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 No Potatoes Episode”

Oct 6, 2013


Audio Saucepan: “The No Potatoes Episode” includes the poems “Clown in the Moon” by Dylan Thomas (read by Carole Shelley, from In My Craft or Sullen Art, GPR Records); “For Anna Mae Pictou Aquash…” by Joy Harjo (with Poetic Justice, off the album Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century, Silver Wave Records); and “Prayer After Eating” by Wendell Berry (read by the author, from In Song and Shade: Celebrating Wendell Berry in Music, Yalecrest)

Audio Saucepan: “The Walk and Stop Episode”

Sep 29, 2013

9/29/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Walk and Stop Episode” includes the poems “Grackles” by Patricia Fargnoli (from Then, Something, Tupelo Press); “First Love” by Jeff Newport (from The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry, Plum White Press); “The Shadow” by Mahmoud Darwish (trans. Fady Joudah, from The Butterfly’s Burden, Copper Canyon Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Phil Episode”

Sep 22, 2013

9/22/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Phil Episode” includes three poems by Philip Levine: “What Work Is” from What Work Is (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009); “An Ordinary Morning” from Sweet Will (Prairie Lights Books, 2013; first published by Atheneum in 1985); and “Heaven” from Not This Pig (Wesleyan University Press, 1963).

9/8/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Rat-Gnawed Gloom Episode” includes the poems “World, 1981” by TJ Jarrett (from Ain’t No Grave, New Issues); “Ode to Gloom” by Pablo Neruda (translated by William Pitt Root, from Sublime Blue, Wings Press); and “The Angel Handed Me a Book” by Paul Valéry (translated by Carolyn Forché, from The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Ecco)

Audio Saucepan: “The Departing Episode”

Sep 1, 2013

9/1/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Departing Episode” includes the poems “A Drink of Water” by Seamus Heaney (from Field Work, Farrar, Straus and Giroux; “[Among the blossoms …] by Nathaniel Tarn (from The Beautiful Contradictions, New Directions Books); and “The Way the Cards Fall” by Yusef Komunyakaa (from Neon Vernacular, Wesleyan University Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Boats and Trains Episode”

Aug 25, 2013

8/25/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Boats and Trains Episode” includes the poems “Phattafacia Stupenda” by Adam Fitzgerald (from The Late Parade, W.W. Norton); “In Passing” by Bob Holman (from Sing This One Back to Me, Coffee House Press); and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” by Jeffrey Skinner (from Glaciology, Southern Illinois University Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Boyhood Episode”

Aug 18, 2013

8/18/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Boyhood Episode” includes the poems “Yolk” by Adrie Kusserow (from Refuge, BOA Editions, Ltd.); “The Poet at Seven” by Donald Justice (from Collected Poems, Alfred A. Knopf); and “In My Lifetime” by Mai Mang (from New Cathay: Contemporary Chinese Poetry, Tupelo Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Episode About Things”

Aug 11, 2013

Audio Saucepan: “The Episode About Things” includes the poems “Praise Nothing” by Joshua Robbins (from Praise Nothing, The University of Arkansas Press); “Heroine as She Turns to Face Me” by Mary Szybist (from Incarnadine, Graywolf Press); and “Facts About Things”   W.N. Herbert (from Omnesia, Bloodaxe Books)

7/21/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Possible Rental Car Episode” includes a Quechua poem (from Technicians of the Sacred, University of California Press); the poem “Dragging the Lake, VIII” by Robert Thomas (from Dragging the Lake, Carnegie Mellon University Press); “Sunday, Sunday” by Jaswinder Bolina (from Phantom Camera, New Issues Poetry & Prose) 

Audio Saucepan: “The Bacon Episode”

Jul 14, 2013

7/14/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Bacon Episode” includes the poems “Sunday Afternoon” by Stephen Burt (from Belmont; Graywolf Press); Four haiku from Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Copper Canyon Press); and “The Pig” by Roald Dahl (read by Tom Conti (from Fairy Tales: Poems and Music for Children, Orchid Classics)

