WHEN THE NEWS IS FALLING DOWN ALL AROUND WHAT GOOD IS LEFT IN THE DAY — Poetry’s Left Overs When We Are Over It

You’ve seen the headlines–Let’s start, O Poetry Flight of Listeners, with a way to begin the morning anew, morning being whenever you are awake, and now is a good time—from Psalms, This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice, and be glad in it, Psalms 118, I’m Professor Barbara Mossberg for our Poetry Slow Down on radiomonterey.com, with Producer Zappa Johns, who does our podcast, at barbaramossberg.com, with the news we need, the news we heed, the news without which men die miserably every day 

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Headlines, Heartlines, Love Lines: Poets on the Front Lines When Life is on the Line

WHEN IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR LIFE WE FIND OURSELVES IN A DARK WOOD WHERE THE DIRECT WAY IS LOST—HOW “WILD, HARSH AND INPENETRABLE”—“SCARCELY LESS BITTER THAN DEATH”—“THINKING OF IT RECREATES THE FEAR”—(Dante, The Inferno), HOW AND WHY TO GO ON:
When Fear Blocks Our Way Love is the Answer

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Professor Barbara Mossberg’s THE ROAD TO HAMILTON, PART TWO GALL, GUTS, NERVE, AND GLORY

A Show for Pre (and Ali) On the way to the phenomenon of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tour de force on Alexander Hamilton, the power of books and poetry to excite and move our world, Viet Tang Nwhen (Viet Thanh Nguyen)’s The Sympathizer (look for it as the next musical blockbuster on Broadway, I’m just sayin), we slow down to consider lyrical feats and feet: THE POETRY OF INDIGESTION, PAIN, AND GLORIOUS PHYSICAL DESIRE TO RUN AND TO WIN (AND EVEN LOSE) IN LANES AND LINES WITH POETIC FEET

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WE THE PEOPLE: THE ROAD TO HAMILTON, PART ONE

I Found Myself in the Stories He Told—Richard Rodriquez, on William Saroyan

WE THE PEOPLE: THE ROAD TO HAMILTON, PART ONE, live from Broadway-New York and Helsinki, the 40th Fulbright Anniversary and the Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on North American Studies

The Nation of Nobody: The Crisis of Belonging in Alien-Nation, or, Outsiders as the Elect(ed) in American Cultural History (and that includes Emily Dickinson, and you).

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TODAY I WAS HAPPY SO I MADE THIS POEM (James Wright): NOW MAY CRIES OUT AGAIN, I’M HERE I’M HERE (Alicia Ostriker)

On this aMayzing Mother’s day, as our show today celebrates the “here” in the hear and now, podcast at BarbaraMossberg.com, produced by Zappa Johns, slowing down and heating it up, with poetry “without which men die miserably every day” (Wm. Carlos Williams). Thank you for joining me . . . livestreamed Sunday noon-1 pm, podcast anytime it’s morning in your life, and you’re slowing down to make it last. Hearwith is a program summary, for you, Dear Listener:

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Public announcement: No alligators were harmed in the making of this show.

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IT’S MAY!

YOU’VE GOT TO GET UP OUT OF BED AND GREET THE DAY! WITH THE COFFEE OF THE POETRY SLOW DOWN

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YOU ANGEL YOU (Dylan)—ARE YOU MY ANGEL (Ferlinghetti)?: POETS AS MESSENGERS? When People You Love See Angels in the Curtains and the Trees

Exploring angels through the lens of poetry, from Angels of Bread to the Necessary Angel, the Better Angel, the Industrious Angel, the Child Angel, Angel on Wheels, Angel in the House, Guardian Angel, the Angels in America, Angels Who Have Returned With My Memories (from the Chicken Chronicles)—

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