I READ THE NEWS TODAY OH BOY—AND WHAT EMILY DICKINSON HAS TO DO WITH IT: A SHOW INSPIRED BY A BIRTHDAY WITH THE EMILY DICKINSON INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY, THE DAY’S HEADLINES OF GLOBAL DAILY ANGUISH, AND POETRY’S NEWS “WITHOUT WHICH MEN DIE MISERABLY EVERY DAY”—in which we hear poems by Emily Dickinson (her not-so-secret buried gold of a pirate persona), Garcia Lorca, Sir Walter Raleigh (!), and news poems from the Tupelo Press 30-30 Project, February 2014, from Dr. Barbara Mossberg, “Camel Escapes and ‘Stomps’ Man in Southern California (AP February 15, 2014),” “Friendship Is Bigger Than We Know,” “The News Without Which Men Die Miserably Every Day,” “We Who Live in the Flight Path,” and “A Hokey Pokey Moment.” Oh, and of course, e.e. cummings, William Carlos Williams, and Shakespeare. We ponder the insights about history through the lens of poetry. A follow up story of your reporter, to come: A backstory of The Tempest and the nature of early colonial writings about the so-called New World. And meanwhile, slow down for the news you need, the news you heed, poetry: viva!
Broadcast live at RadioMonterey.com, Sunday Noon-1 pm, podcast at BarbaraMossberg.com
© Barbara Mossberg 2014