“One Poem A Day Won’t Kill You” Schedule

Poems air on Morning Edition at approximately 6:30 and 7:30 am, and at the end of the KRBD Evening Report (approximately 5:30 pm).  Poems also air during locally hosted music programs.

April 1 –  Lois Munch reads “Diabolical” by Zorian Alexis.


April 2 – Bill Rotecki reads a selection from “Rubaiyat” of Omar Khayyam.


April 3 – Marty West reads a poem she wrote – “I’m White.”


April 4 – Rod Landis reads John Donne’s “A Hymn to God the Father.”


April 5 – Rebecca Jackson reads an untitled poem by George Pasley.


April 6 – Leila Kheiry reads haiku written from the perspective of her pets.


April 7 – Genevive Hiatt reads her poem, “Season Changes.”


April 8 – Don Ludwigson reads a poem he wrote called “Swallows.”


April 9 – Maria Dudzak reads her poem “Lady Thrush.”


April 10 – Lori Ortiz wrote this poem she calls “What the Duck Thinks.”


April 11 – Jack Finnegan reads “Waking” by Octavio Paz.


April 12 – Hannah Carson reads “Worth” by Dallas Clayton.


April 13 –  Lauralee Mann reads “Old” by Don Mann.


April 14 –  Doug Rhodes reads a poem he wrote – “Lima Flag.”


April 15 –  Janalee Gage reads “They Shut Me Up in Prose” by Emily Dickinson.


April 16 –  Maggie Freitag reads her poem, “Daydreams.”


April 17 –   Eric Stone reads “To the Young Who Want to Die” by Gwendolyn Brooks.


April 18 –  Karen Updike shares a grade school recording of her mother Shirley Amdam reading “Before Sunrise in Winter” by Edward Roland. Updike reads “Indian Summer Day on the Prairie” by Vachel Lindsay.


April 19 –   Stephanie Patton read a poem she wrote – “Into Dusk.”


April 20 –   Deborah Hayden reads her poem, “Very Little League”


April 21 –  Sheila Jacobson reads an original work, “Ode to Gastric Lavage.”


April 22 –  Karen Petersen reads “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye.


April 23 –  Steve Patton reads a portion of Roald Dahl’s “The Three Little Pigs.”


April 24 –  A community poem, from the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council’s exhibit “Patchwork Poetry.” 


April 25 – Willie Smith reads his version of “The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” Alaska style.


April 26 –  Judith Green and her granddaughter Mara Jade read “The Swing” by Robert Louis Stevenson.


April 27 –  Keith Smith reads “Sandpiper” by Elizabeth Bishop.


April 28 – Dave Kiffer reads his poem “Hovering,” written in memory of Michael Bucove.


April 29 – Leif Sivertsen shares a poem he wrote, “Spring’s Lantern,” that he recorded during an encounter in 2015.


April 30 – A compilation piece containing segments from all poems that aired this month.