Grace Cavalieri Set to Appear on the Kojo Nnamdi Show Jan 23rd
Recently Governor Larry Hogan announced that Grace Cavlieri, poet, playwright, and long time host of NPR’s The Poet and The Poem, would become Maryland’s next Poet Laureate, succeeding the great Stanley Plumly. Now after being inaugurated, one of her first stops is The Kojo Nnamdi show. Kojo Nnamdi has been hosting his show on WAMU for 20 years, so he and Grace are kindred spirits in that regard–Grace has hosted The Poet and The Poem for over 40 years.
All in all the intrigue is laid: a long-time radio host and poetry lover interviewing another long-time host and poetry lover. This will be Grace’s first interview since starting her tenure as Poet Laureate and, being that all Poets Laureate have their own philosophy, expect to hear Grace’s thoughts on the position and its duties. And, to hear insights into the inside world of the arts in DC and MD you could glean nowhere else.
We are incredibly excited to hear Grace go back and forth with Kojo. Don’t miss these two stalwarts of the art and culture industry finally meet. January 23rd, 12pm, 88.5 WAMU.
Grace Cavalieri is the author of 23 books and chapbooks of poetry and 26 produced plays. A co-founder of WPFW-FM, a groundbreaking public radio station. Grace began her legendary interview show, “The Poet and the Poem,” at that station 40 years ago. Cavalieri’s many awards include The George Garrett Award for Service to Literature from the national Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP); a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Independent Review of Books; two Allen Ginsburg awards for poetry; the Paterson Poetry Prize; the inaugural Folger Shakespeare Library’s Columbia Book Award for Service to Literature; and a Silver Medal from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Her papers are housed in the Gelman Library at George Washington University.