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The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada

The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada

By Ken Hada
Ken Hada has published 10 volumes of poetry. You may find contact, & other information about his work at
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Episode 152: Poems from I-70 Review

The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada

Episode 200: Darrell Bourque
Ken reads from Darrell Bourque’s book: “In Ordinary Light: New and Selected Poems” (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2010).
September 17, 2022
Episode 199: Nine More from CAP
Ken reads nine additional poems from Contemporary American Poetry, edited by R.S. Gwynn and April Lindner (Penguin, 2005)
September 10, 2022
Episode 198: Six poems from “Contemporary American Poetry”
from “Contemporary American Poetry” edited by RS Gwynn and April Lindner (Penguin, 2005)
September 03, 2022
Episode 197: 8 Female Voices
Poems from: Elizabeth Raby, “Beneath Green Rain” (Vacpoetry: Purple Flag Press, 2015), Chera Hammons. “The Traveler’s Guide to Bomb City” (Vacpoetry: Purple Flag Press, 2017), Ofelia Zepeda, “Where Clouds Are Formed” (Arizona UP, 2008), Julie Chappell, “As I Pirouette Away” (Turning Plow Press, 2021), Maureen DuRant, “Skirmishes on the Okie-Irish Border” (Press 53, 2020), Maryann Hurtt, “Once Upon a Tar Creek: Mining for Voices” (Turning Plow Press, 2021), Kai Coggin, “Mining for Stardust” (Flower Song Press, 2021), Roxana Cazan, “Tethered to the Unexpected: Poetry about Illness” (mail Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
August 27, 2022
Episode 196: Octavio Quintanilla
Ken reads poems by Octavio Quintanilla, his first book: “If I Go Missing” (Slough Press, 2014)
August 20, 2022
Episode 195: Wendell Berry, “The Broken Ground”
Ken reads from one of Berry’s early collections. Berry is one of the foremost voices in environmentally-sensitive writing and place writing
August 13, 2022
Episode 194: Jonas Zdanys, from “The Thin Light of Winter”
Four poems from THE THIN LIGHT OF WINTER, by Jonas Zdanys: “The Dry Season,” “This Morning,” “Light” and “The Door” (Virtual Artists Collective, 2009)
August 06, 2022
Episode 193: Edward Abbey
Ken reads a few of Abbey’s poems, gathered by his editor/friend, published in his only volume of poetry - Earth Apples. Abbey thought of himself as a novelist, and produced wonderful prose, including his famous nonfiction, Desert Solitaire.
July 30, 2022
Episode 192: 4 new poems
Ken reads four new poems: “Blue Jay at Dawn,” “Wildflowers at Dusk,” “Nocturne” and “The World on Hold” - thanks for listening
July 23, 2022
Episode 191: Edwin Markham
During this weekend celebrating Woody Guthrie, Ken reads from a kindred spirit - Edwin Markham, most famous for “The Man With The Hoe” - but also other overlooked poems.
July 15, 2022
Episode 190: Robinson Jeffers
Ken reads Jeffers’ timely poems: “The Beauty of Things,” “Animals,” “The World’s Wonders,” “Time of Disturbance,” “The Old Stone-Mason” and “To Death”
July 08, 2022
Episode 189: Michael Jennings
Readings from “When She Became You / Songs To Suzanne” by Michael Jennings (Black Spruce Press, 2022).
June 26, 2022
Episode 188: Zhenya Yevtushenko and Chera Hammons
Ken reads two poems by Zhenya Yevtushenko and three from Chera Hammons’ 2020 book, “Maps of Injury”
June 12, 2022
Episode 187: Six New Poems
Ken reads six of his newest poems, including: Darkness Comes to Me, Questing, Heartbreak, Radiation, Renewing and In the End
June 05, 2022
Episode 186: Wislawa Szymborska
Ken reads three of Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska’s poems - her timely poetic impulse declares “Life goes on” and bears witness to the “incorrigible readiness to start afresh tomorrow”
May 29, 2022
Episode 185: Ann Howells, Bill McCloud, Nikki Herrin, Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue
Ken reads poems by Ann Howells, Bill McCloud, Nikki Herrin, Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue and two of his own.
