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The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada

The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada

By Ken Hada
Ken Hada has published 8 volumes of poetry. You may find contact, & other information about his work at www.kenhada.org
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Episode 52: Three Wichita Poets

The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada

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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.
10:07
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.
11:47
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.
14:58
October 11, 2020
Episode 106: Chinese Autumn Poems
Features Classical poems and contemporary author Huichun Lisng
16:53
October 4, 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”
16:22
September 27, 2020
Epidode 104: Oscuros and Masks
Includes poems by Octavio Quintanilla, Les Palmer, Dunbar, Yevtushenko and Ken Hada (kenhada.org)
11:35
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” (kenhada.org)
14:37
September 13, 2020
Episode 102: tribute to Jim Spurr
A new poem by Ken Hada, plus four poems by Jim Spurr
10:10
September 6, 2020
Episode 101: speculative poetry
Includes poems by W. B. Yeats, Lucille Clifton, Kim Addonizio, Melissa Studdard and two by Ken Hada (kenhada.org)
09:34
August 30, 2020
Episode 100
Features Carol Reposa, Kerry Shawn Keys and two by Ken Hada
10:25
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.
07:08
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 (kenhada.org)
08:20
August 9, 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 (kenhada.org)
07:46
August 2, 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 kenhada.org
06:03
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. (kenhada.org)
08:22
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
11:35
July 12, 2020
Episode 93: Landing, Intrusion & It Will Hold
3 new poems from Ken Hada: Landing, Intrusion & It Will Hold
05:02
July 5, 2020
Episode 92: Feral Love Poems
Includes poems from Joey Brown’s new book plus “Pasture in Morning Light”
10:30
June 28, 2020
Episode 91: The Panther and three poems about fathers.
The Panther, Those Winter Sundays and two by Ken Hada
08:15
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
14:39
June 14, 2020
Episode 89: Hopeful Innocence
Poems include “Pebbles” “Redbirds Balancing on Cedar Limbs” (from PERSIMMON SUNDAY) and a Rilke and Larkin poem.
06:34
June 7, 2020
Episode 87: Destiny- What Is vs What Could have Been
Features “The God Who Loves You” by Carl Dennis
07:48
May 24, 2020
Episode 86: Beauty & Mortality
Features Leonie Adams, “April Mortality” and Wallace Stevens, “of Mere Being”
08:00
May 16, 2020
Episode 85: poems about mothers
Details at kenhada.org
06:38
May 10, 2020
Episode 83: “Return”
Ken Hada’s poem about hymns and shooting a badketball (from Not Quite Pilgrims)
06:55
April 26, 2020
Episode 82: In Desert Dust, A Flower, Texas Lonely at Dusk & Climbing Rimrock Trail
3 new poems by Ken Hada - visit kenhada.org
05:36
April 19, 2020
Episode 81: “Song for Atticus”
Celebrating new life, despite everything
03:21
April 12, 2020
Episode 80: Walking Poems
Poems from Rilke, Whitman, a new poem by Robert Dean and Ken Hada
08:40
April 5, 2020
Epidode 79: Will We Desire Touch?
Features Loretta Diane Walker’s response to the virus - and two new poems by Ken Hada.
05:53
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
05:26
March 22, 2020
Episode 77: “Bring an Extry Mule”
Includes Poems by Paul Bowers and Alan Berecka
08:03
March 15, 2020
Episode 76: Four by James Wright
Beginning, By a Lake in Minnesota, Trying to Pray and A Blessing
06:21
March 8, 2020
Episode 75: Mary Oliver and William Stafford
And a Hada poem
06:29
March 1, 2020
Episode 74
4 new poems by Ken Hada
05:40
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
08:27
February 16, 2020
Episode 72: Defining Moments
Includes poems by Stanley Kunitz, Diane Glancy, Richard Dixon and a couple of mine ✌️
07:15
February 9, 2020
Episode 71: Mountains
Includes Emily Dickinson, Chip Dameron, Sandra Soli and four by Ken Hada
08:18
February 2, 2020
Episode 70: meditations- Seamus Heaney, Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, Lisha Adela Garcia
Includes a new poem “That Summer” by Ken Hafa
11:02
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”
08:07
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 (kenhada.org)
04:34
January 12, 2020
Episode 67
Includes “Hometown” by Cabalquinto and some Ozark poems
06:21
January 5, 2020
Episode 66
Includes five new winter poems by Ken Hada.
04:56
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.
06:19
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
07:05
December 15, 2019
Episode 63: A Moment, In Twirling Darkness & Sliver of Moon
Three new poems from Ken Hada
03:10
December 8, 2019
Episode 62: Domestic Poems
Includes poems by John Yozzo, Sally Rhoades, Ben Myers and two from my book Spare Parts.
07:07
December 1, 2019
Episode 61: Ceremonies
My new poem, “Ceremony” along with poems by Pat Mora and Ofelia Zepeda
08:39
November 23, 2019
Episode 60: Absence & Presence
