Literature

president ghost

A ghost story for the election season from listener Eric Van Vleet.

demon lake

Listener Sophia Derbes sent us this ghost story about a boy, a girl and the divide between them.

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni reads "Poem for Lady Whose Voice I Like"

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni reads Untitled (For Margaret Danner).

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni reads her poem, "For Saundra."

Cheryl Strayed

Devastated at the unexpected death of her morther, Cheryl Strayed embarked on a three-month solo trip along the rugged Pacific Crest Trail. Those 94 days changed her life in ways she could never have imagined. She writes about that transformative time in her memoir "Wild."

Still from  "The Glass Castle"

It's a rite of passage to find our parents embarrassing, particularly as we start to carve out distinct identities in those early years away from home. For Jeannette Walls, the moment was a bit more extreme. 

Ken Nordine is the epitome of jazz poetry, nicknamed "the Voice." Best known for his "Word Jazz" series, this poem is one he did for a paint company. The paint company is long forgotten, but the poem lives on.

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