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Poetry Sunday

WCAI airs a poem from a local poet every Sunday at 8:35.  

If you are interested in submitting a poem to Poetry Sunday, please view our guidelines here.

 

 

Poetry Sunday: David Xiang

Jan 29, 2017

David Xiang reads his poem "Compass."

Poetry Sunday: Michaela Coplen

Jan 22, 2017

Michaela Coplen reads her poem, "after november, all we dare do now."

Michaela Coplen is a winner of the National Students Poets Program in 2013. She's a student at Vassar College. Along with other poet winners, she was in Woods Hole in January 2017 as part of a writing retreat.

Here's a video collaboration of the student poets who visited Woods Hole.

Poetry Sunday: Chastity Hale

Jan 15, 2017

Chastity Hale reads her poem, "What It Means To Be Black In America."

Poetry Sunday: Lucile Burt

Jan 8, 2017
Catherine Butler

Lucile Burt reads her poem, "Saving the Turtles."

Poetry Sunday: Brooks Robards

Jan 1, 2017

Brooks Robards reads her poem, "Walking the Wrack."

Poetry Sunday: Barry Hellman

Dec 25, 2016
Steve Heaslip, Cape Cod Times

Barry Hellman reads his poem, "Royal Riviera Pears."

Katy Sternberger

Katy Sternberger reads her poem "Sunset on the Shore."

Poetry Sunday: Maggie Cleveland

Dec 11, 2016

Maggie Cleveland reads her poem, "Things I Have Learned About Elevators."

Poetry Sunday: Laura Foley

Dec 4, 2016

Laura Foley reads her poem, "To See It."

Poetry Sunday: Karen Klein

Nov 27, 2016

Karen Klein reads her poem, "'How does your garden grow'?"

Poet/dancer, Karen Klein is the founder of teXt/moVes, a poetry movement collaborative.Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Drunken Boat, The Aurorean, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Pudding Magazine, Sunday Poet Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene, The Comstock Review. She lives in Mashpee and Cambridge and is a member of Steeple Street Poets.

Poetry Sunday: Steven Withrow

Nov 20, 2016

Steve Withrow reads him poem, "Leaving the Estuary."

Poetry Sunday: Lorna Knowles Blake

Nov 13, 2016

Lorna Knowles Blake reads her poem, "Bedtime Story."

Poetry Sunday: Susan Berlin

Nov 6, 2016

Susan Berlin reads her poem, "On This Filthy February Morning."

Poetry Sunday: Karen Elizabeth Sharpe

Oct 30, 2016

Karen Elizabeth Sharpe reads her poem, "The balance in question."

Poetry Sunday: Jarita Davis

Oct 23, 2016
Anne O'Brien

Jarita Davis reads her poem "Djiny Describes the Festival of São João."

Poetry Sunday: Lucile Burt

Oct 16, 2016
Leslie Rennie-Hill

Lucile Burt reads her poem, "Dreaming the River."

Poetry Sunday: Shelby Allen

Oct 9, 2016

Shelby Allen reads her poem "Crack Willow."

Shelby Allen is a writer and actress living in Falmouth and Boston. She lost her voice in a hard-to-summarize trauma she went through at 17.  She got her voice back, sort of, but not her real voice where she could say what she means.  That happened through poetry (and theater). "Crack Willow" is the title poem of her book, subtitled Poems of Transformation.

Poetry Sunday: Rick Reibstein

Oct 2, 2016

Rick Reibstein reads his poem, "Piscataqua River Bridge." 

Adeline Carrie Koscher reads her poem, "Learning to Live with Water."

Adeline Carrie Koscher writes as a conduit for wonder, solace, and vitality. Writing provides her the opportunity to revisit and reinvent the world. When writing, she is the happiest person alive. Her writing can be found in Review Americana, The Lyon Review, Adana, Altered States, ninepatch, and Zetetic.

Poetry Sunday: Judith Partelow

Sep 18, 2016

Judith Partelow reads her poem, "Tribute to My Mother."

Poetry Sunday: Leslie Paolucci

Sep 11, 2016

 

Leslie Paolucci reads her poem, "Penance." 

 

 

Leslie Paolucci lives with her husband and daughter in Falmouth, MA.  Her poems have appeared most recently in Kindred, Brain,Child Magazine, and Lumina.  She has an MFA from Goddard College and has enjoyed many summer workshops at the Green Mountain Writer's conference in Vermont. 

Poetry Sunday: Eric Edwards

Sep 4, 2016

Eric Edwards reads his poem "Container Ship."

Poetry Sunday: Paula Erickson

Aug 28, 2016
Jim Rohrer

 

Paula Erickson reads her poem "The Scale of Wind." 

 

 

 

 

Wellfleet's Paula Erickson is a two-time regional finalist in the WOMR Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest.  Someday she may learn to sail, but for now she simply admires the wind.

Poetry Sunday: BettyAnn Lauria

Aug 21, 2016
Tom Lauria

BettyAnn Lauria reads her poem, "Daily Observance."

BettyAnn Lauria is a writer, singer, educator and energy worker. She has lived on the Cape with her husband Tom for 22 years. Her work appeared in CapeWoman Magazine, World of Water, World of Sand and Prime Time Magazine. She is a proud charter member of the Bass River Revisionists.

Poetry Sunday: Rebecca Okrent

Aug 14, 2016
Georgia Fanelli

Rebecca Okrent reads her poem, "Consider the Horseshoe Crab."  

Rebecca Okrent lives with her husband Daniel Okrent on Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet where the salt marsh served as inspiration for many of the poems in her recent book, Boys of My Youth, published by Four Way Books.

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