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WordTemple on KRCB features Northern California poet Katherine Hastings in discussion with poets and writers. The program showcases authors by presenting interviews and readings of their work, and exposes the KRCB community of listeners to a wide variety of voices and styles. Reconstructions highlighting the work of poets and writers posthumously will also be featured. From the Beats of San Francisco to Russia's Ratushinskaya, WordTemple will feature some of the most interesting work and stories in the world of literature. More information at wordtemple.com

Latest Episodes

Know Me Here — An Anthology of Poetry by Women - December 17, 2017

Katherine Hastings presents a recording of the book release party for this timely anthology. Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in September 2017, over a dozen of the poets represented in the book read their work. Edited and published by Katherine (WordTemple Press), poets in the anthology include Devreaux Baker, Ellen Bass, Gillian Conoley, Sharon Doubiago, Camille T. Dungy, Annie Finch, Molly Fisk, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Lynne Knight, Mary Mackey, Jane Mead, Rusty Morrison, Melissa Stein, Laura Walker, Arisa White and many others, including several Sonoma County poets — Janine Canan, Sandy Eastoak, Terry Ehret, Kathleen Winter and more. Tune in and join the celebration of this terrific anthology of poetry written by women, but for everyone!

58 min2017 DEC 19
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Know Me Here — An Anthology of Poetry by Women - December 17, 2017

Cortney Lamar Charlestona - October 15, 2017

On today’s very special program, Hastings speaks with Cave Canem Fellow Cortney Lamar Charleston. His debut collection, Telepathologies, won the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by D.A. Powell. In 2017, Charleston was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Lamar began writing and performing poetry as a member of The Excelano Project when he was an undergraduate studying economics and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His poetry is described as a marriage between art and activism, and a call for a more involved and empathetic understanding of the diversity of the human experience. His academic background, coupled with his upbringing spent bouncing between Chicago’s South Side and its South and West suburbs influence his written work, grappling with race, masculinity, heteronormativity, class, family, faith and how identity is, functionally, a transition zone between all of these competing ...

58 min2017 OCT 17
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Cortney Lamar Charlestona - October 15, 2017

Gregory W. Randall, Jodi Hottel - September 17, 2017

WordTemple host Katherine Hastings airs a reading by Gregory W. Randall recorded at the WordTemple Poetry Series in June of 2017. Randall was celebrating the release of his first full-length collection of poetry, A Cartography of Selves. Susan Terris says “A Cartography of Selves is a series of complex, luminous poems. Some are in the voice of the poet, examining his many selves. Others are intimate views of the relationship of husband to wife, wife to husband, all told with a raw, loving, compelling urgency. There are also poems that delve into art, artists, music and nature, approaching these subjects with a similar sense of the transience of beauty.” Hastings says, “From the first poem in A Cartography of Selves where a young boy searches earnestly for the lunar Sea of Serenity as a place of refuge for himself and his mother, to poems where lovers discover each others bodies or “sit in lawn chairs in broad daylight/with shotguns and a case of beer,’ this collection offers a ...

58 min2017 SEP 18
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Gregory W. Randall, Jodi Hottel - September 17, 2017

John Hart, Fred Ostrander, and Bob Hicok - August 20, 2017

On today’s program WordTemple host Katherine Hastings revisits interviews and readings with three poets — John Hart, Fred Ostrander and Bob Hicok. Poet and environmental journalist John Hart is the author of The Climbers (Pitt Poetry Series) and, most recently and to be included in a future program, Storm Camp. He is the winner of the James D. Phelan Award, the Commonwealth Club Medal in Californiana, and the David R. Brower Award for Service in the Field of Conservation. Editor of the literary magazine Blue Unicorn, Hart reads from his own work but also discusses his late father, Lawrence Hart, and the Lawrence Hart Seminars. Lawrence Hart taught a method of poetry writing he called Direct Sensory Reporting, a discipline any poet will find of interest. Fred Ostrander was a highly respected poet and mountain climber, having conquered mountains in Nepal and Bhutan. He was the author of three collections, the most recent being It Lasts a Moment. His work reflects his concerns about ...

58 min2017 AUG 21
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John Hart, Fred Ostrander, and Bob Hicok - August 20, 2017

Heathcote Williams - July 16, 2017

On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;'” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public. He was also a magician, fire-eater and naturalist who discovered a new species of honey-producing wasp in the Amazon. If you haven’t heard of him, it may be because he eschewed publicity and public readings. Fortunately, you can hear Williams performing Whale Nation — host Katherine Hastings’ personal favorite of his works — this month on WordTemple.

