Russell Thorburn

Peter White Public Library / EventKeeper

Edgar Allan Poe is a well-known poet, but he did more than write "The Raven."  He was a writer, an editor, and a literary critic, but he also inspired generations of writers and creatives with imaginative tales filled with darkness, mystery and macabre nature.

2019 is the year of his 210th birthday, and a special event celebrating the life and work of Poe will happen at the Peter White Public Library, Wed. January 16th at 7pm.

Former Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate Russell Thorburn, along with a variety of other speakers and musicians, will hold a concert of Poe readings and creativity inspired by his works in the Community Room of the Peter White Library.

Russell Thorburn, Christopher Scott Leith and Becca McAllister came to Public Radio 90 to tell us more about what can be expected:

Night Ride Home

Dec 6, 2018

Russell Thorburn reads his poem "Night Ride Home"  

Radio On

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Russ Thorburn and Dylan Trost of “Radio On” about the upcoming concert- “Radio On presents: Coffee with Levon” Music and Poetry with Russell Thorburn and friends at the Peter White Public Library (Friday, 6/16). 

Poetry Month 2017 - Russell Thorburn Pt. 2

Apr 19, 2017

Poetry Month 2017 - Russell Thorburn Pt 1

Apr 17, 2017

Poetry Month 2016 - Russell Thorburn

Apr 1, 2016

Russell Thorburn

Dec 11, 2015

2015 Poetry Month Reading - Russell Thorburn

Apr 1, 2015


April is National Poetry Month, and again this year Public Radio 90 celebrates with readings by local poets of their original works.

Tune in every weekday morning at @9:35 following Writer's Almanac to hear:

01 - UP Poet Laureate Emeritus Russell Thorburn

02 - UP Poet Laureate Andrea Scarpino

03 - UP Poet Laureate finalist Marty Achatz

06 - UP Poet Laureate finalist Marty Achatz

07 - UP Poet Laureate finalist Beverly Matherne

08 - UP Poet Laureate finalist Saara Myrene Raapana

09 - UP Poet Laureate finalist Jillena Rose