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Poetry Bus

From: Jake Warga
Length: 04:54

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Pb4_small On assignment: ride the "poetry bus" http://www.poetrybus.com/ Aired 12/8/2006 http://www.studio360.org/episodes/2006/12/08

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On assignment: ride the "poetry bus" http://www.poetrybus.com/ Aired 12/8/2006 http://www.studio360.org/episodes/2006/12/08

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Review of Poetry Bus

I like this story. I learned something new. Who knew there was a poetry bus? The piece is well written, tightly edited and uses ambiance well. Jake is an accomplished producer, and you hear it here. I like that the piece needs minimal narration, with short sentences and simple questions. It also has a good narrative and flow, with a great ending. It also has a broad appeal for listeners.

This piece would be a great drop-in for WATC, WESUN, Day to Day or any other magazine, local or national.

Broadcast History

WNYC Studio360 12/8/2007

Transcript

[Engine start, honking, constant driving audio bed]

I don?t know much about poetry, but I couldn?t miss the bus: huge, silver, 40 foot long touring coach, with ?poetry bus? written on the side in large red letters, I caught it in Portland Oregon, on it?s way back to Seattle where it started almost 2 months ago. The bus has been on the road for 15,000 miles, giving over 60 readings across the country,

[Joshua] I think we wanted to be something new, wanted it to operate, without sounding cheesy, like a poem itself, you enter it, and you try to experience it along the way.

That?s Joshua Beckman, one of the founders of the poetry bus, and an editor at Wave books, a Seattle-based independent press that?s sponsoring the trip.

[Matthew]?Ear to the aluminum floor, crushed pavement beneath?.The wide way of the sky becoming dark, white van speeding along the bottom of darkness?
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http://www.poetrybus.com/