Word: A Podcast Exploring The Literary Arts In Arizona And The Southwest

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:52pm
Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:24am

Welcome to Word, a podcast hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon that focuses on the literary arts in Arizona and the region, as well as scholarship about them.



open book
Episode 8 | April 30, 2019
National Poetry Month, Part 3

National Poetry Month comes to an end as Tom talks to poetry podcaster Imogen Arate. KJZZ's Christina Estes samples some open mic poetry at a Valley bookstore. Plus, poet Anna Flores discusses her book of poetry and how coming from a family with mixed immigration status affects her writing.

open book
Episode 7 | April 24, 2019
National Poetry Month, Part 2

National Poetry Month Continues as Tom returns to The Valley to talk to Sally Ball, associate professor of English at ASU, and student poet and activist Austin Davis.

stack of books
Episode 6 | April 18, 2019
National Poetry Month, Part 1

Word hits the road! Take a trip to the University of Arizona Poetry Center, a haiku hike in Tucson — and more.


TC Tolbert
Episode 5 | March 1, 2019
TC Tolbert

Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert and the Downtown Tucson Partnership put haiku in public spaces throughout the city.


Rosemarie Dombrowski
Episode 4 | Feb. 22, 2019
Rosemarie Dombrowski

An interview with Rosemarie Dombrowski, Phoenix poet laureate and ASU professor, about taking poetry to the streets and the power of haiku.


John Sachen
Episode 3 | Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona Matsuri Festival

A preview of the upcoming Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan with John Sachen.


Tomas Stanton
Episode 2 | Feb. 8, 2019
Tomas Stanton

An interview with Tomas Stanton from Mesa Arts Center about engaging youth in writing and performing poetry.

Michael Dylan Welch
Episode 1 | Feb. 1, 2019
NaHaiWriMo

An interview with Michael Dylan Welch, creator of National Haiku Writing Month and administrator of the website that hosts it.




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