May 22, 2022
Episode 184: Streams in Mid-May
Two poems from Not Quite Pilgrims, plus three new poems, and two from The Way of the Wind - water, fishing and our human journey
May 15, 2022
Episode 183: Bilgere, Heldrich and Hada
Ken reads George Bilgere’s “Because I could not Stop for Death” from Central Air (Pittsburgh UP, 2022) and Philip Heldrich: three poems from Good Friday (Texas Review Press, 2000 - winner of the Kennedy Poetry Prize. And 3 new poems by Ken Hada
May 07, 2022
Episode 182: Brady Peterson’s “At the Edge of Town”
Ken reads several poems from Brady Peterson’s latest book: At the Edge of Town. Plus a new poem by Ken Hada
April 24, 2022
Episode 181: April, Morning & Light
Ken reads a Philip Levine poem, plus several of his new poems
April 17, 2022
Episode 180: Ten Acres of the Universe
Ken reads several poems from Paul Bowers’ new book: Ten Acres of the Universe (Turning Plow Press).
April 09, 2022
Episode 179: Spring and All
Ken reads “Spring and All” plus two more from William Carlos Williams, and one from James Wright.
April 03, 2022
Episode 178: Sunset in My Eyes, and some other poems from Bring an Extry Mule
Ken reads 7 poems from his 2017 collection, BRING AN EXTRY MULE (Vacpoetry 2017). Some river poems and a couple other speingtime poems.
March 27, 2022
Episode 177: Spending Time
Ken reads three of his poems: one old, two new ones. Thanks for listening
March 20, 2022
Episode 176: LeAnne Howe, Evidence of Red
Ken reads several poems from LeAnne Howe’s 2005 collection Evidence of Red, then ends with one of his poems inspired by LeAnne’s novel Miko Kings.
March 13, 2022
Episode 175: Roxana Cazan, Tethered to the Unexpected
Ken reads from Roxana Cazan’s latest book: Tethered to the Unexpected: poems about illness
March 06, 2022
Episode 174: The Voice of Winter
Ken reads another batch of new work, echoing the winter weather and the geopolitical chaos felt this week.
February 27, 2022
Episode 173: 6 New Winter Poems
Ken reads 6 new poems: Poem in the Afternoon, Morning Prayer, A Thawing, Snow Melt, Hope and The Light of Day
February 20, 2022
Episode 172: Novalis: Hymns to the Night
Hymns to the Night, a classic text from German Romanticism
February 13, 2022
Episode 171: Ruth Stone Poems
Ken reads several poems by Ruth Stone
February 06, 2022
Episode 170: Elizabeth Raby Tribute
Ken reads from Elizabeth Raby’s book Beneath Green Rain
January 29, 2022
Episode 169: Bull Buffalo & Indian Paintbrush
Eleven poems (from eleven poets) from the Oklahoma anthology Bull Buffalo & Indian Paintbrush, edited by Ron Wallace
January 23, 2022
Episode 168: Truth-Telling in Poetry
In this episode, Ken reads poems by Rilke, Roethke, Hayden, Berecka, Thomas, Juhasz and three of his own from his 2010 book, “Spare Parts”
January 15, 2022
Episode 167: “The Question of Beauty”
Considering Keats’ joining of beauty and truth, Ken reads poems by Robert Bridges, Emily Dickinson, Rupert Brooke, and one of his own poems.
January 08, 2022
Episode 166: Tennyson: “Ring out, wild bells”
Recorded New Year’s Eve, Ken reads a few pertinent sections from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “In Memoriam A. H. H.”
January 01, 2022
Episode 165: Holiday poems
Ken reads”Returning Snow” from Persimmon Sunday and some holiday poems from Sunlight & Cedar. Peace
December 24, 2021
Episode 164: from “Poetry to the People”
Ken reads several poems from the 2013 anthology: “Poetry to the People” edited by Abby Wendle and Scott Gregory (This Land Press)
December 19, 2021
Episode 163: Mining for Stardust
Ken reads poems from Kai Coggin’s new book: “Mining for Stardust”
December 11, 2021
Episode 162: poems from Contour Feathers
Ken reads several new poems from his latest book, Contour Feathers (Turning Plow Press, 2021).
December 05, 2021
Episode 161: selections from “Aint Nobody that Can Sing Like Me”
Selections from the 2010 anthology: “Aint Nobody that can Sing like Me”: New Oklahoma Writing (Mongrel Empire Press).
