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The Occasion is a themed poetry show airing monthly on fourth Mondays from 10pm-11pm. Hosted by Jennifer Perrine, The Occasion features interviews with poets, who offer a selection of their “greatest hits,” read poems written specifically for the show’s theme, and recommend some of their favorite poems by other authors.  Every episode offers something old, something new, something borrowed, and something true.

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"Light," Keetje Kuipers

Airs at: Mon, 12/28/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for December is "Light," and the featured guest is Keetje Kuipers. Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poetry, all from BOA Editions: All Its Charms (2019), The Keys to the Jail (2014), and Beautiful in the Mouth (2010). Her work has appeared widely, i... Read more

"Choice," Danielle Cadena Deulen

Airs at: Mon, 11/23/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for November is "Choice," and the featured guest is Danielle Cadena Deulen.  Danielle Cadena Deulen is an assistant professor at Georgia State University and hosts "Lit from the Basement" a podcast and radio show (at KMUZ 100.7 FM). She is the author of a memoir, ... Read more

"Magic," Ingrid Wendt

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for October is "Magic," and the featured guest is Ingrid Wendt. Eugene (OR) poet Ingrid Wendt has authored five books of poems and co-edited the Oregon poetry anthology From Here We Speak and In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts.  A visiting poet in hundred... Read more

"Labor," Megan Alpert

Airs at: Mon, 09/28/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for September is "Labor," and the featured guest is Megan Alpert. Megan Alpert grew up in the suburbs of New York City and has since lived in St. Paul, Seattle, Boston, Washington, DC, and Quito, Ecuador. She is the recipient of an Orlando Poetry Prize from A Room... Read more

"Reunion," Emily Kendal Frey

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for August is "Reunion," and the featured guest is Emily Kendal Frey. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations, including THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE and SORROW ARROW (which won the Oregon Book Award). She is a practicing psychotherapist and li... Read more

"Anthem," Shin Yu Pai

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for July is "Anthem," and the featured guest is Shin Yu Pai. Shin Yu Pai is the author of several books including Ensō (Entre Rios Books, 2020), Aux Arcs (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings (1913 Press, 2007), and Equivalence (La Alameda, ... Read more

"Pride," Nastashia Minto

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for June is "Pride," and the featured guest is Nastashia Minto. Nastashia is the author of Naked: The Rhythm and Groove of It. The Depth and Length to It. An African American woman born in South Georgia and raised there by her grandparents, she grew up in poverty ... Read more

"Mother," Traci Brimhall

Airs at: Mon, 05/25/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for May is "Mother," and this month's show features Traci Brimhall. Traci is the author of four collections of poetry: Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon Press), Saudade (Copper Canyon Press), Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), and Rookery (S... Read more

"Fools," Kate Gray

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for April is "Fools," and this month's show features Kate Gray, who is the author of For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems and Another Sunset We Survive, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed her chapbooks, Bone-Knowing, winner of the Gertrude... Read more

"Luck," Kelly Terwilliger

Airs at: Sat, 03/28/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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The theme for March is "Luck," and features guest Kelly Terwilliger, a poet and storyteller from Eugene, Oregon. She is the author of a collection of poems, Riddle, Fish Hook, Thorn, Key, a chapbook, A Glimpse of Oranges, and two published picture books. She has an uneasy r... Read more