Audio Saucepan: “The Bluer Sky Episode”

Jul 7, 2013

7/7/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Bluer Sky Episode” includes the poems “Street Music, Astor Place” by Grace Schulman (from Without a Claim, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); “The Vacation” by Wendell Berry (from New Collected Poems, Counterpoint Press); and an excerpt from A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures by Mark Doty (Prestel)

Audio Saucepan: “The Manly Episode”

Jun 16, 2013

6/16/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Manly Episode” includes the poems “Classified” by Elizabeth Willis (from Address, Wesleyan University Press); “Prize Fighter” by Adrian Matejka (from The Big Smoke, Penguin Poets); and “If” by Rudyard Kipling (read by Michael Caine, from Classic Poems for Boys, Naxos AudioBooks)

6/9/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Night the Earth Turned Orange Episode” includes the poems “Juliett” by Jen Benka (from Pinko, Hanging Loose Press); “In the Wind” by Lee Sharkey (from Calendars of Fire, Tupelo Press); and “The Bridge” by C. Dale Young (from Torn, Four Way Books)

Audio Saucepan: “The Episode in the Meadow”

Jun 2, 2013

6/2/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode in the Meadow” includes the poems “Spring” by Virgil with translation by David Ferry (from Bewilderment, University of Chicago Press); “Atlas Peak” by Brian Teare (from Companion Grasses, Omnidawn), and “Exercise” by W.S. Merwin (from Migration, Copper Canyon Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Knowing Episode”

May 12, 2013

5/12/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Knowing Episode” includes an excerpt of an interview with Charles Mingus about drummer Dannie Richmond (from Mingus Speaks, University of California Press); and the poems “On the Sublime” by Lisa Jarnot (from Joie de Vivre, City Lights Books) and “A Few Things” by Daniel Simpson (from Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, Cinco Puntos Press)

Audio Saucepan: “The Hardy Perennial Episode”

May 5, 2013

5/5/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Hardy Perennial Episode” includes the poems “Wait” by Galway Kinnell (from Breaking the Jaws of Silence, University of Arkansas Press); “Happiness” by Paisley Rekdal (from Animal Eye, University of Pittsburgh Press); and “Weeds” by Jacek Gutorow (from The Folding Star and Other Poems, BOA Editions, Ltd.)

4/28/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode that Will Swear to Anything” includes the poems “The Aerodynamics” by Rick Bursky (from Death Obscura, Sarabande Books); an excerpt from “The Small Birds of Sound” by Jake Adam York (from A Murmuration of Starlings, Southern Illinois University Press); and “The House” by Philip Levine (from Sweet Will, University of Iowa Press).

Audio Saucepan: “The Gulp and Love Episode”

Apr 14, 2013

4/14/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Gulp and Love Episode” includes the poems “Splinters” by Rosalind Brackenbury (from The Joy of the Nearly Old, Hanging Loose Press); “Untitled (Times there were…)” by Susan Wheeler (from Meme, University of Iowa Press); and “Marblehead” by Rebecca Lindenberg (from Love, An Index, McSweeney’s Press).

4/7/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode with Symmetrical Gestures” includes the poems “Gendered Offerings” by Stacey Waite (from Butch Geography, Tupelo Press); “White Chair, Moonlight, Three A.M.” by Frank X. Gaspar (from Late Rapturous, Autumn House Press); “The Himalayas” by B.H. Fairchild (from The Art of the Lathe, Alice James Books)

Audio Saucepan: “The Episode of Missing”

Mar 31, 2013

Audio Saucepan: “The Episode of Missing” includes the poems “We Married in a Taxi” by Shane McCrae from Mule, Cleveland State University Poetry Center), “Poet Emeritus” by Tadeusz Rozewicz (from Sobbing Superpower, W.W. Norton), and “Prayer at Winter Solstice” by Dana Gioia (from Pity the Beautiful, Graywolf Press)