Poet-In-Residence: Hour Two

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

To celebrate National Poetry Month, spoken word artist Roland Legiardi-Laura joins us in the studio to poet-ize throughout the show. Plus, we'll hear from listeners who answered our challenge to versify about their favorite show segments. Join in by sending your poem to brianlehrershow@wnyc.org, and start each poem with the words “I heard.”


Roland Legiardi-Laura

Comments [8]

Roland Legiardi-Laura from New York City

Dear Commenters,

First, thanks for all your supportive comments
Second--Kai-OS -- I did feel like it was good hard work.. But the folks at the BL show were working about as hard as I have ever seen a team of folks work...If only the rest of the world could be as efficient, supportive and good natured...
Megan, Don't believe anyone who tells you they know what makes a good poem! You'll know it when you hear it or read it.
Thanks again,

May. 01 2008 11:13 AM
megan from Park Slope

I love poetry.

Anyone know:

What makes a good poem?

Apr. 30 2008 12:00 PM
Katie from Forest Hills

I heard an angel singing to me about you.
I close my eyes and see you.
You invade my every dream every night,
even though you are so far away and I haven't seen you in so long.
You have invaded my heart and mind.
you will always be the love of my heart.
As, I dream tonight, the angel will sing to me of you and the love I knew with you that was the purest thing in my life.
Forever and always.

Apr. 30 2008 11:53 AM
Chris O from New York

i like the poem about Iran - wars without end; Orwell was on to this tactic

Apr. 30 2008 11:51 AM
BL Producer from WNYC

Thanks for recognizing our efforts, kai o-s!
(Just kidding. Thanks for listening...)
-BL Show Team-

Apr. 30 2008 11:09 AM
kai o-s from bloomfield nj

tell mr. Legiardi-Laura that someone realizes that he is working harder than anyone on the show. big ups!

Apr. 30 2008 11:03 AM
John M from Brielle, NJ

Great work - really enjoyed your poetry!

Apr. 30 2008 10:59 AM

me and food got beef

Apr. 30 2008 10:59 AM

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