Archive of Irivng Toast, Poetry Ghost

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Belinda SubramanWhile living in Germany in the 1980s Belinda began Gypsy Literary Magazine and Sanctuary Tape Series where she published writings and vocal performances of poets from many countries. Sanctuary ran about 6 years and Gypsy for 10 years before its resurrection in 2004. She also published many books under the VERGIN PRESS imprint including VOCES FRONTERIZAS, writings based on life on the U.S./Mexican border sponsored by the El Paso Public Library as well as THE GULF WAR: MANY PERSPECTIVES, EARTH TONES, IMAGES OF JIM MORRISON and HENRY MILLER AND MY BIG SUR DAYS.

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Part 2: Watt, Graeser & Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost w/ host Rustin Larson Sun 10:30am/Mon 1pm

  Part 2 of The Wandering Philosopher Poets of the Long Shadow, "Live" from the MUM Library! Woot! Yeah! Uh-huh!


Chimpanzees live about 60
years in captivity.

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Watt, Graeser and Larson, Part One on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost, Sun 10:30am/Mon 1:30pm central

  Watt, Graeser, Larson... Larson, Graeser, Watt... Graeser, Larson, Watt... Looking for something that chimed like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, I came up with The Wandering Philosopher Poets of the Long Shadow. Recorded live and in concert at the MUM Library on a cold February eve, this show will warm your innards like a slurp of Oh-Be-Joyful and make you dance around the campfire clapping your loose shoe soles to the rhythm and blues of the undying heavens above. Whom do you love, Lonesome Dove? Let's give the rocks a shove and park our carcasses for some howling good poetry. And oh, this is just Part One. Part two to be aired at a later date. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwww!


Here's a poem to help get you through:

 

 

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20090215 - Floydskloot

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Floyd SklootPaterson Poetry Prize finalist Floyd Skloot on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost with host Rustin Larson Sunday 10:30 am/Monday 1:30 pm

 Floyd Skloot is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and novelist whose work has appeared in such distinguished magazines as The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Poetry, American Scholar, Georgia Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Boulevard, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and Shenandoah.

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BlueRobert Long's poems appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Poetry, and Partisan Review, as
well as three earlier collections. He taught at several colleges and
universities, including La Salle University, where he was
writer-in-residence. He died on October 13, 2006. Blue was his last published collection of poetry.

"Robert Long is not like us poets who snivel in our ivory towers: he
lives in the good old, the hope to die USA. His muse is firmly
installed amidst the kitchenware, and he-- as the slang phrase puts
it-- really cooks. These poems are a perfect example what Hart Crane
means by 'talking USA'."

--Bill Knott

If anyone wants further information about Robert Long or his book, Blue, C. J. Pavone, publisher can be reached directly through snail mail at

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Karin GottshallPoets Out Loud Winner Karin Gottshall on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost, Sun 10:30 am/Mon 1:30pm cst

  “Crocus” was the 2005-2006 recipient of the Fordham University Press Poets Out Loud prize and was selected from more than 1,000 manuscripts by poets around the world.
Poets Out Loud is a community of poets established in 1992 by poets, faculty and students at Fordham University in New York.

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Bits of Interest, and More Rumi, on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost

 

confused puppet interviews himself; the
blues guitar goes twang; Rustin reads a robust rendition of some
rousing rural rarebits. This all happens Sunday at 10:30am/Monday 1:30 pm central.

Daffodils
bloom, fevers
flash, nebulae hover,

pulse
white and yellow. Can you smile dawn and dusk
and pretend it doesn't hurt? The nurse

stops
a moment her whirl,

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Rumi at MUM Library on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost, Sun 10:30am/Mon 1:30pm cst

  MUM Library

"Molana" Jalaledin Rumi (1207-1273) was a poet and a scholar, a Sufi mystic, a learned theologian, and a seeker of the Divine inbibed in every human being, which is the ineffable meaning of life. He was an orthodox, sober professor until he met a wandering Sage – Shams of Tabriz (Persia) and was transformed into an enraptured lover of God. Through his life, teachings and poetry, he seeks to convey this meaning which can be found in this inner-dwelling divine of every human being.

 

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20081228 - Pavement

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Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost hits the "Pavement" Sun 10:30am/Mon 1:30pm

  dudeThe Ghost gives up a lyric/narrative sequence entitled "Pavement" by Rustin Larson for the next episode of Irving. One quarter rock opera, one quarter literary jam session, and a good half of a long poem in progress, we'll take fries with that, a swig of the oh-be-joyful, and worship our muses and literary goddesses at will, be there the frank fact of the winter moon shining over the shimmering snows or no.

