Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Eco-Resources, Poetry & Interviews

-- Quote of the Day --

“I do feel that poetry chose me… The biggest attraction to poetry for me was when I started reading poetry when I was a teenager - To see that with such a compact amount of words you could get an idea across, you could validate people’s feelings, you could give people some joy… I think poetry is like the poor step-sister in the literary arts. When you say ‘I have a new poetry book coming out’, people will say, ‘yeah, well what else do you do?’ …There is a very fine line that you have to walk when you work with political poetry. You want to get your point across, inspire people and express yourself… but you never want to be dogmatic or polemical. So writing political poetry is very, very difficult. …When you write poetry you can write for yourself – or you can write for the public; but not both. …Poetry is getting out there on the Internet more and more. There is a plethora of people who take it on as a first love. …I think songs you basically take a poem …with enough sound interest, repetition and rhythmical interest; you want to have something to grab people much more quickly because a song is for a short time. ”
~ Joan Gelfand - Jan 6, 2009

Because of the radio show event yesterday on Bards & Poets radio show (see below) I've decided to include the quote above from an interview that aired on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show on January 6th, 2009, when Joan Gelfand joined me for a discussion on "Hope, Violence & Environmental Concerns with Poetry". To find this archived interview simply click on the hyper-linked show title or look to the right of this page for a link to the show.

-- Recent Interviews with the Brummets --

In the LimeLight radio show:
Christina Blodgette is one of the top staff at the BTR station and this radio show highlights programs on this station that the staff are proud of. We are thrilled to have our radio show chosen for this show! Originally the interview was prerecorded in November and aired today on the LimeLight radio show. To hear this interview that has me so excited I just have to call my mother! - either click on the hyperlinked show title here in this post or click on the link below:

Made in the Kootenays radio program:
Dave was invited to appear on the "Made in the Kootenays" radio show, which is on the KBS station. Brad Moore is a gracious and humorous host - Dave had a wonderful experience in their studio. During the interview you can hear excerpts from the "Place in Time" CD by Grooveyard (Dave is the percussionist, graphic artist & wrote a few of their song lyrics as well)

This interview is now archived and available on the KBS station via this page: *Simply scroll down that page to find the interview with "Grooveyard".

Bards and Poets radio show:
I recently appeared on the Bards & Poets radio show, which is hosted by Diane Tegarden. This round-robin style show features several poets reading short excerpts from their published books. During this interview we all seemed to focus on the month of LUV :) I had a great time with these talented poets and we all seemed to just click right away. I read 2 excerpts that day from Towards Understanding, a collection of 120 poems. This radio show, located on the Passionate Internet Voices Station, has an archive page for the Bards & Poets program, which you can find at:

* Look for Feb 3rd... * I do apologize for the sound issues, some of the lines were having sound issues at first but it gets better later in the show. Also - You might notice another archive on this page I've given you that aired on Dec 2nd with a theme of domestic abuse. I was also on this broadcast... so if you like my reading on Feb 3rd, feel free to check that other archive out :)

-- Eco-Resources --

– – a blog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

– - Green Sugar Press’ children’s books deliver words and images to spark instincts already in kids—that desire to get outside and wander, wonder, dig and climb. They encourage kids to be kids: exploring, examining and investigating the natural world around them. For lifelong dividends, get your kids hooked on nature.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at

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