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The Gift

Series produced by Stanzi Vaubel

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WBEZ presents this new poetry series – produced by Stanzi Vaubel and curated by Rachel Jamison Webster, author of September: Poems. This project is a collaboration with UniVerse of Poetry, a station partner and 501(c)3 organization that aims to celebrate poets from every nation in the world. Each piece drops us into a poets’ inner life, reminding us of the gift of being human among others.

Part I features living poets
Part II steps inside great works of literature


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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This interview with Chickasaw poet Linda Hogan was one of the first that was done for The Gift poetry series. It dropped producer Stanzi Vaubel and...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:38
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Kate Daniels describes herself “as a poet who has always been interested in what could not or should not be said.” Here, she talks about the truth ...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:37
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At the beginning of The Gift series, Rachel Jamison Webster sent this email to series producer Stanzi Vaubel: "Stanzi, I would like you to contac...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
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If we are always changing, how do we enter into relation with another person? How do we evolve with someone else, instead of away from them? Jay P...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:41
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“I Know Why I Make the Past a Destination,” Rachel begins, reminding us of the mystery of time – how sometimes we can “almost, but not quite, remem...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:35
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Imagination is the seed of empathy – a centrally important function – and both the gift and burden of the writer. Here The Gift series producer St...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:35
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Do we really understand metaphor? How much do we really engage with our world metaphorically? We all have days when a cup is just a cup, a tree is ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:59
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Chicago is home to many organizations that help young people to express themsleves, including Young Chicago Authors, After School Matters, Street-L...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 03:33
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In an interview with The Gift series producer Stanzi Vaubel, writer Lois Lowry talked about memory. In her novel, The Giver, one person holds the m...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 06:13
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“When I first read Joy Harjo's poetry it was like stepping outside of my own story, my own life which narrates and puts me at the center of every e...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:24
  • Purchases: 1
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 31:33
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 31:32
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 11:31
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When you mention T.S. Eliot and then refer to texts like The Waste Land or his magnum opus The Four Quartets you generally elicit discomfort, anger...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 18:13