58 min2017 AUG 19
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Heathcote Williams - July 16, 2017

Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw, Devorah Major - June 18, 2017

Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series, host Katherine Hastings presents Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus, Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw and devorah major. Author of In Concern: for Angels and Suburbs of My Childhood, Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus Bill Vartnaw is also the publisher for Taurean Horn Press which has published Carol Sanchez, q.r. hand, jr., Kim Shuck and a dozen others. He was born and raised in Petaluma, CA and was an original member of the Bay Area Poets Coalition. Vartnaw has been a powerful and highly appreciated force in helping to plan and orchestrate the annual Petaluma Poetry Walk. John Shoptaw was raised in the drained Mississippi River floodplain of the Missouri Bootheel, where he picked cotton, was baptized in a drainage ditch and worked in a lumber mill. He is the author of Times Beach, winner of the 2015 Notre Dame Book Prize and the 2016 Northern California Book Award in Poetry. He has also published a critical study, On the outside looking...

58 min2017 JUN 20
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Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw, Devorah Major - June 18, 2017

Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni, and Gillian Wegener - May 21, 2017

This month’s program features three poets — Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni and Gillian Wegener — recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series. Terry Ehret is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey. Poet laureate emerita of Sonoma County, her poems have won several literary awards including the National Poetry Series, California Commonwealth Club Book Award, Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize and four Pushcart Prize nominations. Erin Rodoni is an exciting new poet celebrating her first collection, Body, in Good Light. '“I walk toward you/barefoot,” writes Erin Rodoni, a poet who can speak with ease of private elegies and public journeys, of childbirth and of changing trains in Krakow"…Here is a book that journeys out into the world, and also inward, into the mysteries of private life of the body where “bliss, like a memory, can be unearthed by scent.”’ — Ilya Kaminsky Finally, Gillian Wegener gives an entertaining and energetic reading fr...

58 min2017 MAY 22
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Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni, and Gillian Wegener - May 21, 2017

Women's History Month - March 20, 2017

In celebration of Women’s History month, today’s program features five iconic American women poets reading their own work: Gertrude Stein, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan and Muriel Rukeyser. With little to no interruption between poets, sit back and experience these historic recordings of our poetic ancestors. Each offered something new when they burst upon the scene and now, decades later, their work maintains its relevance. Listen to these poems as you would listen to music. How do they speak to you in 2017?

58 min2017 MAR 20
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Women's History Month - March 20, 2017

David Meltzer - January 19, 2017

WordTemple host Katherine Hastings pays tribute to David Meltzer who died on December 31, 2016. Meltzer was, as Diane DiPrima put it, “one of the secret treasures on our planet. Great poet, musician, comic; mystic unsurpassed, performer with few peers.” On today’s program you’ll hear part of a reading Meltzer gave at the Beat Museum in San Francisco in February 2007 where, “Beats,” he said, “hang on the walls like wombats," an interview Hastings conducted with him at his home in March 2007, music performed by David with is late wife, Tina, and more. There is no better way to celebrate the gifts David Meltzer left the world than by listening to the man himself. Tune in and enjoy. When I was a Poet Everything was Possible there wasn’t Anything that wasn’t Poetry — from “When I Was a Poet”, David Meltzer

58 min2017 FEB 20
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David Meltzer - January 19, 2017

Sandra Angfang, Lee Slonimsky, Katherine Hastings - January 15, 2017

Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sebastopol, three poets celebrate new collections — Sandra Angfang, Lee Slonimsky and Katherine Hastings. Introduced by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle. Opening Poet Sandra Anfang is a prize-winning teacher, poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection is a chapbook from Finishing Line Press, Looking Glass Heart. Her poems have appeared in many journals including Poetalk; West Trestle Review; and Spillway, among others. Sandra is a California Poet/Teacher in the schools and the founder and host of the monthly poetry series, Rivertown Poets, in Petaluma, CA. Lee Slonimsky’s new collection is Consulting With the Swifts — New and Selected Poems, 1982 — 2016. Many Sonoma County residents have been treated to his previous collections, including Pythagoras in Love (now translated into a French edition by Elizabeth Coleman); Talk Between Leaf and Skin; Money and Light; Red-Tailed Hawk on Wall Street; Logician of the ...

