A podcast about literature
hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon.

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Enter to win a “Tiny Library” made up of books from authors interviewed on Season 10 of KJZZ's Word podcast. There is an option to win a children’s book bundle as well as a bundle suited for adults.
Dec. 1, 2023
It’s National Poetry Month, and we take “Word” on the road to Tucson to follow up on planting haiku in the city. We also visit the University of Arizona Poetry Center, home to one of the largest collections of poetry in the nation.
Feb. 6, 2019
TC Tolbert
Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert and the Downtown Tucson Partnership put haiku in public spaces throughout the city.
Feb. 5, 2019
Maneki-neko statues for sale at the Matsuri Festival.
This week’s episode continues examining the art of haiku and Japanese culture as Tom Maxedon and his guest John Sachen preview the Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan.
Feb. 3, 2019
Tomas Stanton
An interview with Tomas Stanton from Mesa Arts Center about engaging youth in writing and performing poetry.
Feb. 2, 2019
Michael Dylan Welch
An interview with Michael Dylan Welch, creator of National Haiku Writing Month and administrator of the website that hosts it.
Feb. 1, 2019
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Welcome to Word, a podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon
Jan. 31, 2019