Wordplay celebrates Wordfest with Patricia Smith
Asheville Wordfest gets under way this week, so Sunday I featured a reading from last year's festival by the dynamic Patricia Smith. A few hours before her reading she came by the station and shared some reflections on her poetry and her poetics with the Wordplay crew, including Glenis Redmond and Sebastian Matthews, so that interview is featured as well. She's a real griot, a tale-teller who wears many masks, so check it out.
Patricia herself told me what music to blend into the mix. Well, not exactly, but in the interview she
Last week's show with Jonathan Williams is still on the server, as well; sorry about the bad link in the first program note. You'll find it right here.
The original program note for the Williams show is below, here.
Photo by Peter Dressel, from Blue Flower Arts.
Update: There's a fine clip of Habib Koité and Bamada over at YouTube.
Later: And here's a still better one.