November 27, 2021
Episode 160: Ronin: Prose poems of Paul Juhasz
Ken reads from Paul Juhasz’s new book, “Romin” (Fine Dog Press, 2021).
November 21, 2021
Episode 159: William Carlos Williams
Ken reads several poems from Williams’ Selected Poems, edited by Charles Tomlinson (New Directions).
November 14, 2021
Episode 158: George Bilgere’s poetry
Ken Hada reads three George Bilgere poems from “The White Museum” and three from “Blood Pages”
November 07, 2021
Episode 157: “Wild Swans at Coole” by W B Yeats, and “Another Poem in October” by Ken Hada
“Another Poem in October” by Ken Hada and “The Wild Swans at Coole” by Yeats
October 31, 2021
Episode 156: When Happiness Comes
Readings from Pablo Neruda’s World’s End and a poem for Jennifer & Michael
October 24, 2021
Episode 155: Berecka, Whisenhunt and new poems from Contour Feathers
Ken Hada reads poems from new books by Alan Berecka and Cullen Whisenhunt and from his own new work: Contour Feathers.
October 17, 2021
Episode 154: poems from Julie Chappell’s new book: As I Pirouette Away
Poems from Julie Chappell’s new book: As I Pirouette Away (Turning Plow Press, 2021).
October 10, 2021
Episode 153: Contour Feathers
Ken reads three poems from his new book, Contour Feathers (Turning Plow Press, 2021), plus a new, unpublished poem.
October 03, 2021
Episode 152: Poems from I-70 Review
Poems from several authors in the Summer/Fall 2921 issue of I-70 Review
September 26, 2021
Episode 151: new poems and new books from Cullen Whisenhunt, Alan Berecka and Ken Hada
Reading from “Among the Trees” & “A Living is Not a Life” & “Contour Feathers”
September 18, 2021
Episode 150: Haesong Kwon
Poems from Haesong Kwon’s book, The People’s Field, and a new poem by Ken Hada
September 12, 2021
Episode 149: Poems at Dawn
Ken reads two of his dawn poems: “Ceremony” and “Geese at Dawn” from Sunlight & Cedar
September 05, 2021
Episode 148: Emily Bronte
Two poems by the author of Wuthering Heights
August 29, 2021
Episode 147: “Morning Poems” Robert Bly
Ken reads from Robert Bly’s “Morning Poems”
August 22, 2021
Episode 146: Tracy K Smith poems from Wade in the Water
Ken Hada reads from Tracy K Smith’s 2018 book, Wade in the Water
August 15, 2021
Episode 145: poems from N. Scott Momaday and Li-Young Lee
Three poems from N. Scott Momaday’s “Gourd Dancer” and three from Li-Young Lee’s “Blossoms”
August 08, 2021
Episode 144: Forgiveness - self & others
In this episode, a Rumi poem, and two poems of Parker J. Palmer (from On the Brink of Everything), and two Scott Cairns’ poems (from Compass of Affection).
August 01, 2021
Episode 143: Gulf of Mexico poems
This episode includes poems set in the Gulf of Mexico. Poems taken from Margaritas & Redfish (Lamar UP, 2013)
July 25, 2021
Episode 142: “As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life” - Whitman and Self-doubt
This episode is a reading of Whitman’s poem “As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life” in which the poet reflects on his own worth ad a poet, and leads us to consider the efficacy of art.
July 18, 2021
Episode 141: Once Upon a Tar Creek: Mining for Voices by Wisconsin ecology poet Maryann Hurtt
Once Upon a Tar Creek: Mining for Voices by Maryann Hurtt (Turning Plow Press, 2021). Wisconsin poet, Maryann Hurtt, provides historical insight, empathy and conviction in this poetic, historically documented, and personally witnessed accounting of one of the terrible ecological disasters of Oklahoma, and America.
July 03, 2021
Episode 140: Robert Hass
This episode includes poems from Robert Hass’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book: Time and Materials.
June 27, 2021
Episode 139: Why Do We Write Elegies?
Includes a poem by Dylan Thomas, two elegies by William Virgil Davis, one by Natasha Trethewey and one by Ken Hada.
