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WXXI features BOA 'Poetry Moments' for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and BOA Editions has partnered with Rochester public radio WXXI to celebrate with a special series of "Poetry Moments" -- BOA poems being read by dear BOA friends, staff, and board members. These WXXI / BOA Poetry Moments include selections from such BOA poets as Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, Aracelis Girmay, and many others. They will be broadcast daily at 9:43AM and 2:38PM EST on AM 1370; and at 9:20AM and 4:30PM EST on WXXI Classical 91.5. Tune in, or listen to the audio recordings here.

Here's a full list of poems being read on-air this month:

"Theater" by Carsten René Nielsen, translated by David Keplinger, read by Kyle Semmel

"Driving Around El Paso, Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Comes on the Radio" by Ray Gonzalez, read by Jeffrey Clark

"a woman who loves" by Lucille Clifton, read by The Honorable Teresa D. Johnson

"Jump" by Stephen Dobyns, read by Joe McElveney

"La Boda del Mar y Arena" by Aracelis Girmay, read by Bill Waddell

"Antarctica" by Chen Chen, read by Jonathan Everitt

"I Loved You Before I Was Born" by Li-Young Lee, read by Jack Langerak

"Burlington, Vermont" by Naomi Shihab Nye, read by Boo Poulin

"Glow" by Jawdat Fakhreddine, translated by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen, read by Peter Conners

Happy National Poetry Month!


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