A poem from Kazim Ali about the first day of the Ramadan fast. This dawn-to-dusk fast is observed worldwide.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
A Poem from Martin Espada.
A reading of a thriller from 1843 full of paranoia, hallucinations and a heart that pursues its killer. John Astin reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
We meet the poet Kazim Ali and hear him read from his Ramadan journal. Around the world Muslims have begun the month of ritual fasting. Kazim's book is Fasting for Ramadan: Notes From a Spiritual Practice.
A reading by poet Martin Espada.
When in doubt about what play to run, a quarterback can always call a "haiku," says writer Scott Carrier.
Poet Kathleen Flenniken says her book “Plume” is an attempt to make sense of the pride and betrayal she feels from growing up near a Cold War nuclear plant.
Kane Smego is a spoken word artist in Durham, N.C. He wrote a poem about the end of his grandfather's life, expressing his own questions and regrets. We'll be hearing more from Kane and his group Sacrificial Poets on this program.
Ira Glass reads an Allen Ginsberg poem to the music of Philip Glass.
We listen in to the poetic quoting that Carol Muske-Dukes was taught by her mother.
Egyptian journalist Soraya Morayef has been interviewing the artists who have created images on the streets of Cairo.
Arabic professor Doria El Kerdany has been in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in recent days. She is one of the 22 million people who have signed a petition demanding changes in the way the country is run.
Nader Haj Kadour, the artist who was commissioned to paint the portraits of Syria’s ruling family, is watching as 40 years of his work are being destroyed.
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