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Poetry Moment
KPBX: Monday-Friday 9am

With a wealth of poets in the region, Spokane Public Radio presents poetry curated and read by a local poet. Featuring a different reader each week, some pieces will be their own and some pieces will be from poets they admire or find particularly poignant or relevant for the time of airing.

Latest Episodes
  • Dennis Held reads his poem "Moonflower Serenade"
  • Dennis Held reads "Because" by Grace Schulman
  • Dennis Held reads "Midnight is a Beautiful Curse" by Dorianne Laux
  • Dennis Held lives in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood of Spokane, Washington, where he is a book editor and community organizer. His first book of poetry, Betting on the Night, was published by Lost Horse Press; his second, Ourself, by Gribble Press. His most recent collection, Not Me, Exactly, was published in 2020 by Hand to Mouth Press. His essay: What I’ll Miss, is published in Pushcart Prize 2022, the best of the small press. He lives along Hangman Creek and watches for kingfishers.
  • Dennis Held lives in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood of Spokane, Washington, where he is a book editor and community organizer. His first book of poetry, Betting on the Night, was published by Lost Horse Press; his second, Ourself, by Gribble Press. His most recent collection, Not Me, Exactly, was published in 2020 by Hand to Mouth Press. His essay: What I’ll Miss, is published in Pushcart Prize 2022, the best of the small press. He lives along Hangman Creek and watches for kingfishers.
  • This material was taken from a 2010 Bookshelf program in which Dick Warwick was interviewed by Dennis Held on the subject of Cowboy Poetry.
  • This material was taken from a 2010 Bookshelf program in which Dick Warwick was interviewed by Dennis Held on the subject of Cowboy Poetry.
  • This material was taken from a 2010 Bookshelf program in which Dick Warwick was interviewed by Dennis Held on the subject of Cowboy Poetry.
  • Chris Cook is Spokane’s Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press).…
  • Chris Cook is Spokane’s Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press).…