Audio Saucepan on KSFR

Sunday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM MST

Audio Saucepan is a carefully sculpted, one-hour journey through jazz, classical, blues, spirituals and world music interwoven with interpretive poetry readings and recorded words. A joyous potluck of reason and tempo. Gourmet sounds for your ears and mind. A show designed to make your weekend end well.

You may listen to each episode for 2 weeks following the airdate. The 2-week archive is available at


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Audio Saucepan: “The Unapologetic Episode”

Aug 31, 2014

8/31/14—Audio Saucepan: “The Unapologetic Episode” includes the poems “The Smell of Spearmint” by W.S. DiPiero (from Tombo, McSweeney’s); “The Cake” by Mark Irwin (from Large White House Speaking, New Issues Poetry); “Untitled (In my dream…)” by Claudia Rankine (from Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, Graywolf Press)

Playlist for 8/31: 

8/24/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Waking Up as a Buddhist Episode” includes the poems “Trends Motel” by Travis Mossotti (from  My Life as an Island, Moon City Press); “Seeds and Seeding” by Nathaniel Perry (from Nine Acres, The American Poetry Review); and “Waking Up as a Buddhist” by David Shumate (from Kimonos in the Closet, University of Pittsburgh Press)

Playlist for 8/24: 

8/10/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Appropriate Question Episode” includes the poems “Verbatim II” by Ed Pavlic (from Visiting Hours at the Color Line, Milkweed Editions); “Thinking Like a Split Melon,” by Jamaal May (from Hum, Alice James Books); and “Goodness” by Andrea Hollander (from Landscape with Female Figure, Autumn House Press)

Playlist for 8/10: 

8/3/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode Covered with Lichen” includes the poems “Marrow” by Tim Seibles (from Hammerlock, Cleveland State University Press); “Our Last Vacation” by Keetje Kuipers (from The Keys to the Jail, BOA Editions, Ltd.); and “The Unseen” by Linda Hogan (from Dark. Sweet., Coffee House Press)

Playlist for 8/3:

Audio Saucepan: “The Lost Charlie Episode”

Jul 13, 2014

7/13/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Lost Charlie Episode” includes the poems “Any Morning” by William Stafford (from Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems, Graywolf Press); “Untitled [Why Write about “things”?] by Philip Lamantia (from The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia, University of California Press); and “You” by Lucile Adler (from In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960, University of New Mexico Press)

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7/6/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode Along the Horizon” includes the poems “Chimera” by Jennifer Elise Foerster (from Leaving Tulsa, The University of Arizona Press); “Essay on Sympathy on Envy” by Shane McCrae (from Nonfiction; Black Lawrence Press) and “The Day After Tomorrow” by W.S. DiPiero (from Nitro Nights; Copper Canyon Press)

Playlist for 7/6: 

Audio Saucepan: “The Untangled Episode”

Jun 29, 2014

6/29/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Untangled Episode” includes the poems “Open House” by Kazim Ali (from Sky Ward, Wesleyan University Press); “Monologue During a Blackout” by Kara Candito (from Spectator, The University of Utah Press); and “To a Snake” by Jeffrey Harrison (from Into Daylight, Tupelo Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Was it a Whale Episode”

Jun 22, 2014

6/22/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Was it a Whale Episode” includes the poems “The Latch” by Rosanna Warren (from Ghost in a Red Hat, W.W. Norton); “[We cannot help ourselves…] by Endi Bogue Hartigen (from Pool [5 Choruses], Omnidawn); and “Sighting” by Tess Taylor (from The Forage House, Red Hen Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Same Planet Episode”

Jun 8, 2014

6/8/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Same Planet Episode” includes the poems “Young Girl Peeling Apples” by Mary Jo Salter (from A Phone Call to the Future, Knopf); “Nature” by Henry Carlile (from Oregon, Carnegie Mellon University Press); and “Thought Problem” by Vijay Seshadri (from 3 Sections, Graywolf Press)

Playlist for 6/8: 

