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The Working Poet Radio Show (WPRS)


Wednesday, April 09, 2014




Meeting Room A



Image:  Poetry reading in Laundromat, Sunset Junction Street Fair [graphic] / Gary Leonard. LAPL Photo Collection

The Working Poet Radio Show is a new program dedicated to the working lives of creative people. Host Joseph Lapin and Producer J. David Gonzalez are interested in the poetry that powers everyone from novelists to graphic designers to nanotechnologists. WPRS celebrates National Poetry Month with special guests: Editor of Writ Large Press and the "Jay-Z of Poetry" Chiwan Choi, Director of Programs and Events at PEN Center USA and founding editor of The Rattling Wall Michelle Meyering, and another surprise guest to be announced. Expect a live band, art on the walls, and enough energy to power the entire library. WPRS will also be a simulcast. It will be recorded for a podcast, and the show will be taped live in an effort to create a dynamic new voice for the humanities.