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Father and Daughter poets, Willis and Aliki Barnstone

From: New Letters on the Air
Length: 29:01

Father and daughter poets Willis and Aliki Barnstone share their recent work, talk about how they influence each other, and read from work old and new.

Barnstones_small For Father's Day, we'll feature father/daughter poets Willis Barnstone and Aliki Barnstone, who talk about how they influence each other's work.  Aliki's first book was published before her father's, when she was only 12 years old, but his books of poetry and translations now far outnumber hers. They read one of their earliest collaborations, published in New Letters magazine in 1977, and Aliki reads from her 2011 book, BRIGHT BODY, and her 2009 collection of new and selected poems, DEAR GOD, DEAR DR. HEARTBREAK, while Willis reads from LIFE WATCH and one of his 501 Sonnets from THE SECRET READER.

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Piece Description

For Father's Day, we'll feature father/daughter poets Willis Barnstone and Aliki Barnstone, who talk about how they influence each other's work.  Aliki's first book was published before her father's, when she was only 12 years old, but his books of poetry and translations now far outnumber hers. They read one of their earliest collaborations, published in New Letters magazine in 1977, and Aliki reads from her 2011 book, BRIGHT BODY, and her 2009 collection of new and selected poems, DEAR GOD, DEAR DR. HEARTBREAK, while Willis reads from LIFE WATCH and one of his 501 Sonnets from THE SECRET READER.

Broadcast History

This program originally uplinked to PRSS' Content Depot on June 1, 2012, for delivery to member stations.

Timing and Cues

PROMO: This week on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, listen to the father/daughter poetry team, Willis and Aliki [uh-Lee-Kee] Barnstone. She published her first book of poems at age 12 under the guidance of her scholarly father, Willis, whose own poetry was published after hers. Discover more about their influence on each,next time on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR.
UPLINK DATE: 06/01/2012
PROGRAM LENGTH: 29:00 minutes
INCUE: (music) "It's not often that a father follows..."
OUTCUE: "...Thanks for listening to NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR."

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Wonderment Full Studio Cutz Production Library Light and Bright. Studio Cutz 2000 :00
Starlight Studio Cutz Light and Bright. Studio Cutz Production Library 2012 :00

Additional Credits

New Letters on the Air is a production of the quarterly literary magazine, New Letters, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Partial financial support comes from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Related Website

http://www.newletters.org/radio