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KJZZ's Word podcast is hosting a literary-themed Halloween costume contest! Submit photos and and a description of your costume for a chance to win a KJZZ swag bag. Winners will be announced on the Nov. 14 episode of Word.
On this episode of Word,”poets and storytellers have an opportunity to perform in the Valley, plus we feature young adult travel and romance set in Arizona, as well as a YA fantasy/romance rooted in dark magic.
On this Season 10 opener, it’s all about anecdotes. We feature conversations about minor league baseball; the only Latino governor of Arizona, Raúl Héctor Castro, affectionately known as Raúlito; plus tales of the legendary troubadour Bob Dylan. → Subscribe to the Word podcast
On this episode of Word, it’s the season-ender! We discuss reading events beyond the upcoming Juneteenth holiday that offer a deeper connection to why it’s celebrated. Plus, a literary convo from Kenya happened while on "vacation," and I returned to the Valley to discuss a debut novel from an ASU professor emerita.
On this episode, a Diné writer releases her first novel. Plus, we examine an international true-crime story by a Valley poet-turned sleuth. And, we extend a bow to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a day at the Kentucky Derby.
Coming up on this episode, musician Lizzo is the subject of a new graphic short story series. Plus, a linguist argues for bad language … "Like, literally, dude." And, a rapid-fire play examines the search for love and dignity by single Black females.
National Poetry Month continues on this episode of Word, which also features crime fiction, a novel set in 1940s Harlem, plus a memoir from journalist and NPR's All Things Considered co-host Marie Louise Kelly.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 KJZZ haiku contest.
This year's theme: What's something you want to reset in your life?
Jamie Galloway's poem "Dormancy Reset" was randomly selected as this year's winner.
Shakespeare, hiking in Arizona, poetry on vinyl and a haiku winner share some thematic space on this KJZZ podcast about literature in Arizona and the region. It's hosted by Tom Maxedon. → Listen to more episodes of Word
On this episode of Word, a Valley resident turns experience as a former prison inmate into a graphic novel. Plus, addiction to an anti-anxiety drug leads to a debut mystery. Plus, the haiku train is still running down the tracks and as the KJZZ Annual Haiku Writing Contest keeps on chugging.
Coming up on this Season 9 opener of Word, wanna get off this planet? A new sci-fi novel examines the implications of doing so and what it means for sustainability by those of us who choose to stay on it.
Plus, it’s Black History Month.
Why are representations of it lacking in Arizona?
Finally, February means National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), and the 2023 KJZZ Haiku Writing Contest.
What do an Old West mystery/fantasy novel, a former transgender firefighter and NaNoWriMo have in common? Find out on this episode of KJZZ's Word. It's a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
What do vampires, poetry and Agatha Christie have in common? Find out in this episode of Word, a podcast hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon about literature in Arizona and the region.
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What do detectives, mobsters, jazz musicians, and fall have in common? Those are some of the themes we explore on the Season 8 opener of Word. It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.