June 19, 2021
Episode 138: Memorial Weekend
Includes poems of remembrance by Quraysh Ali Lansana, Natasha Trethewey & Tracy K Smith as well as Ken Hada’s “When Friends Gather”
May 30, 2021
Episode 137: Lorna Dee Cervantes
This episode features the rich variety of poetry from Lorna Dee Cervantes.
May 22, 2021
Episode 136: Akhmatova
This episode features four poems Russian great Anna Akhmatova and three new poems by Ken Hada
May 16, 2021
Episode 135: Stephen Crane Poetry
Stephen Crane poems from “War is Kind” and from “The Black Riders” and an uncollected poem, “A Man Adrift on a Slim Spar”
May 09, 2021
Episode 134: James Dickey & Tree Houses
This episode features James Dickey’s “In the Tree House at Night” along with a Silverstein poem on tree houses and Ken Hada’s “Growing Pain”
May 02, 2021
Episode 133: Lisha Adela Garcia - 3 poems
This program features 3 poems from San Antonio poet Lisha Adela Garcia
April 24, 2021
Episode 132: Dogwood & Childhood
This episode features four poems from childhood memories, from SPARE PARTS, by Ken Hada (Mongrel Empire Press, 2010)
April 18, 2021
Episode 131: Alex Z Salinas & Maureen DuRant
This episode features poems from “Warbles” by Salinas and “Skirmishes on the Okie-Irish Border” by DuRant
March 27, 2021
Episode 130: Too Late for Manly Hands
This episode features four poems from Hank Jones’ debut collection: Too Late for Manly Hands (Turning Plow Press)
March 21, 2021
Episode 129: Kyce Bello- Refugia
This episode features the poetry of New Mexico poet Kyce Bello from her award-winning book Refugia.
March 14, 2021
Episode 128: Gary Snyder’s Riprap
This episode features five poems from legendary poet Gary Snyder’s Riprap
March 06, 2021
Episode 127: Rumi
This episode features five poems by the 13th-century Sufi mystic
February 28, 2021
Episode 126: Neighbors
This episode features several poems about neighbors. The unusual cold, ice and snow, may remind us of who we really are, and what we really need.
February 21, 2021
Episode 125: Returning Snow
This episode features several winter poems by Ken Hada, from Persimmon Sunday, Bring an Extry Mule & Margaritas & Redfish. Thanks for listening and for sharing. Be safe
February 14, 2021
Episode 124: Animals: Tokens of Myself
The title comes from Whitman, Song of Myself (section 32). This program features several of Ken Hada’s poems where animals are the central focus, and thus foiling and/or informing human experience
February 07, 2021
Episode 123: “I Would Like To Say”
This episode features three Ken Hada poems: “I Would Like to Say” (Bring an Extry Mule, 2017) and “Fishing Dock” (from The Way of the Wind, 2008 & 2019 Fine Dog Press) plus a new poem: “Dimensions”
January 30, 2021
Episode 122: three poems from Arthur Sze’s collection: The Glass Constellation plus two by Ken Hada
This episode features 3 poems by Arthur Sze, from his forthcoming collection: The Glass Constellation (Copper Canyon Press), plus two new poems by Ken Hada
January 23, 2021
Episode 121: Betrayal but Hope
Today’s program offers several new poems by Ken Hada, addressing the sense of betrayal so keenly felt regarding our democracy and common good. The program concludes with the poem “It Will Hold”
January 17, 2021
Episode 120: Loss & A Chance of Miracles
In the wake of domestic terrorism at the nation’s capitol, this episode features the poem “What We Have Lost” from Ken Hada’s Way of the Wind, and the poem “Cloudy with a Chance of Miracles” by Robert Dean, from his new book The Aerialist Will Not Be Performing”
January 10, 2021
Episode 119: Aftermath & New Year Reflections
Features Robert Dean’s poem “Aftermath” by Robert Dean, from The Aerialist Will Not Be Performing, Turning Plow Press), and two new, end of the year poems: “Forward Looking” and “Asymptomatic” and “New Year’s Eve” (from Spare Parts, Mongrel Empire Press) -
January 03, 2021
Episode 118: Holidays & The Heart of Survival
Includes Neruda, “The Seeker” and Jane Kenyon’s “Evening Sun” and two by Ken Hada: “The Bridge” & “Looking Up”
December 27, 2020
Episode 117: Passing Solstice
Includes winter poems by Hardy, Frost, Oliver and Ken Hada’s poem “Passing Solstice”
December 19, 2020
Episode 116: More Gulf Coast Poems: 3 from Odes & Elegies, plus 3 from Ken Hada
3 poems from the Texas Gulf Coast anthology, Odes & Elegies, and 3 from Ken Hada’s collection, Margaritas & Redfish.