58 min2017 JAN 16
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Sandra Angfang, Lee Slonimsky, Katherine Hastings - January 15, 2017

Latest Episodes

Know Me Here — An Anthology of Poetry by Women - December 17, 2017

Katherine Hastings presents a recording of the book release party for this timely anthology. Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in September 2017, over a dozen of the poets represented in the book read their work. Edited and published by Katherine (WordTemple Press), poets in the anthology include Devreaux Baker, Ellen Bass, Gillian Conoley, Sharon Doubiago, Camille T. Dungy, Annie Finch, Molly Fisk, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Lynne Knight, Mary Mackey, Jane Mead, Rusty Morrison, Melissa Stein, Laura Walker, Arisa White and many others, including several Sonoma County poets — Janine Canan, Sandy Eastoak, Terry Ehret, Kathleen Winter and more. Tune in and join the celebration of this terrific anthology of poetry written by women, but for everyone!

58 min2017 DEC 19
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Know Me Here — An Anthology of Poetry by Women - December 17, 2017

Cortney Lamar Charlestona - October 15, 2017

On today’s very special program, Hastings speaks with Cave Canem Fellow Cortney Lamar Charleston. His debut collection, Telepathologies, won the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by D.A. Powell. In 2017, Charleston was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Lamar began writing and performing poetry as a member of The Excelano Project when he was an undergraduate studying economics and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His poetry is described as a marriage between art and activism, and a call for a more involved and empathetic understanding of the diversity of the human experience. His academic background, coupled with his upbringing spent bouncing between Chicago’s South Side and its South and West suburbs influence his written work, grappling with race, masculinity, heteronormativity, class, family, faith and how identity is, functionally, a transition zone between all of these competing ...

58 min2017 OCT 17
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Cortney Lamar Charlestona - October 15, 2017

Gregory W. Randall, Jodi Hottel - September 17, 2017

WordTemple host Katherine Hastings airs a reading by Gregory W. Randall recorded at the WordTemple Poetry Series in June of 2017. Randall was celebrating the release of his first full-length collection of poetry, A Cartography of Selves. Susan Terris says “A Cartography of Selves is a series of complex, luminous poems. Some are in the voice of the poet, examining his many selves. Others are intimate views of the relationship of husband to wife, wife to husband, all told with a raw, loving, compelling urgency. There are also poems that delve into art, artists, music and nature, approaching these subjects with a similar sense of the transience of beauty.” Hastings says, “From the first poem in A Cartography of Selves where a young boy searches earnestly for the lunar Sea of Serenity as a place of refuge for himself and his mother, to poems where lovers discover each others bodies or “sit in lawn chairs in broad daylight/with shotguns and a case of beer,’ this collection offers a ...

58 min2017 SEP 18
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Gregory W. Randall, Jodi Hottel - September 17, 2017

John Hart, Fred Ostrander, and Bob Hicok - August 20, 2017

On today’s program WordTemple host Katherine Hastings revisits interviews and readings with three poets — John Hart, Fred Ostrander and Bob Hicok. Poet and environmental journalist John Hart is the author of The Climbers (Pitt Poetry Series) and, most recently and to be included in a future program, Storm Camp. He is the winner of the James D. Phelan Award, the Commonwealth Club Medal in Californiana, and the David R. Brower Award for Service in the Field of Conservation. Editor of the literary magazine Blue Unicorn, Hart reads from his own work but also discusses his late father, Lawrence Hart, and the Lawrence Hart Seminars. Lawrence Hart taught a method of poetry writing he called Direct Sensory Reporting, a discipline any poet will find of interest. Fred Ostrander was a highly respected poet and mountain climber, having conquered mountains in Nepal and Bhutan. He was the author of three collections, the most recent being It Lasts a Moment. His work reflects his concerns about ...

58 min2017 AUG 21
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John Hart, Fred Ostrander, and Bob Hicok - August 20, 2017

Heathcote Williams - July 16, 2017

On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;'” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public. He was also a magician, fire-eater and naturalist who discovered a new species of honey-producing wasp in the Amazon. If you haven’t heard of him, it may be because he eschewed publicity and public readings. Fortunately, you can hear Williams performing Whale Nation — host Katherine Hastings’ personal favorite of his works — this month on WordTemple.

