May 19, 2015

Elizabeth Alexander: The Light of the World

May 15, 2015 - Segment 3 - We are joined by poet and playwright Elizabeth Alexander about her exquisitely written and deeply moving memoir The Light of the World.
April 2, 2015

Poet Mark Nowak

April 1, 2015 - Segment 2 - We're joined by poet Mark Nowak. Nowak's latest book is Coal Mountain Elementary, and he is being recognized for his work facilitating "poetry dialogues" between workers around the world.
February 18, 2015

Remembering Audre Lorde On Her Birthday

February 18, 2015 - Segment 2 - We celebrate the birthday of Audre Lorde, who described herself as a "Black lesbian mother warrior poet."
February 13, 2015

Remembering Maryland Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton

February 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - We remember Maryland Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton by listening to her read some of her best poems, and we listen back to a segment from the archives, where we talked to her friends and colleagues shortly after her passing.
January 20, 2015

LOVE the Poet and Jahiti On The Bolton Hill Open Mic Series

January 16, 2015 - Segment 3 - We hear a special preview of the Bolton Hill Open Mic Series show this weekend, with: spoken word artist and musician Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet; and singer-songwriter Jahiti.
November 24, 2014

Voices From The Archives: Poet Nikki Giovanni

November 20, 2014 - Segment 4 - We're joined by legendary poet Nikki Giovanni for a ranging conversation.
October 26, 2014

From The Archives: Poet, Activist and Author Dr. Sonia Sanchez

October 22, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. Listen in to my 2010 interview with poet, activist and author Dr. Sonia Sanchez. The author of over 16 books, Sanchez is an expert on Black culture and literature, women's liberation, and racial justice.
October 8, 2014

Theatre Baltimore: God’s Country Featuring LOVE the Poet

October 7, 2014 - Segment 3 - Join us for a sneak peek of God's Country, a performance by LOVE the Poet opening for a one week run by the Strand Theater Company. We're joined by Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet, spoken word artist and musician.
September 8, 2014

E. Ethelbert Miller: Addressing Black Manhood in Ceremonies of Dark Men

September 5, 2014 - Segment 2 - I talk with nationally renowned poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller about Ceremonies of Dark Men, an exhibition of large-scale photographs by five male artists complemented by poetic excerpts and placed in key areas around Washington, DC. The works will, in part, address issues of black manhood in creative ways.
February 15, 2014

Remembering Maryland Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton

February 13, 2014 - Segment 3 - We celebrate the life of poet Lucille Clifton. Clifton, a prolific wordsmith known for deceptively simple poems that speak volumes about contemporary life, the African American experience, and womanhood, served as Maryland’s Poet Laureate from 1979-1985. She died in February of this 2010, and we sat down with friends, colleagues, and fellow poets to discuss her life and work.
January 14, 2014

Legacy of Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)

January 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - We honor the legacy of poet and author Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) who died last week with Dr. Jelani Cobb, Dr. Komozi Woodard and Bashi Rose.
August 7, 2013

Come On Son: An Interactive Poetry Experience

August 7, 2013 - Segment 4 - We speak with four fascinating poets about an interactive poetry experience called Come On Son. Featuring four women based out of the Baltimore area, it will play this Sunday in Baltimore.
May 2, 2013

Baltimore Poets Afaa Michael Weaver And Reginald Harris

May 2, 2013 - Segment 2 - We hear the second part of a segment we started yesterday featuring two Baltimore-born poets, Afaa Michael Weaver and Reginald Harris, reading at the City Lit Festival at Enoch Pratt Free Library last month.
May 1, 2013

CityLit Festival featuring Afaa Michael Weaver and Reginald Harris,

May 1, 2013-Segment 4-We will close out our program with the voices of Afaa Michael Weaver and Reginald Harris, two great poets from Baltimore.