December 12, 2020
Episode 115: Elegies & Odes: Eco-Poetry from the Texas Gulf Coast
Eco-Poetry from the Gulf Coast, poems from a new anthology edited by Katherine Hoerth, Lamar UP. Includes Poems by Loretta Diane Walker, Milton Jordan, Tom Murphy, Carol Coffee Reposa, Chris Ellery, Steve Wilson, Larry D. Thomas, Kathryn Jones, Oscar C. Pena & Ken Hada
December 06, 2020
Episode 114: Better Dramas & Holiday Hay Rides
Two poems concerning our winter holidays- memory despite loss
November 29, 2020
Episode 113: Rain and its Moods
Ken reads five of his poems from various settings, occurring in rain: Conspiracy of Rain; Chicago Rain, Texas Rain, Light Rain: Kyoto & Winter Rain
November 22, 2020
Episode 112: Tiffany Midge
Features Tiffany Midge: four poems from The Woman Who Married a Bear
November 15, 2020
Episode 111: America the Beautiful
This episode contains a reading of Bates’ famous hymn, some commentary on the ideal and the real, hope based in awareness, as quoted from Manlio Argueta
November 08, 2020
Episode 110: Jack O’ Lantern
This episode features three poems from SPARE PARTS about memories of death
October 31, 2020
Episode 109: The psychic burden of “Winter Coming” and “Flicker”
Two new poems by ken Hada, borrowing a phrase from Paul Austin, and referring to the transactional theory of literature.
October 25, 2020
Episode 108: Minor Poets?
This episode contains Charles Simic’s famous (and prescient) quote, plus 3 of his poems and one from yours truly. Enjoy.
October 18, 2020
Episode 107: Machines (or not)
Includes a poem by Louise Gluck (Coincidentally, this episode was recorded the night before the Nobel Prize was announced). The program also includes poems by Carter Revard, Wendell Berry and Ken Hada.
October 11, 2020
Episode 106: Chinese Autumn Poems
Features Classical poems and contemporary author Huichun Lisng
October 04, 2020
Episode 105: Intertextuality
Includes Julie Chappell’s poem “Forgive Our Trespasses” responding to Alan Berecka’s poem “Our Trespasses” responding to Ken Hada’s poem “Persimmon Sunday”
September 27, 2020
Epidode 104: Oscuros and Masks
Includes poems by Octavio Quintanilla, Les Palmer, Dunbar, Yevtushenko and Ken Hada (
September 20, 2020
Episode 103:
Includes the poem “Ellison visits greenwood, 1921” by Quraysh Ali Lansana, and poems from Nathan Brown’s book “In the Days of Our Seclusion” and two by Ken Hada from “Sunlight & Cedar” (
September 13, 2020
Episode 102: tribute to Jim Spurr
A new poem by Ken Hada, plus four poems by Jim Spurr
September 06, 2020
Episode 101: speculative poetry
Includes poems by W. B. Yeats, Lucille Clifton, Kim Addonizio, Melissa Studdard and two by Ken Hada (
August 30, 2020
Episode 100
Features Carol Reposa, Kerry Shawn Keys and two by Ken Hada
August 23, 2020
Episode 99: from Occoquan, Gary Worth Moody’s fierce poem “A Branch Bent Beyond Breaking”
“A Branch Bent Beyond Breaking” from Gary Worth Moody’s book, Occoquan, his poetic and historical tribute to women’s rights in America.
August 16, 2020
Episode 98: “The Soul has Bandaged Moments”
This episode includes poems by Emily Dickinson, Yehuda Amichai, Shu Ting and two new poems by Ken Hada (
August 09, 2020
Episode 97: poems located in August
The program includes two poems from Jessica Isaacs’ book Deep August, a Dorothy Parker poem, “August” and three poems by Ken Hada (
August 02, 2020
Episode 96: poems by Maryann Hurtt and Ken Hada’s poem, “Late Summer Night”
Four poems from Maryann Hurtt’s 2016 chapbook, “River”. See Ken Hada’s work at
July 26, 2020
Episode 95: Tribute to John Lewis & Reading the Odyssey during the Pandemic
Tribute to John Lewis & Reading the Odyssey during the Pandemic. (
July 19, 2020
Episode 94: Sunlight & Cedar & Sheltering in Place
This episode includes several poems from Steven Schroeder’s new E-chapbook and 3 poems from Ken’s new book, Sunlight & Cedar
July 12, 2020
Episode 93: Landing, Intrusion & It Will Hold
3 new poems from Ken Hada: Landing, Intrusion & It Will Hold
July 05, 2020
Episode 92: Feral Love Poems
Includes poems from Joey Brown’s new book plus “Pasture in Morning Light”
June 28, 2020
Episode 91: The Panther and three poems about fathers.
The Panther, Those Winter Sundays and two by Ken Hada
June 20, 2020
Episode 90: The Effect of Art on a Life
What is the value of art in a time of hateful populism? Features two Stafford poems, a passage from Jim Barnes and a tribute poem to Jason Murray
June 14, 2020
Episode 89: Hopeful Innocence
Poems include “Pebbles” “Redbirds Balancing on Cedar Limbs” (from PERSIMMON SUNDAY) and a Rilke and Larkin poem.
June 07, 2020
Episode 87: Destiny- What Is vs What Could have Been
Features “The God Who Loves You” by Carl Dennis
May 24, 2020
Episode 86: Beauty & Mortality
Features Leonie Adams, “April Mortality” and Wallace Stevens, “of Mere Being”
May 16, 2020
Episode 85: poems about mothers
Details at
May 10, 2020
Episode 83: “Return”
Ken Hada’s poem about hymns and shooting a badketball (from Not Quite Pilgrims)
April 26, 2020
Episode 82: In Desert Dust, A Flower, Texas Lonely at Dusk & Climbing Rimrock Trail
3 new poems by Ken Hada - visit
April 19, 2020
Episode 81: “Song for Atticus”
Celebrating new life, despite everything
April 12, 2020
Episode 80: Walking Poems
Poems from Rilke, Whitman, a new poem by Robert Dean and Ken Hada
April 05, 2020
Epidode 79: Will We Desire Touch?
Features Loretta Diane Walker’s response to the virus - and two new poems by Ken Hada.
March 29, 2020
Episode 78: Wild Flowers
A poem gifted to my family by Larry D Thomas during the week of the birth of grandbaby Atticus Hada
March 22, 2020
Episode 77: “Bring an Extry Mule”
Includes Poems by Paul Bowers and Alan Berecka
March 15, 2020
Episode 76: Four by James Wright
Beginning, By a Lake in Minnesota, Trying to Pray and A Blessing
March 08, 2020
Episode 75: Mary Oliver and William Stafford
And a Hada poem
March 01, 2020
Episode 74
4 new poems by Ken Hada
February 23, 2020
Episode 73: poems of the American South, featuring San Pedro River Review poets
features a few poems recently published in the Spring 2020 issue (vol 12) of The San Pedro River Review
February 16, 2020
Episode 72: Defining Moments
Includes poems by Stanley Kunitz, Diane Glancy, Richard Dixon and a couple of mine ✌️
February 09, 2020
Episode 71: Mountains
Includes Emily Dickinson, Chip Dameron, Sandra Soli and four by Ken Hada
February 02, 2020
Episode 70: meditations- Seamus Heaney, Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, Lisha Adela Garcia
Includes a new poem “That Summer” by Ken Hafa
January 26, 2020
Episode 69: 3 by Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel
Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel’s poetry is an overlooked voice from the Dust Bowl era. This episode includes “Pies” & “Gravy Says a Lot” & “Buried Treasure”
January 19, 2020
Episode 68: the mythic undertow -two Wendell Berry poems and two new poems by Ken Hada
Two Wendell Berry poems and two new poems by Ken Hada (
January 12, 2020
Episode 67
Includes “Hometown” by Cabalquinto and some Ozark poems
January 05, 2020
Episode 66
Includes five new winter poems by Ken Hada.
December 29, 2019
Episode 65: two new poems by Ken Hada
Features three by Ken Hada plus a Wendell Berry and a Jack Gilbert poem.