58 min2017 AUG 19
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Heathcote Williams - July 16, 2017

Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw, Devorah Major - June 18, 2017

Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series, host Katherine Hastings presents Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus, Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw and devorah major. Author of In Concern: for Angels and Suburbs of My Childhood, Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus Bill Vartnaw is also the publisher for Taurean Horn Press which has published Carol Sanchez, q.r. hand, jr., Kim Shuck and a dozen others. He was born and raised in Petaluma, CA and was an original member of the Bay Area Poets Coalition. Vartnaw has been a powerful and highly appreciated force in helping to plan and orchestrate the annual Petaluma Poetry Walk. John Shoptaw was raised in the drained Mississippi River floodplain of the Missouri Bootheel, where he picked cotton, was baptized in a drainage ditch and worked in a lumber mill. He is the author of Times Beach, winner of the 2015 Notre Dame Book Prize and the 2016 Northern California Book Award in Poetry. He has also published a critical study, On the outside looking...

58 min2017 JUN 20
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Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw, Devorah Major - June 18, 2017

Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni, and Gillian Wegener - May 21, 2017

This month’s program features three poets — Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni and Gillian Wegener — recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series. Terry Ehret is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey. Poet laureate emerita of Sonoma County, her poems have won several literary awards including the National Poetry Series, California Commonwealth Club Book Award, Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize and four Pushcart Prize nominations. Erin Rodoni is an exciting new poet celebrating her first collection, Body, in Good Light. '“I walk toward you/barefoot,” writes Erin Rodoni, a poet who can speak with ease of private elegies and public journeys, of childbirth and of changing trains in Krakow"…Here is a book that journeys out into the world, and also inward, into the mysteries of private life of the body where “bliss, like a memory, can be unearthed by scent.”’ — Ilya Kaminsky Finally, Gillian Wegener gives an entertaining and energetic reading fr...

58 min2017 MAY 22
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Terry Ehret, Erin Rodoni, and Gillian Wegener - May 21, 2017

Women's History Month - March 20, 2017

In celebration of Women’s History month, today’s program features five iconic American women poets reading their own work: Gertrude Stein, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan and Muriel Rukeyser. With little to no interruption between poets, sit back and experience these historic recordings of our poetic ancestors. Each offered something new when they burst upon the scene and now, decades later, their work maintains its relevance. Listen to these poems as you would listen to music. How do they speak to you in 2017?

58 min2017 MAR 20
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Women's History Month - March 20, 2017

David Meltzer - January 19, 2017

WordTemple host Katherine Hastings pays tribute to David Meltzer who died on December 31, 2016. Meltzer was, as Diane DiPrima put it, “one of the secret treasures on our planet. Great poet, musician, comic; mystic unsurpassed, performer with few peers.” On today’s program you’ll hear part of a reading Meltzer gave at the Beat Museum in San Francisco in February 2007 where, “Beats,” he said, “hang on the walls like wombats," an interview Hastings conducted with him at his home in March 2007, music performed by David with is late wife, Tina, and more. There is no better way to celebrate the gifts David Meltzer left the world than by listening to the man himself. Tune in and enjoy. When I was a Poet Everything was Possible there wasn’t Anything that wasn’t Poetry — from “When I Was a Poet”, David Meltzer

58 min2017 FEB 20
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David Meltzer - January 19, 2017

Sandra Angfang, Lee Slonimsky, Katherine Hastings - January 15, 2017

Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sebastopol, three poets celebrate new collections — Sandra Angfang, Lee Slonimsky and Katherine Hastings. Introduced by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle. Opening Poet Sandra Anfang is a prize-winning teacher, poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection is a chapbook from Finishing Line Press, Looking Glass Heart. Her poems have appeared in many journals including Poetalk; West Trestle Review; and Spillway, among others. Sandra is a California Poet/Teacher in the schools and the founder and host of the monthly poetry series, Rivertown Poets, in Petaluma, CA. Lee Slonimsky’s new collection is Consulting With the Swifts — New and Selected Poems, 1982 — 2016. Many Sonoma County residents have been treated to his previous collections, including Pythagoras in Love (now translated into a French edition by Elizabeth Coleman); Talk Between Leaf and Skin; Money and Light; Red-Tailed Hawk on Wall Street; Logician of the ...

58 min2017 JAN 16
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Sandra Angfang, Lee Slonimsky, Katherine Hastings - January 15, 2017
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