Public-Radio Program Episodes

Host - Joanna Beth Tweedy

Production Manager - Robert Meyer

To broadcast any Quiddity episode on your public radio station, free of charge—either for special programming or syndication—contact Illinois Public Radio hub station (WUIS) Production Manager, Robert Meyer.

Episode 7.7

Features an in-depth conversation with Akashic Books senior editor Ibrahim Ahmad discussing the independent press' evolution over the last two decades from its roots in the Washington DC hardcore scene to its vast and diverse roster of imprints and authors.  This episode also includes a poem and ...

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Episode 7.6

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Features a conversation with acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz as well as the 2013 Teresa A. White Award winner Chad Simpson. Katherine Vaz is the author of the novels Saudade (St. Martin’s Press, 1994) and Mariana, (HarperCollins, 1997), as well as two short story anthologies. Ms. Vaz's first ...

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Episode 7.5

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Features selections from issue 7.1, which includes an interview with National Book Award Finalist poet Matt Rasmussen.  Rasmussen discusses the inception of his Walt Whitman Award-winning collection Black Aperture (LSU Press 2013) exploring the suicide of his brother, and working with poet Jane ...

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Episode 7.4

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Features selections from upcoming issue 7.1, which includes an interview with Carlo Matos and an excerpt from Lisa Ahn's short story, ...

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Episode 7.3

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Features part two of this two-part special celebrating what it means to be Midwest: "Finding Place in the Placelessness." Editors Justin Hamm (Museum of Americana) and Christina Olson (Midwestern Gothic) talk about the under-appreciated, rich culture and beauty that is thriving in the Midwest. This ...

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Episode 7.2

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Finding Place in the Placelessness: Chad Simpson and Monica Berlin talk with assistant editor John McCarthy about the under-appreciated rich culture and beauty that is thriving in the Midwest in part one of this two-part special celebrating what it means to be Midwestern. This show was done in ...

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Episode 7.1

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Features writers Jacob Saenz, Erika Sanchez, and Celeste Mendoza sitting down with Quiddity's Amy Sayre Baptista in part two of a a two-part discussion of Latin@ poetics regarding to their place outside of The Academy. The episode also features an original reading from each ...

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Episode 6.12

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Poets Ruben Quesada and Norma Cantu sit down with Quiddity's Amy Sayre Baptista in part one of a two-part discussion of Latin@ poetics regarding their place in The Academy.  The episode also features original work from each ...

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Episode 6.11

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Features selections from past issues of Quiddity which include poems read by Joseph Kozma, Kate Mohler, and Susanna ...

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Episode 6.10

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Features Missouri's first poet laureate, Walter Bargen, sitting down with Quiddity's assistant editor John McCarthy to discuss the importance of silence in poetry and how to craft a "world within the world" through ...

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