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 Getting Older Episode”

Mar 8, 2015

3/8/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Getting Older Episode” includes the poems “Dear Empire,  [these are your parks]” by Oliver de la Paz (from Post Subject: A Fable, The University of Akron Press); “Weeds” by Wesley McNair (from The Words I Chose, Carnegie Mellon University Press); and “The Dusk of Horses” by James Dickey (from The Selected Poems, Wesleyan University Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Reminiscent Episode”

Feb 22, 2015

2/22/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Reminiscent Episode” includes the poems “Driving Our New Car” by Bianca Stone (from Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, Tin House Books); “Late at Night” by Eugenio Montale (from The Collected Poems of Eugenio Montale, W.W. Norton & Co.); and “The Evening Turned its Back Upon Her Voice” by Philip Levine (from The Mercy, Alfred A. Knopf)

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2/15/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Standing Up for Principles Episode” includes the poems “Prayer for Fervent Purpose” by Aaron Anstett (from Insofar as Heretofore, The Backwaters Press); “Rehearsal for an Elegy” by Eric Pankey (from Crow-Work, Milkweed Editions); and an except from “IV” (from Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Flat-Soled Episode”

Feb 8, 2015

2/8/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Flat-Soled Episode” includes the poems “Poem” by Manuel Paul Lopez (from The Yearning Feed, University of Notre Dame Press); “Seams” by Hazel Hall (from Modernist Women Poets, Counterpoint Press); and “The Dance” by Steve Scafidi (from To the Bramble and the Briar, University of Arkansas Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Wet and Heavy Episode”

Feb 1, 2015

2/1/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Wet and Heavy Episode” includes the poems “February is a Hardworking Woman” by Lesle Lewis (from Lie Down Too, Alice James Books); “Wish" by Hoa Nguyen (from Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, Wave Books); and “Promnesia” by Rafael Campo (from Alternative Medicine, Duke University Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Double Bison Episode”

Jan 25, 2015

1/25/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Double Bison Episode” includes the poems “Now and Then” by James Laughlin (from The Collected Poems of James Laughlin, New Directions Publishing), “Buffalo Bones” by Michael Walsh (from The Dirt Riddles, University of Arkansas Press); and “Outside North Platte, Nebraska, Sick for Home” by Ted Lardner (from We Practice for It, Tupelo Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Concentrated Episode”

Jan 18, 2015

1/18/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Concentrated Episode” includes the poems “Glyph” by Ann Lauterbach (from Under the Skin, Penguin); “Marriage: Hunger” by Celeste Guzman Mendoza (from Beneath the Halo, Wings Press); and “Classic Blunder” by Mark Halliday (from Thresherphobe, University of Chicago Press)

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1/11/15 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode with More Freckles” includes the poems “You Can Tell” by Jan Heller Levi (from Orphan, Alice James Books); “Other Increments” by Joseph Massey (from To Keep Time, Omnidawn); and “Banana Boat” by Martha Rhodes (from The Beds, Autumn House Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Frostbitten Episode”

Jan 4, 2015

1/4/2015—Audio Saucepan: “The Frostbitten Episode” includes the poems “In Order to” by Kenneth Patchen (from A Centennial Selection, Kelly’s Cove Press); “Room” by Laura Kasischke (from The Infinitesimals, Copper Canyon Press); and “Fable” by Randall Potts (from Trickster, University of Iowa Press)

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12/28/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Dangling Stockings Episode” includes the poems “Winter in an Old House” by Nick DePascal (from Before You Become Improbable, West End Press); “Identity Crisis” by Priscila Uppal (from Another English, ed. Catherine Barnett and Tiphanie Yanique); and a section from “Metropolitan Suite” by Ryan Teitman (from Litany for the City, BOA Editions, Ltd.)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Viewfinder Episode”

Dec 21, 2014

12/21/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Viewfinder Episode” includes the poems “At Jun’s House in Kiangan” by Renato Rosaldo (from the Day of Shelly’s Death, Duke University Press); and “One for Sorrow” by Tanya Olson (from Boyishly, Yes Yes Books); and quotes from Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald (Prestel)

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Audio Saucepan: “The First Turn Episode”

Dec 7, 2014

12/7/14— Audio Saucepan: “The First Turn Episode” includes the poems “Balcony” by Zeina Hashem Beck (from To Live in Autumn, The Backwaters Press); “No. 628. To Destroy Bed Bugs.” by B.C. Edwards (from From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes, Black Lawrence Press); and “The First Turn Might Be the Right One Home” by Maria Hummel (from House and Fire, The American Poetry Review)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Episode of the Forks”

Nov 23, 2014

11/23/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode of the Forks” includes the poems “Milkmaid” by Ellen Bryant Voigt (from Headwaters, W.W. Norton) and “Thanksgiving” by TJ Jarrett (from Ain’t No Grave, New Issues Press); and two haiku by Gerald Vizenor (from Favor of Crows, Wesleyan University Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Cold Moving Episode”

Nov 16, 2014

11/16/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Cold Moving Episode” includes the poems “Metaphor” by Claudia Emerson (from Late Wife, Louisiana State University Press); “We are a Natural Wonder” by Alex Dimitrov (from Begging For It, Four Way Books); and “Tears” by Dunya Mikhail (from The Iraqi Nights, New Directions)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Episode that Floats”

Nov 9, 2014

11/9/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode that Floats” includes the poems “Always” by Mark Strand (from Collected Poems, Knopf); “My Father’s Body” by David Wagoner (from After the Point of No Return, Copper Canyon Press); and “When the Water is at Our Ankles” by Matthea Harvey (from If the Tabloids are True, What Are You?, Graywolf Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The See-through Episode”

Oct 19, 2014

10/19/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The See-through Episode” includes the poems “Hikmet: Cankiri Prison, 1938” by Joshua Weiner (from Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, University of Chicago Press); “Choice” by Ruth Padel from On Migration, Counterpoint Press); and “Driving with Marli” by David Mason (from Sea Salt, Red Hen Press)

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10/12/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode That Has Been Accounted For” includes the poems “Silence” by Jenny Husk (from Vocalises, UpSet Press); “The Violin Thief” by Lee Ann Roripaugh (from Dandarians, Milkweed Editions); and “Time Enough” by Dennis O’Driscoll (from Dear Life, Copper Canyon Press)

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Audio Saucepan: “The Low Slung Episode”

Sep 21, 2014

9/21/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Low Slung Episode” includes the poems “[Day on Day falls]” by Joan Houlihan (from Ay, Tupelo Press); “Suite Billy Strayhorn” (excerpt) by Gabrielle Calvocoressi (from The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Persea Books); “Terra Nullius” by Erika Meitner (from Copia, BOA Editions, Ltd.)

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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)

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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)

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