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

 

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20081214 - Arsanjani

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Rumi Returns on Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost, Sunday 10:30am/Monday 1:30pm

  Dr. Ali Arsanjani, a Rumi scholar who is versed in the tradition of Rumi's "Erfan" poetry, or mystical Sufi poetry, is starting a new series of M.U.M. Library lectures that systematically explore the work of the great Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Recently, Dr. Arsanjani joined Rustin Larson at KRUU to record an introduction to Rumi's work and to talk about the upcoming lecture which will focus on a story in the famous Book of the Sun and one poem from the Masnavi Maanavi (Couplets of Inner Meaning). Says Arsanjani, "Rumi's poetry touches deep within us and resonates with our experiences of life and spirituality, regardless of denomination. It celebrates the passion of the human spirit in its quest of Unity with the Divine." 
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Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost: "A Concentration of Daylight," Sunday 10:30am/Monday 1:30pm

  "A CONCENTRATION OF DAYLIGHT"--ANOTHER STORY BY ROCK L'ORANGE!

The mysterious Chinese convenience store's

second door


opens upon the darkened China

of the mind.


Its tea is some sort
of excursion


and temporarily deals
with the permanent.

 

A rider boards, wants to be left off

at the bridge.


The mask she wears:
watch parts, microscopes, radio antennae.

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Carolyn GuinzioCarolyn Guinzio is the author of Quarry (Fall 2008, Free Verse Editions, Parlor Press), and West Pullman
(Bordighera, 2005), winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA from Bard College and has received awards from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Fund for Poetry, and the arts councils of Illinois and Kentucky. Her work has appeared in the journals Colorado Review, 42opus, New American Writing, Phoebe, and Willow Springs, among others. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Here's what they are saying about Carolyn Guinzio:

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Joy Lyle

 

Joy Lyle, Joy Lyle, Joy Lyle! This was a live reading taped on
Wednesday night, October 15th at the MUM Library. Most of you chose to watch the presidential debate that evening. Hey, I'm cool. But the Ghost was there to record Joy's rockin' reading and it is offered thusly on the next episode of Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost, 10:30 am, Sunday, October 26th and 1:30 pm, Monday, October 27.

How to describe Joy's reading? Oh, I listened to it on a CD with my eyes closed as I was driving down Highway 34 to Oskaloosa and babycakes I could SEE! I'm here to tell the tale aren't I? And now it's your turn!

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Robert McDowell's poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of magazines and anthologies here and abroad, including Best American Poetry, Poetry, The New Criterion, Sewanee Review, and The Hudson Review.
He also offers one-on-one mentoring and coaching for businesses and
groups interested in improving their spiritual awareness, listening,
communication, writing, and presentation skills.

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Rustin LarsonIn a reading recorded at the MUM Library on October 15th, 2008, Professor Larson intoned selections from his forthcoming book The Wine-Dark House (Blue Light Press).

Rustin Larson’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, North American Review, Poetry East, The Atlanta Review and other magazines. Crazy Star, his latest collection, was selected for the Loess Hills Book’s Poetry Series in 2005. Larson won 1st Editor’s Prize from Rhino magazine in 2000 and has won prizes for his poetry from The National Poet Hunt and The Chester H. Jones Foundation among others. A

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Rock L'Orange

 

So, who says Rock L'Orange
can't write? Certainly not I, Irving Toast, your beloved disembodied
poet laureate! Rock L'Orange's short fictions are tres poetique and
come at you from all sorts of weird angles. I love 'em. He should be
more widely read. Let me repeat that. He should be more widely read.
Ah, but his writings shall hit the airwaves soon, and you shall give a
listen to his fictional Autobiography of Clerk Typist GS-5

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Craig and his cat, Fergus, head for the desert.  Like, this is the OTHER Deininger interview.  Different from the first one!  If Darth Vader's daughter is out there, sup?  Craig did this show and then zipped off for Pacifica to study mythology, PhD in fact.  He's is living in a tent in the desert with his cat, and has reported in exactly once.  Fergus has found his inner mountain lion, and Craig is watching the galaxies whirl and is writing about this strange life in the wilderness.

