Sun January 20, 2013
WORDS ON A WIRE: Melinda Palacio (extended)
Daniel & Ben talk with Melinda Palacio, author of the new poetry collection, “How Fire is a Story, Waiting.” Palacio talks about the start of her career as a columnist for the Arizona Republic, and how her interest in poetry grew after the death of her mother. She also talks about how her grandmother and other female ancestors inspire & influence her work. In this online-only extended interview, Palacio explains how, as a child, she worked to sell items for her mother, and that experience gave her valuable insight into promoting her own work as a writer. http://melindapalacio.com
Melinda Palacio reads this week’s Poem of the Week: “How Fire is a Story, Waiting,” from the book of the same name.
Aired Jan. 20, 2013.