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WXXI Poetry Moments 2018

Airs at 12:20 p.m. on Classical 91.5; at 2:38 p.m. on AM 1370; and at 9:20 a.m. on Different Radio

WXXI will celebrate poets and their words during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Once again this year, we will have a special series of Poetry Moments, created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions, celebrating more than 40 years of independent publishing. The 2018 WXXI Poetry Moments will be broadcast April 9–20  on Classical 91.5, AM 1370, and Different Radio.

These WXXI/BOA Poetry Moments are an annual celebration. Our 2017 Poetry Moments are available here.

“The Second O of Sorrow” from The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty

Read by Sandi Henschel

Dougherty has written or edited fifteen books including All You Ask for is Longing: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions 2014) and Double Kiss: Stories, Poems, Essays on the Art of Billiards (Mammoth Books 2017). Known for his dynamic readings, he has performed at hundreds of venues, universities, and festivals including the Dodge Poetry Festival and the Old Dominion Literary Festival. He lives in Erie, PA.

WXXI Poetry Moments are created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions, in celebration of National Poetry Month.


“Self-Portrait as the Man I’ve Become” from The Trembling Answers by Craig Morgan Teicher

Read by Brian Wood

Teicher is the author of three books of poetry: The Trembling Answers; To Keep Love Blurry; and Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry; as well as Cradle Book: Stories and Fables. His first book of essays about poetry, We Begin in Gladness: On Poetic Development is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2018. He is Director of Digital Operations at Publishers Weekly magazine, where he has also served as poetry reviews editor for eight years.

WXXI Poetry Moments are created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions, in celebration of National Poetry Month.


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