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, 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.

Host, Tim Hernandez talks with poet Patrick Fontes about his new book, Mountains of Rust.

Host, Tim Hernandez talks with poet, Ire'ne Lara Silva about her new book of poetry, Cuicacalli / House of Song.

Host, Tim Hernandez talks with author, Matt Mendez about his book, Barely Missing Anything. 

Host, Daniel Chacón talks with author Reyna Grande about her new book, A Dream Called Home: A Memoir.

Host, Tim Hernandez talks with Steve Wilson about his new book, Lose to Find.

Host, Daniel Chacón interviews Alicia Gaspar de Alba about her latest book, The Curse of the Gypsy: Ten Stories and a Novella.

Host, Daniel Chacón interviews with Emily Jungmin Yoon about her new book, A Cruelty Special to Our Species.

Host, Daniel Chacón speaks with Former Border Patrol Agent, Francisco Cantú about his new book, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.

Host, Daniel Chacón talks with author José de Piérola about his first English book, Fabulations.

Host, Daniel Chacon talks with local El Paso artist, Hal Marcus about the process about being an artist in El Paso, Texas.

Host, Daniel Chacon interviews with the owner of Literarity Book Shop, Bill Clark.

Host, Daniel Chacon talks with author, Daniel Pena about his new book, Bang.

Host, Daniel Chacon interviews El Paso poet, Rubi Orozco Santos about her new book, Inventos Mios. And Daniel answers the two most frequent questions that writers get.

Host, Daniel Chacon talks with Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Mimi R. Gladstein about their new book, The Women of Smeltertown.

Host, Tim Hernandez talks with Becca J. R. Lachman about her new book, Other Acreage.

Host, Daniel Chacon interviews El Paso's own Alfredo Corchado about his new book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.

Host Tim Hernandez interviews Joshua Rubin and Former Texas State Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero about the Children's Detention Center in Tornillo, Texas.

Amy Fusselman is a writer, artist, and publisher based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, ARTnews, Ms., The New York Times, Artnet, The Believer, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Atlantic, among other places. 

Her latest work is titled Idiophone.

Daniel Chacon speaks with former UTEP Ph.D. student Blake Nemec about his latest book titled Sharing Plastic.

Host Tim Hernandez speaks with the United States Young People's Poet Laureate, Margarita Engle, who has written a number of historical books for young adults.