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KEEPING THE TIGERS BEHIND US by Glenn J. Freeman is the winner of the judge's prize in the Sixth Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. Judge Jim McGarrah says in the introduction: "Freeman fuses pop culture with Chinese philosophy, sophisticated poetic technique and a thorough knowledge of craft with street savvy rhythms and idiomatic expression in a masterful way." Glenn Freeman grew up in Maryland and has lived in Vermont, Minnesota, and Florida. His work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The Cimarron Review, The Lullwater Review, Talking River Review and the anthology Leaves by Night, Flowers by Day. read more »

 

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Joseph Millar

 

Joseph Millar is the author of Fortune, from Eastern Washington University Press. His first collection, Overtime (2001), was finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Johns Hopkins University and spent 25 years in the San
Francisco Bay area, working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fisherman. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines including TriQuarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, DoubleTake, Ploughshares, New Letters, Manoa, and River Styx.

He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in Poetry, the Moncalvo Center for the Arts, and Oregon Literary Arts. He teaches at Oregon State University, The University of Oregon, and Pacific University’s MFA in Writing Program.

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20081005 - Laux & Bagels

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Poet Dorianne Laux wraps it up with host Rustin Larson in a delicious 6 minute conclusion to her interview.

Then after a brief musical interlude, poet Rustin Larson reads his lyrical narrative essay "Elegy" which first appeared in the journal The MacGuffin in 1997. Ah, literary history. Can y'all smell it in the toaster? Whiff the sesame seed, the poppy seed, the garlic and onion bagels of beauty and truth.

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Dorianne Laux

 

Poet Dorianne Laux rumbles into the haunted studio (via phone call) and shakes things up with her unstoppable verse.

Dorianne Laux was born in Augusta, Maine, in 1952. She worked as a sanatorium cook, a gas station manager, a maid, and a donut holer before receiving a B.A. in English from Mills College in 1988.

Laux is the author of Facts About the Moon (W. W. Norton 2005), which was the recipient of the Oregon Book Award, chosen by Ai, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Her other collections include Smoke (BOA Editions, 2000); What We Carry (1994), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Awake (1990), which was nominated for the San Francisco Bay Area Book Critics Award for Poetry.

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20080831 - Joy Lyle

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Joy Lyle has an M. F. A. degree from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. Her poems have been published in Poetry Northwest, The Sewanee Theological Review, Mid-American Review, Cutbank, Poet Magazine, and the anthology Leaves by Night, Flowers by Day.
Joy lives on a farm near Keota, Iowa with her husband Trent and teaches
poetry at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.
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Thomas Jefferson

 

Tune in Sundays at 10:30 am central or Mondays at 1:30 pm central.

Inhabit the mystery.
RAIN
Susurrus
of voices
breaking
on the roof
flowerless
green vases
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YO!  BABY-POP!  IT'S THIS PART THAT HAS THE KLEZMER MUSIC ON IT! 

Poets: Bill Graeser and Dan Troxell.

Bill Graeser is from Long Island and is the University's Locksmith. Dan is from Des Moines and is the host of "Readings at Zanzibar's" (it's the KGB of the Midwest, sweetheart). Hey, I've read there. This series rocks the beans in the roasting machine.

L'chaim!

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Poets: Bill Graeser and Dan Troxell
.

Bill Graeser is from Long Island and is the
University's Locksmith. Dan is from Des Moines and is the host of
"Readings at Zanzibar's" (it's the KGB of the Midwest, sweetheart).
Hey, I've read there. This series rocks the beans in the roasting
machine.

L'chaim!

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20080803 - Jim Autry

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Jim Autry

Next episode: Sunday, August 3 at 10:30 am CT tune in for a fascinating interview with Jim Autry!

Autry is the retired president of the Meredith Magazine Group, and had a distinguished career as an editor and publisher. Autry has been active in many civic, charitable, and arts organizations, most notably working with disability rights groups for more than 35 years. He served as president, chairman, and chairman emeritus of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He is a founding member of the board of Peoplefor the American Way. He is also a founder of the Des Moines National Poetry Festival.

- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20080727 -

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Robert Long's "Blue"Sunday, May 11th at 10:30 am CT tune in for some Emerson, Pavese, Complicated Pasta and a tribute to the late Robert Long's poetry!

Robert Long's poems appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Poetry, and Partisan Review, as
well as three earlier collections. He taught at several colleges and
universities, including La Salle University, where he was
writer-in-residence. He died on October 13, 2006. Blue was his last published collection of poetry.

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