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

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

April 1 – Maria Dudzak reads a poem she wrote titled “I Hate You Burger Queen.”

April 2 – Wayne Kinunen reads “Sea Fever” by John Masefield.

April 3 – Elizabeth Franklin reads her poem, “Unity and Peace.”

April 4 – Rebecca Valentine shares her poem, “Tis Spring.”

April 5 – Don Ludwigsen reads his poem, “Ravens.”

April 6 – Judy Roush reads “Outwitted” by Edwin Markham.

April 7 – Karen Petersen reads Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

April 8 – Doug Rhodes read a poem he wrote, “Seeing the World at 7 knots.”

April 9 – Bill Rotecki reads “Immortality” by Lisel Mueller (From Alive Together, copyright 1996, read by permission from Louisiana State University Press).

April 10 – Shellie Tabb shares her poem, “How to Pick Red Huckleberries.”

April 11 – Robert Hall reads “Old Hurricane Hall” by Gilbert McCloud.

April 12 –  Janalee Gage reads an original piece, “White Coats and my Mistress.”

April 13 –  Mary Jo Turek shares “Perhaps You’d Like to Buy a Flower” by Emily Dickinson.

April 14 –  Mary C. Smith reads “Just Think!” by Robert Service. The poem is introduced by her daughter, Lesley Kempsell.   

April 15 –  Lois Munch reads “Penguins’ First Swim” by Judy Sierra.

April 16 –  Deborah Hayden reads “A Song of Wandering Aengus” by Willian Butler Yeats.

April 17 –  Clare Bennett reads Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody, Who Are You?”

April 18 –  David Katz reads a poem he wrote – “Ravens.”

April 19 –  Katy Posey shares an original piece titled “Walking Through Mist.”

April 20 –  Keith Smith reads an elegy he wrote called “Meditation from the Boulder of Now.

April 21 –  Maggie Freitag reads “Small Kindnesses” by Danusha Lameris from the book Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press. Read by permission of the author.

April 22 –  Pat Tully reads Stephen Crane’s “Do Not Weep Maiden, for War is Kind.”

April 23 –  Elizabeth Nelson reads “The Pasture” by Robert Frost.”

April 24 –  Shawna Carter reads “Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face” by Jack Prelutsky.

April 25 – Erika Jayne Christian reads “Low Tide” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

April 26 –  Mike Gates reads a poem he wrote titled “Haunted House.”

April 27 –  Stuart Whyte reads “Songs for the People” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

April 28 –  Marni Rickelmann reads “Pity This Busy Monster, Manunkind,” by e.e. cummings.

April 29 –  Eric Stone reads Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed.”

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