RadioACTive: January 1, 2020

  • January 1, 2020
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A RadioACTive New Year's Day Special, featuring poets purging the old year and welcoming the new, as well as a professional organizer on the root cause of holding on to so much stuff

RadioACTive loves getting a handle on life through the eyes and verse of Utah poets. Tonight’s lineup included:

  • Trish Hopkinson, reading “New Year’s Morning,” by Carl Adamshick
  • Rob Carney, “When I Went to Work As a Snow Globe Designer”
  • Melissa Bond, Inspired by “the sun ain’t yellow, it’s chicken,” a lyric from Bob Dylan’s Tombstone Blues
  • Jesse Parent, “It Snows Sometimes in April”
  • Rob Carney, “Tell Us One of Your Rituals”
  • Melissa Bond, “Naked Poem”
  • Trish Hopkinson, “Scale of Life”
  • Jesse Parent, “For the Repose of a Soul”
  • Melissa Bond, “Laundry Room”
  • Rob Carney, “The Mother of the Mountains”
  • Trish Hopkinson, “Ode to a Young Screech Owl”
  • Jesse Parent, “Memory from a Facebook Feed”
  • Melissa Bond, “Biscuit Moon”
  • Rob Carney, reading a portion of the Dr. Seuss classic, “Green Eggs and Ham”
  • Trish Hopkinson, “Reconstructed Happiness”

Looking for poetry events or calls-for-entry along the Wasatch Front? Click here.

Looking for a poetry open mic? Try Poetry Happens, Jan. 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Pioneer Book, 450 W. Center St., Provo. Includes release of “Orogeny Vol. V.” 

For those who start the new year throwing out stuff, an interview with DClutterfly’s Tracy McCubbin, author of Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on DeCluttering You’ll Ever Need. Look for McCubbin to visit SLC and offer workshops later this year. 

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Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: 

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer