written and recorded poems in four languages: Arabic, Armenian, Anishinaabemowin, and English. He's also recorded each poem in the native language with its translation into English.

April is National Poetry Month, and Public Radio 90 observes the occasion by presenting readings by poets from Northern Michigan University and surrounding communities.

Today's poetry comes from Alex Vartan Gubbins, who lives in West Ishpeming and has previously lived in Marquette. His poetry was previously featured on Public Radio 90's National Poetry Month productions. He's written and recorded poems in four languages: Arabic, Armenian, Anishinaabemowin, and English. He's also recorded each poem in the native language with its translation into English.

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