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Short Waves / Short Poems seeks assistance

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, T.D. Walker, who shares the following:

In 2019, I put together the first two episodes of Short Waves / Short Poems, a program that featured voices of poets on shortwave radio. Since last year, I’ve been trying to put together a full season of the show, but the pandemic has left me with far less free time for radio projects than I had before.

Thus, I’m reaching out to ask for volunteers who would be interested in helping out with tasks related to Short Waves / Short Poems and another program for shortwave radio that I’m working on.

I have the content and sound editing lined up, but I could use some help with just about everything else, including publicity, administrative tasks, and getting another set of ears on the shows before broadcast.

If you’re interested, please email me at info [at] tdwalker [dot] net. More information about the past episodes can be found at shortwavesshortpoems.com. Thanks!

Many thanks for the message and it’s great to hear there’s another season in the works. Readers, if you can help in any way, feel free to reach out to her. We’ll certainly plug the season and episodes here on the SWLing Post!

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Short Waves / Short Poems first episode

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, T. D. Walker, who shares the following announcement:

Short Waves / Short Poems is a 15 minute program that features poets reading their work. Attention to a poem parallels in many ways attention to a shortwave radio broadcast–both require a deliberate searching for and listening to the medium. I also wanted to explore what it means to put an art that is undergoing a resurgence on a medium that seems to be diminishing in its reach. And above all that, I wanted to bring good poetry to shortwave listeners.

Our first episode will air Saturday 14 December at 2am UTC on 5130kHz, and it will feature work by poets Deborah L. Davitt, Amy Lowell, and A.J. Odasso, all of which use storms as a way to examine the workings of love, loss, and contemplation. We’re planning on running weekly for four weeks, with different poets each episode.

More information about the show is at our website: www.shortwavesshortpoems.com. I’ve included an introductory clip on our About page.

We’re happy to receive reception reports, and QSL cards are available. You can reach us via email at [email protected] or via postal mail at Short Waves / Short Poems, PO Box 515622, Dallas, TX 75251, USA.

And a bit about me: I’m the author of Small Waiting Objects (CW Books, 2019), and my poems and science fiction stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, The Future Fire, Web Conjunctions, The Cascadia Subduction ZoneAbyss & ApexKaleidotropeand elsewhere. As a longtime radio enthusiast, I’m delighted to be able to combine my aim to bring poetry to a wider audience with my interest in shortwave radio.

Readers, please note that 2:00 AM UTC on Saturday is 9:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM PST today (Friday).

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