I started hosting the Spoken Word Hour in January of 2001. I got involved in radio because, as a performance poet in Albuquerque, I realized that what we do is unique and outstanding. I wanted to bring poetry to radio, to show that it is an art form that is engaging, alive, and matters. I believe in the mission of public radio, and I like that it serves art that may not be big draws like poetry.
Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Because they are poets disguised as musicians.