Poetry http://wvpublic.org en Poetry on State of the Re:Union http://wvpublic.org/post/poetry-state-reunion <p>Hear the latest radio special in honor of National Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m.&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to being a public radio host, Al Letson is also a poet, playwright, and actor.</p><p>In this hour-long program,&nbsp; Letson will explore all facets of poetry. Poets from all over the country will speak about the craft, the lifestyle, and the resurgence of poems.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Teresa Wills 10315 at http://wvpublic.org Poetry on State of the Re:Union Fairmont State University Student Wins National Poetry Award http://wvpublic.org/post/fairmont-state-university-student-wins-national-poetry-award <p></p><p></p><p>April is Celebrating Poetry Month across the nation. West Virginia’s had a great many poets find success, including Irene McKinney, Linda Goodman, and Tom Andrews. But there’s a young man from Fairmont who’s now also making a name for himself in the field of poetry.</p><p>Ian Williams is a 21 year old college student at Fairmont State University. He studies English Education and he dreams of becoming a college professor at some point during his life. But before that, he’s finding success as a poet. Williams recently won a national Poetry Award, in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies College/University Level Poetry Competition. Ian was one of two first place winners. He says he first got interested in poetry as a high school student in Fairmont.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:44:05 +0000 Ben Adducchio 10375 at http://wvpublic.org Fairmont State University Student Wins National Poetry Award Constituional Powers Questioned in W.Va., Young Fairmont Poet Wins National Award http://wvpublic.org/post/constituional-powers-questioned-wva-young-fairmont-poet-wins-national-award <p></p><p>After some controversial vetoes from Gov. Tomblin, lawmakers, academics and citizens a like arequestioning the balance of power in West Virginia's Constitution and a 21-year-old Fairmont native is making a name for himself on the national poetry scene.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:15 +0000 Ashton Marra 10367 at http://wvpublic.org Constituional Powers Questioned in W.Va., Young Fairmont Poet Wins National Award Forgotten Black Poets of WWI Era Featured on New Website http://wvpublic.org/post/forgotten-black-poets-wwi-era-featured-new-website <p></p><p>The nation’s first and only building memorializing African American veterans of WWI is located in Kimball, W.Va. and Thursday evening a celebration of Black History Month will take place there that highlights the work of two previously unrecognized poets from the era.</p><p>The two poets were sisters from Beckley who at age 17 and 18 attended the West Virginia Colored Institute, which is now West Virginia State College. An 83 page hard back book featuring their poetry was published in 1919.</p><p><strong>Discovering the Book</strong></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:10:38 +0000 Cecelia Mason 7456 at http://wvpublic.org Forgotten Black Poets of WWI Era Featured on New Website West Virginia's Own Anti-Apartheid Leader, WVU Teams With a Chinese University, & More http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginias-own-anti-apartheid-leader-wvu-teams-chinese-university-more <p></p><p></p><p>West Virginia University Chief Diversity Officer David Fryson remembers Charleston social activist Leon Sullivan, WVU begins a partnership with a University in China to promote exchanges in language, culture and business,&nbsp; and Beckley actress, playwright, and historian Karen Vuranch reads "Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains" by Richard Madison.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:17:46 +0000 Dave Mistich 4188 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia's Own Anti-Apartheid Leader, WVU Teams With a Chinese University, & More Celebrating Irene McKinney, Sept. 15, 2013 http://wvpublic.org/post/celebrating-irene-mckinney-sept-15-2013 <p>Irene McKinney was West Virginia&#39;s Poet Laureate until her death in 2012.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDK8phzLiQg">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDK8phzLiQg</a></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:54:05 +0000 John Nakashima 382 at http://wvpublic.org Celebrating Irene McKinney, Sept. 15, 2013 West Virginians are encouraged to read Kentucky Poet Laureate’s book http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginians-are-encouraged-read-kentucky-poet-laureate-s-book <p>The West Virginia Library Commission is hoping folks across the state will read Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker’s book <em>Affrilachia</em>.&nbsp; The book is this year’s choice for the One Book, One West Virginia program.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>During an appearance at the Martinsburg Berkeley County Public Library Wednesday morning Walker read <em>Clifton 1</em>, the first poem in the book. It tells the story of Walker and his father visiting Clifton, Ky., where his father grew up.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:43:16 +0000 Cecelia Mason 312 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginians are encouraged to read Kentucky Poet Laureate’s book West Virginia Morning - Sept. 26, 2013 http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-morning-sept-26-2013 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_wvmlist">On this West Virginia Morning, medical marijuana is the topic of discussion during legislative interims, Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker and the final preview of this season&#39;s &#39;Inspiring West Virginians.&#39;</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:04:19 +0000 Dave Mistich 306 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia Morning - Sept. 26, 2013 West Virginia Morning - September 16, 2013 http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-morning-september-16-2013 <p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_wvmlist">On this WV Morning, a West Virginia native is finding success as a game show historian, and we take a minute to remember former WV Poet Laureate Irene McKinney.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:05:32 +0000 WV Morning 112 at http://wvpublic.org A TRIBUTE: Celebrating Irene McKinney http://wvpublic.org/post/tribute-celebrating-irene-mckinney <p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:56:30 +0000 Glynis Board & John Nakashima 110 at http://wvpublic.org A TRIBUTE: Celebrating Irene McKinney