Word of Mouth Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered

ISBN-10: 0375713158

ISBN-13: 9780375713156

Edition: 2003

Authors: Catherine Bowman

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Starting in 1995, NPR’s All Things Considered began presenting poets reading their own works. Introduced by “poetry DJ” Catherine Bowman, these popular short segments allowed listeners to experience poetry as a kind of verbal music, recalling its roots as a spoken art form. Word of Mouth, edited by Bowman, brings together the poems that have been featured on NPR, providing a window onto the dynamic contemporary poetry scene. A child playing with flashes of sunlight in the aisle of an airplane; a woman describing tropical fruit to someone in a faraway country; a man building a deck with his dead father’s hammer; the musings of a Barbie doll participating in a 12-step program: these poems powerfully and lyrically transform the stuff of every day life. A celebration of the poetic voice that includes 33 acclaimed writers, this vibrant anthology proves beyond any doubt that poetry is far more than just words on paper. Quincy Troupe • Czeslaw Milosz • Campbell McGrath • C.D. Wright • Jack Gilbert • Heather McHugh • David Lehman • Wang Ping • Joseph Brodsky • Paul Beatty • Lorna Dee Cervantes • Paul Muldoon • Lucille Clifton • Naomi Shihab Nye • Richard Blanco • Albert Goldbarth • Carrie Allen McCray • Belle Waring • Russell Edson • Kevin Young • Nuali Di Dhomhnaill • Charles Harper Webb • Denise Duhamel • Yusef Komunyakaa • Hal Sirowitz • Lucia Perillo • Amy Gerstler • Maura Stanton • Marilyn Chin • Philip Booth • Jane Cooper • Diane DiPrima • Elizabeth Spires
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

CATHERINE BOWMAN is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University and the author of the poetry collections Notarikon (Four Way Books 2005), Rock Farm, and 1-800-HOTRIBS. Bowman received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Poetry and her poems have appeared in six editions of The Best American Poetry. She lives in Bloomington.

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Coinages: A Fairy Tale How Easy It Is An Explanation
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On the Eating of Mice Counting Sheep Antimatter The Fall
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Nude The Race
The New Marriage Tone of Voice Buyer's Remorse
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