KTEP - El Paso, Texas

Words On A Wire

Sundays at 12 noon

Words on a Wire is a show about fiction, poetry, the writing community, the publishing world and whatever other issues concern literary writers and readers of books. Hosted by two active writers, each show will include an interview with an established or emerging writer who has a new book, from famous award-winning veterans to hot young writers with books to watch out for.

On “Poem of the Week” we will read a poem from a collection we love or talk about a new book we have just discovered, or sometimes re-discovered. We also have a segment called “Poetic License” which is our way of giving writers their say. We hand over to writers we admire a few minutes to talk about whatever they want.

Host Tim Hernandez welcomes poet and writer Daniel T. Melonas to discuss his new book of poems, Why Resuce is an Anagram for Secure.

Host Daniel Chacon welcomes back Professor Lawrence Welsh to discuss his new collaboration "Cuting the Wire: Photographs and Poems from the US-Mexico Border".

Words on a Wire - Carley Moore/ Diana Martinez

Nov 18, 2019

Host Tim Hernandez welcomes essayist, novelist and poet Carley Moore and political activist to discuss her work and UTEP Professor Diana Martinez who helped organize the release of children held at the Tornillo Detention Center.

Host Tim Hernandez welcomes author Natalia Sylvester to the program to discuss her new book and inspiration for writing Everyone Knows You Go Home. 

Host and author Daniel Chacon welcomes Chicana feminist writer and poet from Austin, Texas Ire'ne Lara Silva to discuss her new book Cuicacalli: House of Song.

Host Tim Hernandez sits down with Co-host Daniel Chacon to talk about Daniel's new book Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall.

Words on a Wire

Oct 15, 2019

Host Daniel Chacon talks with Chicanx pocha and Fresno poet, Sara Borjas about her new book of poems just released, " "Heart like window, Mouth like a Cliff". 

Words on a Wire - Sergio Troncoso

Oct 10, 2019

Host Daniel Chacon talks with author Sergio Troncoso about his latest work "A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son", and how approaches writing for his audience.

Host Daniel Chacon sits down with author R. Zamora-Linmark, american poet, novelist and playwright to discuss his latest book, The Importance of Wilde at Heart.

Daniel Chacon sits down with novelist and short story writer Professor Sylvia Zeleny to discuss her new book The Everything I Have Lost.

Tim Hernandez sits down with author and anthropolgist Dr. Renato Rosaldo who reads some excerpts from his new prose poetry collection book The Chasers.

Host Daniel Chacon sits down with Norma Cantu,  writer and the Murchison Professor in the Humanities at Trinity University in San AntonioTexas to talk about her upcoming novel "Cabanuelas".

  

Hosts Daniel Chacon and Tim Hernandez together give a writers response to the tragic events of August 3, 2019 when El Paso suffered a domestic terrorist event at a local Walmart store. 

Originally Broadcast on March 10, 2019. Host, Daniel Chacón talks with author Reyna Grande about her new book, A Dream Called Home: A Memoir.

Originally Broadcast on April 7th, 2019. Host, Tim Hernandez talks with poet Patrick Fontes about his new book, Mountains of Rust.

Originally Broadcast on February 3, 2019. Host, Daniel Chacón talks with author José de Piérola about his first English book, Fabulations.

 

Originally Broadcast on February 17, 2019. Host, Daniel Chacón interviews with Emily Jungmin Yoon about her new book, A Cruelty Special to Our Species.

 

Originally Broadcast on April 28, 2019. Host, Tim Hernandez talks with Cassandra López about her debut book, Brother Bullet.

 

Originally Broadcast on January 13, 2019. Host, Daniel Chacon talks with author, Daniel Peña about his new book, Bang.

Originally Broadcast on January 27, 2019. Host, Daniel Chacon talks with local El Paso artist, Hal Marcus about the process about being an artist in El Paso, Texas.

Originally Broadcast on March 3, 2019. Host, Tim Hernandez talks with Steve Wilson about his new book, Lose to Find.

Originally Broadcast on March 24, 2019. Host, Tim Hernandez talks with poet, Ire'ne Lara Silva about her new book of poetry, Cuicacalli / House of Song.

Host, Daniel Chacón talks with Brian Turner about his wife; Ilyse Kusnetz's new book, Angel Bones.

Host, Daniel Chacón continues his interview with Gary Lachman about his book, Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump. This is part two of a two part interview.

Host, Daniel Chacón interviews with Gary Lachman about his book, Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump. This is part one of a two part interview.

Host, Daniel Chacón interviews Lee Herrick about his third book, Scar and Flower. 

Host, Daniel Chacón interview with Thelma T. Reyna about her new book, Reading Tea Leaves After Trump. And Daniel defines what makes a writer write.

Host, Tim Hernandez talks with Cassandra López about her debut book, Brother Bullet.

Host, Daniel Chacón talks with Jasminne Méndez about her new book, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry.

Host, Daniel Chacón interviews the McAllen poet laurent, Edward Vidaurre about poetry and his book, Called to Rise: Rio Grande Valley Youth Anthology: A McAllen Poet Laureate Anthology.

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