Adam FalknerPoet Adam Falkner performing at final WeSlam

This episode, our last of the season, is devoted to poems recorded live at WeSlam’s final poetry slam of the semester.  We feature student poets Zach Goldberg, Ted Bularzik, Josh Smith, Camara Awkward-Rich, and Adam Bresgi.  We also feature visiting poets Jeanann Verlee and Adam Falkner.

Check it out: [LINK]

4-22-11: Words about words


In a tribute to creative writing, we offer poems about words, writing, and writers.

Featuring Corey Deither, Morgan Hill, Ted Bularzik, Camara Awkward-Rich, Davy Knittle and Nick Petrie.


4-15-11: Storytelling Slammer

On this week’s episode, we feature four stories presented at the Wesleyan ‘Campus Slammer.’  Storytellers drawn out of the audience offered stories on the topic ‘Winners and Losers’ and competed for a slot in the statewide storytelling festival and competition hosted by the Connecticut Storytelling Center.

We feature stories by Paul Pianka, Taylor Goodstein, Lindsay Abrams, and Jake Lane.

Listen up: [LINK]

Speak Your Piece 4/8/11

This week’s show features a reading at Russell House by Amy Bloom, Wesleyan University’s Writer-in-Residence.  The reading took place last month, on March 2nd.   She reads the story By-and-By from her newest collection of short stories titled Where the God of Love Hangs Out.


Speak Your Piece 4/1/11

This week’s show features poems on how certain people deal with religion in different ways.  The show features poems by Nick Petrie, David Thompson, and Shannon Nelson.




Editor’s note:

The WeSlam team is on their way to Nationals, where they will be performing alongside, and competing against, student slam poets from across the countryAt their request, we’ve temporarily taken down episodes featuring their poems.  We’ll have them back up soon, but in the mean time, why not listen to another episode?
Best of luck, WeSlam!



After weeks when we’ve all had to spend a little bit more time reading the newspaper, Speak Your Piece offers some poems for a tumultuous world: poems that offer ways of looking at the world and poems that engage some of the most enduring challenges.  Featuring poems by Corey Deither, Nick Petrie, Simone Moore, Mike Rosen, Davy Knittle, and Emily Weitzman.