Public Poetry Announcement

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May is Older Americans Month and we’ve been featuring the voices of some of Michigan’s senior citizens. Today, we get a perspective on aging from the Greek lyric poet Anacreon, who was born around 582 B.C.

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May is Older Americans Month and we’ve been featuring the voices of some of Michigan’s senior citizens. Today, we get some wisdom on aging in the form of poetry.

 Here is Lansing poet Ruelaine Stokes reading an unnamed poem by the Chinese writer Lin Yutang.  Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are produced in collaboration with the Center for Poetry at Michigan State University.  

April is National Poetry Month, and before we get to the tulips and sunny days of May, we wanted to take some time to listen to one of the most famous poems about this month. Here is Director of the Michigan State University Center for Poetry Anita Skeen reading an excerpt from “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot.

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April is poetry month and it seemed like the perfect time to bring back our occasional series of Public Poetry Announcements. In keeping with the weather, we have a spring themed poem.

Public Poetry Announcement: Marion McCready

Jul 17, 2014
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It’s been awhile since we’ve paused for a Public Poetry Announcement here on Current State. With this polar vortex making the nights feel more like autumn, contributor Stephanie Glazier has a timely poem from Marion McCready to remind us that it is still, indeed, summertime. 

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Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier reads "At the IGA: Franklin, New Hampshire", by Jane Kenyon.

Public Poetry Announcement: Ana Castillo

Feb 14, 2014
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For this Valentine's Day, Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier offers Ana Castillo's "I Ask the Impossible." 

Public Poetry Announcement: Michelle Boisseau

Jan 21, 2014
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Today's public poetry announcement: Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier reads "The Fury That Breaks" by Michelle Boisseau.

Current State #190 | October 29, 2013

Oct 29, 2013

Today on Current State: possible decriminalization of marijuana in Lansing; Great Lakes Month in Review; MEA on recent RTW complaints; Public Poetry Announcement and local food innovation district.  

Public Poetry Announcement: Ofelia Zepeda

Oct 29, 2013
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Today's public poetry announcement features Current State contributor David Clauson reading "Smoke in Our Hair" by Ofelia Zepeda.

Current State #167 | September 26, 2013

Sep 26, 2013

Today on Current State: Cristo Rey Community Center's new Executive Director; Public Poetry Announcement; MSU Symphony opens new season; Voices of Experience series with 'Eternal General' Frank Kelley; and Banned Books Week.

Public Poetry Announcement: Anne Sexton

Sep 26, 2013
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Anne Sexton's "With Mercy for the Greedy" is today's Public Poetry Announcement.

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are read by regular contributor Stephanie Glazier.

Public Poetry Announcement: Brenda Shaughnessy

Sep 4, 2013
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Brenda Shaughnessy's "Visitor" is the featured Public Poetry Announcement read by Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier.

Public Poetry Announcement: Paisley Rekdal

Aug 15, 2013
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Paisley Rekdal's "Happiness" is the featured Public Poetry Announcement read by Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier. 

Public Poetry Announcement: Gwendolyn Brooks

Jul 29, 2013
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Gwendolyn Brooks’ “The Bean Eaters” is today's Public Poetry Announcement.

Public Poetry Announcement: Eloise Klein Healy

Jun 27, 2013
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Eloise Klein Healy’s "Asking About You" is the featured Public Poetry Announcement.

Public Poetry Annoucement: Jessica Greenbaum

May 31, 2013
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Jessica Greenbaum’s “A Poem for S.” is this week’s Public Poetry Announcement.

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Public Poetry Announcement: Jane Kenyon

May 21, 2013
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Jane Kenyon’s “Afternoon At MacDowell” is this week’s Public Poetry Announcement.

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Public Poetry Announcement: John Balaban

May 2, 2013

 

Today's public poetry announcement features David Clauson reading "Passing Through Albuquerque" by John Balaban. 

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Public Poetry Announcement: Carl Phillips

Apr 16, 2013
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Carl Phillips went from a high school Latin teacher to one of the most prestigious positions in American letters, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. The world-renown poet and professor at Washington University-St. Louis discusses his career and reads  one of his poems ahead of his visit to Michigan State University on Wednesday.

Current State #65 | April 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

 Today on Current State: national organization for stricter gun laws; Public Poetry Announcement; and Capitol City Film Festival on it's third year in Lansing.

Public Poetry Announcement: Theodore Roethke

Apr 12, 2013

  Today's public poetry announcement features David Clauson reading the  "Root Cellar." The poem is by Theodore Roethke.  

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Public Poetry Announcement: Philip Levine

Mar 27, 2013
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For this Public Poetry Announcement, Current State producer Joe Linstroth and Stephanie Glazier, acting director of MSU’s Center for Poetry, discuss world-renown poet and Detroit native Philip Levine, whose work focuses on labor and working class issues.  The poem featured in this segment is titled  “Drum.” 

Public Poetry Announcement: Mary Oliver

Mar 20, 2013

Today's public poetry announcement features David Clauson reading the  "Morning at the Great Pond." The poem is by Mary Oliver.  

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Public Poetry Announcement: Festival of Listening

Mar 14, 2013

The sixth annual Festival of Listening is this Friday in East Lansing. The event, put on by MSU’s RCAH Center for Poetry, features live readings of poetry in other languages with no translation. And it’s a hit, having become by far the Center's most popular event.

Stephanie Glazier, acting director of the Center for Poetry, and David Clauson, an MSU student, talk about the festival and share a Swedish haiku.

Current State #34 | February 28, 2013

Feb 28, 2013

Today on Current State: February's biggest news stories; a Public Poetry Announcement with local poet Diane Wakoski; a friend remembers pianist Van Cliburn; and a Detroit Tigers' season preview with Mario Impemba.

Public Poetry Announcement: Diane Wakoski

Feb 28, 2013

Diane Wakoski is an internationally renowned poet and a former MSU professor in creative writing. She discusses her career and shares one of her poems, "The Duchess Potatoes."

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Jamaal May is a world class spoken-word artist and poet from Detroit. He has a guest performance at this weekend’s Poetry Out Loud Michigan high school state championships, which are being held in East Lansing.  Mr. May discusses his career, shares some poetry and tells us about the competition. 

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

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Our Public Poetry Announcement for Valentine’s Day features Jack Gilbert’s “The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart.”  Current State producer Joe Linstroth and Stephanie Glazier, acting director of MSU’s Center for Poetry in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, discuss Gilbert’s richly detailed poem and the limits of language when it approaches such broad, ineffable emotions like love.

Current State’s Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Today we’re starting a new recurring segment on Current State. It’s called Public Poetry Announcement.