Aired Thursday, January 15 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird and photographer Stan Carpenter about the Exhibit “Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter.” There will be a reception and poetry reading taking place on Thursday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Meadows Museum of Art on the Campus of Centenary College. The event is free and open to all and will feature readings and an open mic session for those who’d like to share their poems as well. For full details go to the Meadows Museum on line or call 318 – 869 – 5040. 

Louisiana Tech University creative writing instructor Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith is out with a debut book of poetry published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. The 34 poems are based on the life experiences of Lý Loc. He’s the son of an affluent Vietnamese landowner who lost everything the day Saigon fell, April 30, 1975.

Airs Sunday, April 27 at 6 p.m. In this National Poetry Month special, SOTRU explores all facets of poetry and its influence in host Al Letson's life. We talk to poets from all over the country about the craft, the lifestyle, the resurgence of poems, and of course, hear some incredible poetry.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain turns to poetry to comfort his through the ravages of aging.