"Word" is a KJZZ original podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region.
Word S4 E4: Halloween And NaNoWriMo Part 1 – ‘Plotober’
It’s nearly Halloween and almost National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). As we close out October, we celebrate the holiday and those who are stepping up to write 50,000 words in a month beginning Nov. 1.
Word S4 E3: Young Poets, Old Poets And Indian Fantasy Fiction
On this episode, we welcome Annika Clark, chosen by Creative Youth of Arizona as the Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate. Plus, we talk to poet and retired teacher Joey Connolly and Pueblo Indian writer and NYT bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse, who has a new fantasy novel called “Black Sun” out this month.
Word S4 S2: Puppets, Children's Literature And Zoomoetry
The coronavirus pandemic continues to present challenges for creatives. We’ll talk to a returning guest about it. Plus, we turn our attention to younger audiences and readers, beginning with puppets.
Word S4 E1: Stages & Screens
"Word" is a KJZZ original podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region. We begin this season with the first of three returning guests, David Hemphill, executive director of Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix.
Word S3 E8: National Poetry Month — Part 3
This episode contains some frank descriptions that may not be suitable for all listeners and political opinions that are not endorsed by KJZZ in any capacity.On this mega edition of “Word,” we put a cap on National Poetry Month in the state and the region. We open with a poem by Colleen Carnahan, "Phoenix Rising."
Word S3 E7: National Poetry Month — Part 2
National Poetry Month continues in the age of COVID-19. In this episode, we are heading to Tucson, virtually, to check in with our neighbors in Southern Arizona. Despite the shuttering of spoken word venues, poets are still sounding their barbaric yawps via social media and creative apps.