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"Word" is a KJZZ original podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region.

KJZZ's Word KJZZ 91.5FM Phoenix

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"Word" is a KJZZ original podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region.

    Word S6:E3 — Wanderlust is our theme

    Word S6:E3 — Wanderlust is our theme

    On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira; southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo; as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.

    • 29 min
    Word S6:E2 — Breaking The Mold — Part 2

    Word S6:E2 — Breaking The Mold — Part 2

    What do a Tucson rancher, a poet who's lauded by NPR and the new Phoenix youth poet laureate have in common? Find out on "Word" S6:E2 hosted by Tom Maxedon from KJZZ. It's a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.

    • 28 min
    Word S6:E1 — Breaking The Mold

    Word S6:E1 — Breaking The Mold

    In this Season 6 opener of "Word," we run the gamut from dealing with post-traumatic stress as a veteran and personal migration stories by Black people living in Arizona to a romantic comedy based in Phoenix that deals with the opioid crisis.

    • 33 min
    Word S5:E8 — Indigenous Detective Literature And Young Adult Fiction

    Word S5:E8 — Indigenous Detective Literature And Young Adult Fiction

    What are you reading this summer? We have some suggestions by Arizona writers for adults and youth or those who don’t want to adult for a minute and feel their youth again. Hear their stories on this Season 5 ender of “Word,” a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region, hosted by Tom Maxedon.

    • 30 min
    Word S5 E7: Indigenous Futurisms And Climate Fiction

    Word S5 E7: Indigenous Futurisms And Climate Fiction

    What do indigenous futurism, young adult fantasy literature and climate have in common? Find out on "Word"  — a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region hosted by Tom Maxedon.

    • 24 min
    Word S5:E6 – Nat'l Poetry Month Part 3 — PPE — Pandemic Poetry Extravaganza

    Word S5:E6 – Nat'l Poetry Month Part 3 — PPE — Pandemic Poetry Extravaganza

    What do the Vietnamese diaspora, Beat/Wagner-inspired poetry, The Diné Reader and Black Lives Matter have in common? We explore those connections in this double-issue of Word as we close out National Poetry Month with PPE: a Pandemic Poetry Extravaganza.

    • 57 min

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