Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Radio, Radio

About a month or so ago, I was interviewed by Dick Gordon, host of The Story, a public radio program produced by American Public Media, who also do Garrison Keillor's show. I'm not sure I can stand listening to myself, but the interview airs today. Check your local listings, or listen to the stream here.

I had a great time and thanks to everyone.

18 comments:

Molly Jean said...

Just heard you on "The Story" & found your blog through the program's Web site. Just wanted to thank you for the inspiring interview! best!

Paul said...

Thanks!

Sunny Delight said...

I didn't catch all the interview, but I like your voice, your story, and your poetry.

Harmony Gullette said...

I heard "The Story" today and then found your blog. I love your style and what you have to say. I will definitely be getting your books, and I don't buy books that often. :) I'm a singer/songwriter in Cincinnati and I think you may appreciate my music. If you get a chance and would like to hear what I have so far, I posted my URL in the space provided. I love feedback! :) Thanks for your work ~ Harmony Gullette

Anonymous said...

Caught part of the NPR interview. I really like the one poem I heard and am looking forward to reading your work. I teach poetry to young people in schools and in the community. I am often trying to persuade students that poetic inspiration can be found anywhere - even a h.s. bio class!

Warm regards from the Windy City,
Arlyn Miller

Paul said...

Thanks for commenting!

lynnmang said...

We just started getting The Story here in Cincinnati. I work in multiple schools here and was lucky enough to be traveling across the city during your interview. I got into my Xterra to "spinal fluid coming out my nose" and then had a driveway moment--I couldn't get out until the end. Loved the tone in "Traveling" and plan to purchase and read more of your work. Thanks.

Lynn said...

I enjoyed listening to you very much. I love your poetry. I heard your interview today and found your blog after the interview. Congratulations on getting your books published. I heard what you said about not knowing which career choice would be the hardest. I think writing. :)

Lynn

curtiss said...

Heard you tonight on NPR for the first time. You were great!

karen said...

Paul, Thank you for sharing your poetry. I was fortunate to catch it on the road tonight as i traveled home from a meeting in St. Paul. The Story was on this evening on Minnesota Public Radio.

I found your poetry, your story, and your authentic, relaxed style inspirational. You are a courageous writer. i appreciated your comments on having to give up some privacy when your parents were able to access your poems.

Congratulations on the new publication. I look forward to reading your work, including the memoir.

Best wishes - Karen

Mieke said...

Hi Paul,

I drove home in the dark, listening to you story, after a long day of studying in the law library. I got home and sat in the car in the driveway listening to the interview until it was over. What a charming interesting man you are. And talented. I loved Pinocchio poem. And the one you read about being dropped in the aisle, and the prayers offered, and being sad about Lupus. So funny - and evocative.

What a delightful surprise to be carried home on your words. Thanks. Once finals are over - I'm buying your book and relaxing.

Best,

M

Jarrett Smith said...

Dear Paul,
Heard you this evening on "The Story" and was very inspired by you. Some people just give off light and you are one of them. Keep on shining! I look forward to reading your poetry.
Peace.

Keith said...

You rule.

Joan said...

I sat in my dark parking garage in the car listening to the rest of your interview. It was great. Can I pray for you too? LOL.

January said...

I thought it was a great interview. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the interview, too. Keep on doing what you're doing! You are very talented and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I, too, sat in my driveway until the end of your Story interview, then went straight into my house, Googled you and bought two of your books. I love your poetry and was truly moved by your story and voice. I've been sharing your books with so many people- congratulations on your success!
-Emily, CA

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the poetry!!