Every Monday night at 10:00 p.m. on KBOO, The Talking Earth features local and national poets. Tonight the show features reading from the new Blown Out: Portland’s Indie Poets anthology. Chris Ridenour, Starlite Motel, Curtis White Carroll, Melissa Sillitoe, Jenette Purcell, M.F. McAuliffe and other readers
from the anthology come to KBOO to share their poetry and urge listeners to make a pledge.

Talking Earth is hosted by Walt Curtis and Barbara La Morticella. In 2005, Literary Arts awarded Barbara La Morticella the Stewart H. Holbrook Award, for her contribution to the literary life of Oregon. The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community. Walt received the Stewart H. Holbrook Award in 2001.

KBOO is considering making changes to its programming, and The Talking Earth is in danger of being cancelled. Barbara explains it this way: 

If you value our show and can tune in during pledge drive on one of the
next two Monday nights, September 29th or October 6th, you can
reaffirm the value of what we do by calling in as generous a pledge as
you can. Your call during the show lets the station know we have
listeners.

You can also visit the KBOO web site to make a pledge, and indicate that your pledge supports Talking Earth. 
Many Oregon Book Awards poetry finalists have appeared on KBOO over the years. If you live outside the Portland area, you can listen via the internet to KBOO’s live stream. You can also find them on the radio at 90.7FM in Portland, 91.9FM in Hood River, and 100.7FM in the Willamette Valley.