December 21, 2019
Episode 64: two poems by Jack Gilbert, one by James Tate, plus two new poems by Ken Hada
In one sense, all writing is romantic - implying an idealism
December 15, 2019
Episode 63: A Moment, In Twirling Darkness & Sliver of Moon
Three new poems from Ken Hada
December 08, 2019
Episode 62: Domestic Poems
Includes poems by John Yozzo, Sally Rhoades, Ben Myers and two from my book Spare Parts.
December 01, 2019
Episode 61: Ceremonies
My new poem, “Ceremony” along with poems by Pat Mora and Ofelia Zepeda
November 23, 2019
Episode 60: Absence & Presence
Features “Echoes” along with “Heartland” by Jim Barnes” and Kooser’s “Abandoned Farmhouse”
November 17, 2019
Episode 59: The Achievement of Light
Includes a Larry Thomas poem, “The Light of Mexico” and 3 of my poems featuring the motif of light
November 10, 2019
Voices for the voiceless: Cardenal & Volkow plus “Ramona” & “Waitress”
Four poems: Cardenal and Volkow plus “Ramona” & “Waitress”
November 03, 2019
Passing October
Includes October poems by Tomas Transtromer, Claire Malroux & Joseph Brodsky
October 27, 2019
Episode 56: Jazz poems: features 3 poems by Paul Austin: Nightfall, The Jazz Lover & Monk
Features 3 poems by Paul Austin from his book Notes on Hard Times (Village Books Press), - see
October 20, 2019
Episode 55: October & Reflection
An excerpt of Dylan Thomas’ Poem in October plus Ken Hada’s poems: Pastels, A Night Like This, Fallen, Sundown on the Blue River & Conflicted
October 13, 2019
Episode 54: When Yellow Leaves First Fell, Two Deer in Twilight, Red Dirge. Cedar Grove & Moonlight
Seasonal poems from Persimmon Sunday and The Way of the Wind, available at
October 06, 2019
Episode 53: Pablo Neruda, Extravagaria
Features “To Rise to the Sky” & “For the Daylight Moon” & “Horses” & “Pastoral” & “The Old Women of the Shore” & “Still Poise”
September 28, 2019
Episode 52: Three Wichita Poets
Includes poems by Robert Dean, Roy Beckemeyer and Michael Poage
September 22, 2019
Episode 51
Gary Worth Moody, The Burnings
September 14, 2019
Episode 50: Wind Song
September 08, 2019
Episode 49: Domestic Transitions
Includes a Donald Justice poem and Mark Jarman, plus “River Song”
August 31, 2019
Episode 48: Neruda & “Genesis”
Two Neruda poems from The Captain’s Verses
August 25, 2019
Episode 47: features Carol Hamilton, Ann Howells, Sharon Edge Martin
“By Any Other Name” & “Bigotry”& “Wait! You Thought I Was Talking about Venezuela? & “Eulogy for El Paso”
August 18, 2019
Episode 46: “Peace of Wild Things” & “The Poet’s Lament” & “Cimarron”
From Wendell Berry & Bring an Extry Mule & Way of the Wind.
August 11, 2019
Episode 44: Wisconsin poems
Poems found on my recent journey
July 27, 2019
Episode 42: Woody Guthrie Poetry- Dorothy Alexander, Nathan Gunter, Jessica Isaacs & Sandra Soli
Poems from the 2019 anthology, Speak Your Mind: poems of protest & resistance (Woodyfest 2019)
July 14, 2019
Episode 41: Brady Peterson, Roxana Cazan, C.D. Albin
Places with a variety of lyric and memory
July 07, 2019
Episode 40: Jane Kenyon poems
Blue Bowl, Let Evening Come, August Rain, After Haying and Summer Rain
June 30, 2019
Episode 39: 2 Southwests
Includes Nathan Brown, Li Sen, S. Schroeder, A. Rudolph
June 23, 2019
Episode 38: carol coffe reposa & family poems
Carol Coffee Reposa and family oems
June 16, 2019
Episode 37: Cautionary Tales from Nature
Features Michelle Hartman, Roxana Cazan & Leonard Nathan
June 09, 2019
Episode 36: berecka/L. Nathan
Includes Alan Berecka, Leonard Nathan, et al.