6/1/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Diligently Patrolled Episode” includes an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (Random House Audio, read by the author); “For the Return of God” by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (from Ghost Gear, University of Arkansas Press); and “the road taken” by Richard Vargas (from Guernica revisited, Press 53) 

Playlist for 6/1: 

Audio Saucepan: “The Unsalted Episode”

May 25, 2014

5/25/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Unsalted Episode” includes “The Open Sentence” by Denise Levertov (from The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov, New Directions); “Gift” by John Kavanagh (from Blue Room, Dufour Editions); and “Vulgar Remedies: Tooth and Salt” by Anna Journey (from Vulgar Remedies, Louisiana State University Press)

Playlist for 5/25:

5/11/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Straight Line for Birds Episode” includes “Mr. G’s Collection” by Laurie Ann Guerrero (from A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, The University of Notre Dame Press); an excerpt from “Words” by Vénus Koury-Ghata (from The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Ecco); and “How This Happened” by Irene McKinney (from Unthinkable: Selected Poems 1976-2004, Red Hen Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Maximum Maxine Episode”

May 4, 2014

5/4/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Maximum Maxine Episode” includes three poems by Maxine Kumin: “When the Messiah Comes” and “Widow and Dog” (from Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010, W.W. Norton), and “Either Or” (from And Short the Season, W.W. Norton)

Playlist for 5/4: 

4/27/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode That Takes It Like a Man” includes “ Gift a Sea” by Lenelle Moïse (from Haiti Glass, City Lights Press); “Regret” by Jason Sommer (from The Laughter of Adam and Eve, Southern Illinois University Press); and an excerpt of “Jacks” by David Lee (from Last Call, Wings Press)

Playlist for 4/27: 

4/20/14—Audio Saucepan: “The Black Beans and Bacon Episode” includes an excerpt of Alice Notley’s “Beginning with a Stain” (from Women Poets on Mentorship, ed. Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker, University of Iowa Press), and the poems “Why I No Longer Skype” by Jillian Weisse (from The Book of Goodbyes, BOA Editions, Ltd.) and “In Defense of Nothing” by Peter Gizzi from a book of the same name (Wesleyan University Press) 

Playlist for 4/20: 

4/13/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Odd Instructions Episode” includes the poems “Once” by Saskia Hamilton (from Corridor, Graywolf Press); “The Wind That Blows Through Me” by Alicia Suskin Ostriker (from The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog, University of Pittsburgh Press); and “Sound” by Yona Harvey (from Hemming the Water, Four Way Books)

Playlist for 4/13:

4/6/14— Audio Saucepan: “The Forsythia is Blooming Episode” includes the poems “1983: II (The year relents, and free)” by Wendell Berry (from This Day, Counterpoint Press); “Mr. Daley” by W.S. Merwin (from The Moon Before Morning, Copper Canyon Press); “Hold Him There” by Bruno K. Öijer (from The Star by My Head, Milkweed Editions)

4/6/14— Audio Saucepan: “The Forsythia is Blooming Episode” includes the poems “1983: II (The year relents, and free)” by Wendell Berry (from This Day, Counterpoint Press); “Mr. Daley” by W.S. Merwin (from The Moon Before Morning, Copper Canyon Press); “Hold Him There” by Bruno K. Öijer (from The Star by My Head, Milkweed Editions)

Playlist for 4/6: 

Audio Saucepan: “The Nearly Too Much Episode”

Mar 9, 2014

3/9/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Nearly Too Much Episode” includes the poems “Inaction of Shoes” by Ron Padgett (from How Long, Coffee House Press); “Dice” by Kevin Hart (from Morning Knowledge, University of Notre Dame Press); and “Dog in the Valley” by Tishani Doshi (from Everything Begins Elsewhere, Copper Canyon Press) 

Playlist for 3/9: 

Audio Saucepan: “The Just Invented Episode”

Mar 2, 2014

3/2/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Just Invented Episode” includes the poems “En Route” by Mary Ruefle (from Trances of the Blast, Wave Books); “The School Bell” by Andrew Hudgins (A Clown at Midnight, Mariner Books); and “Famous Kisses" by Joan Logghe (from The Singing Bowl, University of New Mexico Press)

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