Poetic Recycling

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 09:12 AM

With the new decade fast-approaching, I can't help but think about reinvention. Studio 360 has done several segments that take dusty old ideas and wipe them clean with poetry. Recycling them into verse can reveal surprises. Here are some of my favorites.

Susan B.A. Somers-Willet created poems based on the impoverished mothers of Troy, Michigan. I especially liked the found poem born out of a visit to the Office of Temporary Assistance:


Listeners share original haiku inspired by the financial crisis:


Poet Ruth Padel transforms her great-great-grandfather Charles Darwin's life into verse:


Here's to your own personal reinvention in this new decade!


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Comments [2]


Hi DenMaz --

We've added links to the segments in the description (right above those pesky audio buttons) -- hope this helps!

Studio 360

Jan. 04 2010 04:54 PM

The buttons don't work on my browser. How can I hear the poets in other way?

Dec. 31 2009 10:56 PM

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