Angela Elam http://kcur.org en Thomas Fox Averill On 'Rode' http://kcur.org/post/thomas-fox-averill-rode <p>Third time’s a charm for Kansas fiction writer, <a href="http://www.washburn.edu/cas/english/taverill/">Thomas Fox Averill</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; The author of several collections of short stories, it is Averill’s third novel, <em>Rode</em>—a western—that has brought him national acclaim and Washburn University’s selection for their fall 2013 <a href="http://www.washburn.edu/iread/">iRead Program</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:52:16 +0000 Angela Elam & Jamie Walsh 31453 at http://kcur.org Thomas Fox Averill On 'Rode' Poet Tracy K. Smith On Exploring Space And The Abyss http://kcur.org/post/poet-tracy-k-smith-exploring-space-and-abyss <p><span lang="en-US">Poet Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Prize for her collection, <em> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1555973914/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1555973914&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=newletters-20"> The Body's Question</a>, </em>reads from her Pulitzer Prize winning work, <em> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1555975844/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1555975844&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=newletters-20"> Life on Mars</a>, </em>at the Fall 2012 Midwest Poets Series. </span> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:04:58 +0000 Angela Elam 31818 at http://kcur.org Poet Tracy K. Smith On Exploring Space And The Abyss A Kansas City Interview With Evan S. Connell http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-interview-evan-s-connell <p>In memory of acclaimed author Evan S. Connell, who passed away on January 10, 2013, <em>New Letters on the Air</em> brings you this 1991 interview by former <em>New Letters on the Air </em>host, Rebekah Presson. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:10:13 +0000 Angela Elam 30974 at http://kcur.org A Kansas City Interview With Evan S. Connell Poets Off The Page http://kcur.org/post/poets-page <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><font color="black" face="Arial,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><font size="2">This edi<font size="2">tion </font><font size="2"><font size="2">of </font><em>New Letters on the A</em><font size="2"><em>ir</em><font size="2"><em><font size="2"> </font></em></font></font></font></font></span></font></span></font></span>features very different approaches to intertwining poetry and music, resulting in equally different performances. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:25:08 +0000 Angela Elam 30773 at http://kcur.org Poets Off The Page Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco http://kcur.org/post/inaugural-poet-richard-blanco <p>During the President’s inauguration ceremony on Monday, <a href="http://www.richard-blanco.com/">Richard Blanco</a> delivered a poem written especially for this occasion.&nbsp; At age 44, he is not only the youngest, but the first Latino and openly gay poet to have this honor.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:06:42 +0000 Angela Elam & Stephanie Hughes & Jamie Walsh 30717 at http://kcur.org Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Poet Tony Barnstone http://kcur.org/post/poet-tony-barnstone <p>Tony Barnstone, son of poet, translator, and scholar Willis Barnstone and visual artist Elli Barnstone, was surrounded by great works of art, literature, and philosophy as a child, and like his sister, Aliki, followed in his father's footsteps. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:52:52 +0000 Angela Elam 30163 at http://kcur.org Poet Tony Barnstone Fiction Writer Anne Enright http://kcur.org/post/fiction-writer-anne-enright <p>Winner of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2012, Irish author Anne Enright talks about her often darkly humorous approach to writing about love, desire, death, and family. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:23:33 +0000 Angela Elam 30162 at http://kcur.org Fiction Writer Anne Enright Fiction Writer Jim Shepard http://kcur.org/post/fiction-writer-jim-shepard <p>Acclaimed fiction writer Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and several short story collections, including <em> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307277607?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=newletters-20&amp;link_code=wql" target="_blank">Like You'd Understand Anyway</a></em>, winner of the 2008 Story Prize and a National Book Award finalist. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:35 +0000 Angela Elam 30159 at http://kcur.org Fiction Writer Jim Shepard