The Write Question http://mtpr.net en Paul Zarzyski Compares Writing Poetry to Riding Rodeo Broncs http://mtpr.net/post/paul-zarzyski-compares-writing-poetry-riding-rodeo-broncs <p>During this program, <a href="http://www.paulzarzyski.com/" target="_blank">Paul Zarzyski</a> talks about and reads from his latest collections of poetry and prose, <a href="http://www.bangtailpress.com/steering-with-my-knees-by-paul-zarzyski/" target="_blank">Steering With My Knees</a> and <a href="http://www.bangtailpress.com/51-by-paul-zarzyski/" target="_blank">51: 30 Poems, 20 Lyrics, 1 Self-Interview</a>, both published by <a href="http://www.bangtailpress.com" target="_blank">Bangtail Press</a>.</p><p>Including:</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 18015 at http://mtpr.net Paul Zarzyski Compares Writing Poetry to Riding Rodeo Broncs "Parowan Canyon" http://mtpr.net/post/parowan-canyon <p>When granite and sandstone begin to blur<br />and flow, the eye rests on cool white aspen.<br />Strange, their seeming transparency.<br />How as in a sudden flash one remembers<br />a forgotten name, so the recollection.<br />Aspen.<br /><br />With a breeze in them, their quiet rhythms,<br />shimmering, quaking. Powder on the palm.<br />Cool on the cheek. Such delicacy<br />the brittle wood, limbs snapping<br />at a grasp, whole trees tumbling in the winds.<br />Sweet scent on a swollen afternoon.<br />Autumn, leaves falling one upon another, gold Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:05:00 +0000 David Lee 17718 at http://mtpr.net "Parowan Canyon" "Clark Rockefeller" Fools Seasoned Journalist http://mtpr.net/post/clark-rockefeller-fools-seasoned-journalist <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Walter Kirn talks about and reads from his memoir <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780871404510" target="_blank">Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade</a></span>.</p><p><strong>About the Book:</strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 17693 at http://mtpr.net "Clark Rockefeller" Fools Seasoned Journalist Flood Song http://mtpr.net/post/flood-song <p>He wanted to hold back gas-soaked doves with a questioning glance;<br />he wanted the clock to tick, downwind from this gavel and pew,<br />from this leash, bucket, drainpipe, and mildewed cracker,<br />from the mind's muddy swan served on a platter with lemon rids,<br />from spiders scurrying over its bone-polished surface,<br />from crosshatches punched into its shredded time card,<br />from the desert near the tree line where the molting must have begun,<br />where crushed bodies heave warm, jellylife,<br />in the thicket at the foot of the wandering, Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:13:57 +0000 Sherwin Bitsui 17615 at http://mtpr.net Flood Song Walt Longmire and the Morman "lost boys" http://mtpr.net/post/walt-longmire-and-morman-lost-boys <p></p><p>During this program, Wyoming author <a href="http://craigallenjohnson.com" target="_blank">Craig Johnson</a> talks about and reads from <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780143125464" target="_blank">A Serpent's Tooth</a>, the ninth book in his Walt Longmire Mystery series, which has been adapted for TV: <a href="http://www.aetv.com/longmire" target="_blank">Longmire</a> on the Arts &amp; Entertainment channel.</p><p>BOOK SYNOPSIS</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 17402 at http://mtpr.net Walt Longmire and the Morman "lost boys" "The Moment" http://mtpr.net/post/moment <p>In those days, Betty Crocker<br />always called for sifted flour, and so<br />in homes across America, women sifted.<br />When my mother's mother turned<br />the wobbly red knob, hulls and stones<br />jumped in the wire basket,<br />but by my mother's time<br />the flour was fine—<br />now women sifted to achieve<br />precision, purity, perfection.<br />It made the white flour whiter.<br />Then flour came in bags,<br />already sifted, and women stopped<br />making their own cakes and bread,<br />and didn't have time anyway<br />for sifting. But for a flicker Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:43:00 +0000 Jane Hilberry 16196 at http://mtpr.net "The Moment" Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness http://mtpr.net/post/cocktail-hour-under-tree-forgetfulness <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Wyoming author <a href="http://barclayagency.com/fuller.html" target="_blank">Alexandra Fuller</a> talks about and reads from her third memoir, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780143121343">Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness</a>.</span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 16825 at http://mtpr.net Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness "Spring" http://mtpr.net/post/spring <p>Five first crocuses burst into bird-brilliant bloom<br />and suddenly everything flies: behind a car<br />ascraps of paper rise, two from a flock, startled dumb.<br />Some lives begin in abstraction; others end there.<br />If I find the child's fist this universe bloomed from<br />I will close it again as my own five fingers,<br />say worlds as one sentence, fit them into a name<br />for gold overwhelming finches, feather by feather.<br />With leaves returned, we still hear birds bu see them now<br />only when they fly. It's hard to see anything, Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:42:00 +0000 H. L. Hix 16211 at http://mtpr.net "Spring" Debut Novel Explores Transgender and Ethnic Issues http://mtpr.net/post/debut-novel-explores-transgender-and-ethnic-issues <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780544034723" target="_blank">For Today I Am A Boy</a>.</span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 16710 at http://mtpr.net Debut Novel Explores Transgender and Ethnic Issues "Birds of a Feather" http://mtpr.net/post/birds-feather <p>Each spring the hummingbirds hover<br />over the same place on my patio<br />Where twenty-four years ago hung<br />a red plastic feeder filled with sugar water<br /><br />Four or five fowl generations later<br />through some unfathomable feat<br />these offspring flutter wings over<br />empty air in worship of this sacred spot<br /><br />And I wonder if my great grandparents<br />fed off the magnificence of the Rio Grande<br />Where it divides New Mexican high desert<br />Blood of Christ Mountains on one side<br />and burnt amber sunset on the other<br /> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Ellaraine Lockie 13605 at http://mtpr.net "Birds of a Feather"