June 02, 2019
Episode 35: schroeder/A. Rudolph
Steven Schroeder & Aaron Rudolp
May 26, 2019
Episode 34: Ann Howells & Larry Thomas (the sea)
Howells @ Larry Thomas, read by ken hada (
May 19, 2019
Episode 33: Zdanys, hammons & erdrich
Includes Chera Hammons, Heid Erdrich, Jonas Zdanys
May 11, 2019
Episode 32: newsom, mish & charles wright
Includes Brent Newsom, Jeanetta Mish & Charles Wright
May 05, 2019
Episode 31: Julie Chappell and Charles Wright
From Mad Habits of a Life and Sestets.
April 28, 2019
Episode 30: features Jeffrey Alfier (3 southern poems), “Baptism” & “Scissortail at Sunrise”
Three poems from Jeffrey Alfier’s new book, Gone This Long.
April 21, 2019
Episode 28: The River White, selected poems.
Ekphrastic poems responding to plein aire watercolor paintings of Duane Hada, created on the White River in north Arkansas. (See
April 07, 2019
Episode 27: On the Spine after Love, What the Snake Knows & Grace Strokes
Features Poems by Gary Worth Moody & Julia McConnell.
March 31, 2019
Episode 26: Transfiguration, The Great Divide, The Funeral & Butterfly Encounter
Includes poems by Chris Ellery and Diane Glancy (
March 24, 2019
Episode 25: Free, What I Cannot Do, Digging & A Drink of Water
Includes a poem by Chris Ellery & two Seamus Heaney poems
March 17, 2019
Episode 24: Brother Cardinal Sings to My Garden, Refugee & Apache Child
Features poems by Lisha Adela Garcia and Larry D Thomas
March 10, 2019
Episode 23: With the Owls, Jazz in Predawn, Moon in March & Two Herons
From my new book, Not Quite Pilgrims, available at
March 03, 2019
Episode 22: Return to Buffalo River, The Trees & The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer
Features two poems by Venezuelan poet Eugenio Montejo
February 24, 2019
Episode 21: Again, The Dream of Flying, Live Oaks in Texas & The Fox and All
Sandra Soli & Paul Bowers are featured
February 17, 2019
Episode 20: Cocktail Waitress, Sloppy Woman, A Woman’s Secret Name & February
Includes poems by Ashe Loper and Elizabeth Raby
February 10, 2019
Episode 19: Andree Rexroth, Hands & Invocation
Includes a Ben Myers poem & Kenneth Rexroth
February 03, 2019
Episode 18: The Railing, Office at Night 1940 & Symphonies in the Bush
Episode 18: The Railing, Office at Night 1940 & Symphonies in the Bush
January 27, 2019
Episode 16: In the Foothills of Sorrow, Landscape & Little Boy Shucking Corn
Includes poems by Ashe Loper & William Virgil Davis
January 13, 2019
Episode 15: Desert Places, November Night and Stars, Painting by Sarah A. Hada: “Sometimes All We Have Is Ourselves”
January 06, 2019
Episode 12: Breaking Ground, Dad’s Sled & Leveling.
Includes poems by Dorothy Alexander & Alan Berecka
December 16, 2018
Episode 11: In the Buddha’s Belly, In Kyoto & Basho Haiku
Poems set in Japan, includes Hank Jones & Basho
December 09, 2018
Episode 10: Horse, Two Horses in Morning Red, Night Rider, Black Horse Standing
Poetry by Ken Hada, includes 2 poems by Ron Wallace - see
December 02, 2018
Episode 9: Flight, Stasis & Cubist Birds
Includes a Joey Brown poem & Paul Bowers. (
November 25, 2018
Episode 8: Slant of Light, Winter Moon & Abiding
Information about Ken Hada’s poetry can be found at
November 18, 2018
Episode 7: Compensation, Song, Winter & Fallen Limbs
Includes 2 Ben Myers’ poems (see
November 11, 2018
Episode 6: Pelicans on Lake Keystone; Outflow & My Favorite White Trash Diner
The Sunday poems, including a reading og Cherea Hammons’ poem “Outflow”
November 04, 2018
Episode 2 Persimmon Sunday
October 07, 2018
Poetry by Ken Hada - “The Anchor”and “Often”
Ken Hada reads “The Anchor” and “Often” in this first episode.
October 01, 2018