Features “Echoes” along with “Heartland” by Jim Barnes” and Kooser’s “Abandoned Farmhouse”
06:46
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
05:16
November 10, 2019
Voices for the voiceless: Cardenal & Volkow plus “Ramona” & “Waitress”
Four poems: Cardenal and Volkow plus “Ramona” & “Waitress”
08:14
November 3, 2019
Passing October
Includes October poems by Tomas Transtromer, Claire Malroux & Joseph Brodsky
06:39
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 kenhada.org
09:52
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
07:30
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 kenhada.org
05:43
October 6, 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”
10:48
September 28, 2019
Episode 52: Three Wichita Poets
Includes poems by Robert Dean, Roy Beckemeyer and Michael Poage
10:48
September 22, 2019
Episode 51
Gary Worth Moody, The Burnings
05:34
September 14, 2019
Episode 50: Wind Song
Kenhada.org
02:54
September 8, 2019
Episode 49: Domestic Transitions
Includes a Donald Justice poem and Mark Jarman, plus “River Song”
05:24
August 31, 2019
Episode 48: Neruda & “Genesis”
Two Neruda poems from The Captain’s Verses
08:21
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”
06:13
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. Kenhada.org
05:54
August 11, 2019
Episode 44: Wisconsin poems
Poems found on my recent journey
06:25
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)
09:36
July 14, 2019
Episode 41: Brady Peterson, Roxana Cazan, C.D. Albin
Places with a variety of lyric and memory
09:08
July 7, 2019
Episode 40: Jane Kenyon poems
Blue Bowl, Let Evening Come, August Rain, After Haying and Summer Rain
08:08
June 30, 2019
Episode 39: 2 Southwests
Includes Nathan Brown, Li Sen, S. Schroeder, A. Rudolph
08:35
June 23, 2019
Episode 38: carol coffe reposa & family poems
Carol Coffee Reposa and family oems
08:35
June 16, 2019
Episode 37: Cautionary Tales from Nature
Features Michelle Hartman, Roxana Cazan & Leonard Nathan
08:24
June 9, 2019
Episode 36: berecka/L. Nathan
Includes Alan Berecka, Leonard Nathan, et al.
06:23
June 2, 2019
Episode 35: schroeder/A. Rudolph
Steven Schroeder & Aaron Rudolp
10:17
May 26, 2019
Episode 34: Ann Howells & Larry Thomas (the sea)
Howells @ Larry Thomas, read by ken hada (kenhada.org)
08:55
May 19, 2019
Episode 33: Zdanys, hammons & erdrich
Includes Chera Hammons, Heid Erdrich, Jonas Zdanys
10:38
May 11, 2019
Episode 32: newsom, mish & charles wright
Includes Brent Newsom, Jeanetta Mish & Charles Wright
10:06
May 5, 2019
Episode 31: Julie Chappell and Charles Wright
From Mad Habits of a Life and Sestets.
11:34
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.
07:50
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 kenhada.org)
07:08
April 7, 2019
Episode 27: On the Spine after Love, What the Snake Knows & Grace Strokes
Features Poems by Gary Worth Moody & Julia McConnell.
06:12
March 31, 2019
Episode 26: Transfiguration, The Great Divide, The Funeral & Butterfly Encounter
Includes poems by Chris Ellery and Diane Glancy (kenhada.org)
08:16
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
07:05
March 17, 2019
Episode 24: Brother Cardinal Sings to My Garden, Refugee & Apache Child
Features poems by Lisha Adela Garcia and Larry D Thomas
06:57
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 kenhada.org
05:40
March 3, 2019
Episode 22: Return to Buffalo River, The Trees & The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer
Features two poems by Venezuelan poet Eugenio Montejo
04:53
February 24, 2019
Episode 21: Again, The Dream of Flying, Live Oaks in Texas & The Fox and All
Sandra Soli & Paul Bowers are featured
04:57
February 17, 2019
Episode 20: Cocktail Waitress, Sloppy Woman, A Woman’s Secret Name & February
Includes poems by Ashe Loper and Elizabeth Raby
04:06
February 10, 2019
Episode 19: Andree Rexroth, Hands & Invocation
Includes a Ben Myers poem & Kenneth Rexroth
04:22
February 3, 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
06:03
January 27, 2019
Episode 16: In the Foothills of Sorrow, Landscape & Little Boy Shucking Corn
Includes poems by Ashe Loper & William Virgil Davis
05:14
January 13, 2019
Episode 15: Desert Places, November Night and Stars
Kenhada.org, Painting by Sarah A. Hada: “Sometimes All We Have Is Ourselves”
04:25
January 6, 2019
Episode 12: Breaking Ground, Dad’s Sled & Leveling.
Includes poems by Dorothy Alexander & Alan Berecka
04:30
December 16, 2018
Episode 11: In the Buddha’s Belly, In Kyoto & Basho Haiku
Poems set in Japan, includes Hank Jones & Basho
06:41
December 9, 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 kenhada.org
24:55
December 2, 2018
Episode 9: Flight, Stasis & Cubist Birds
Includes a Joey Brown poem & Paul Bowers. (www.kenhada.org)
03:41
November 25, 2018
Episode 8: Slant of Light, Winter Moon & Abiding
Information about Ken Hada’s poetry can be found at kenhada.org
03:57
November 18, 2018
Episode 7: Compensation, Song, Winter & Fallen Limbs
Includes 2 Ben Myers’ poems (see kenhada.org)
03:40
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”
05:03
November 4, 2018
Episode 2 Persimmon Sunday
02:13
October 7, 2018
Poetry by Ken Hada - “The Anchor”and “Often”
Ken Hada reads “The Anchor” and “Often” in this first episode.
02:43
October 1, 2018