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September 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, September 14, 2014 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Join our monthly open reading by calling in to read a poem or just listening to poets from all over the world! No content or style restrictions. Tell us what’s going on in your poetry world: Your latest book, an upcoming reading or a call for submissions. Join in!

2014 Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday, October 19, 2014 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)

We’ll announce the winners of our 2014 Poetry Contest here first! Tune in to here who scored in the top 10 positions, as well as who the top three winners are. Anyone listening who is in the top 10 positions is invited to call in to read their poem if they here their name! Click here for all the details on how to enter the contest and the complete prize list.

Archived Shows: (Click here to listen to these archived shows, or on the show title, or use the player on the right just below.)

August 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, August 10, 2014 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Nothing but quality poetry in our August 2014 PSH Live Open Reading, including work read by poets from Glenridge, NJ, Birmingham, AL, Waterton, MA and Topanga Canyon and Northridge, California. In addition I played the bonus track version of my new spoken word track "The Eating of the Jews". (The original of which is being released as part of the Jewels of Elul Vol. 4 Music Sampler Collection.) Check out the show in the archive!)

Conversation with 2014 PSH Poetry Contest Judges
Sunday, July 27, 2014
A great conversation with two of the 2014 Poetry Super Highway Poetry contest judges Douglas Richardson and Hannah Dow! Listen in to hear what they had to say about poetry and the process they’re using when reading your poems…then enter the contest here!

June 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, June 22, 2014
It was truly the international edition of Poetry Super Highway Live this month with callers early in from Australia and Singapore In addition to folks representing the good old U.S.A. from Herreman, TN, Sun City and Los Angeles, CA, Merrick, NY and Glenridge, New Jersey. We also played a spoken word track from Dee Sunshine from the wilds of Europe.

May 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Great poetry show this month with callers from Ballarat, Australia, Westerville, Ohio, Topanga, California, Los Angeles, California, Birmingham Alabama and a spoken word track from Dee Sunshine from Glasgow Scotland. Check it out in the archives!

April 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, April 27, 2014
A fine show this month featuring poets reading their poetry from Hollywood (or "Hollywood Babylon"), California, New Britain, Connecticut, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Birmingham, Alabama and Westerville, Ohio. (A fine poem from a forthcoming "Letters From the Amish" collection.) Check it out in the archive!

April (but really late March) 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Great show this month which opened with legendary L.A. poet and Carma Bum S.A. Griffin who read a poem and told us all about his Poetry Bomb project. We also had poetry from Lake Forest, CA, Birmingham, Alabamaa, Westerville, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. We closed with a spoken word track from beloved and missed poet Wanda Coleman. Check out the whole show in the archive!

March 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, March 2, 2014
This month we welcomed callers reading poetry from New York City and Merrick, Long Island, New York, a second call from Australia, Westerville, Ohio and Birmingham, Alabama…it turned into our "Oscars" edition for some crazy reason. Check it out in the archive.

February 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, February 2, 2014
This month’s show began with a brief tribute to Philip Seymour Halfman (PSH!!) and featured our first ever caller from Australia! We also had poets read work from Washington, DC, New York City, NY, Birmingham, AL, Plainsfield, NJ and Westerville, OH. Click on the show title to hear it in the archive!

January 2014 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, January 12, 2014 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
A fiercely good show brimming with poetry including poets from New York City, Houston, Texas, Binghamton, NY, Northridge, Oakland and Los Angeles, California and Richmond Indiana. Check out the full episode in the archive!

December 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Check out the special spoken word mp3 edition of Poetry Super Highway Live where we played a number of spoken word tracks from poets all over the world, including a new one from Maroula Blades from Berlin, Germany. We also had live callers reading poems from Downtown, Los Angeles, Richmond, Indiana and Birmingham Alabama. Check out the full show in our archive.

November 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, November 24, 2013 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
We began this month’s show with a special tribute to recently departed L.A. poet Wanda Coleman (as well as playing a recording of one of her poems at the half hour mark.) Also, big thanks to our callers from New Brunswick, Candada, Lyndbrook, New York, Birmingham, Alabama, and Racho Santa Margarita and Los Angeles, California. Listen to the complete show in the archive!

2013 Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday, October 20, 2013
We announced the winners of the 2013 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest here in this special PSH Live broadcast! Several of the poets who scored in the top 10 positions were on hand to read their poems (including second place winner Aaron Gardner!) And we were lucky enough to hear from 2 of our contest judges as well about their experiences judging this year’s contest. Check out the contest details here.

October 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, October 13, 2013
California was in force during this month’s show as we welcomed poets reading poems from, Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Luis Obispo and the South Bay all in California, along with a few poets from Flagstaff, Arizona, Newark, New Jersey and Birmingham Alabama.

Ekphrastia Gone Wild Virtual Publication Party
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Listen to the online publication reading for Ekphrastia Gone Wild emceed by Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert and including readings by poets from all over the world reading their poems from the recently releases collection Ekphrastia Gone Wild – Poems Inspired by Art (Ain’t Got No press, August 2013) featuring work from Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska as well as Brendan Constantine, Suzanne Lummis, Laurel Ann Bogen, Gerald Locklin and many more. Check out Ekphrastia Gone Wild here: http://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/egw

August 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Great set of poets reading poetry on this month’s show including callers from Los Angeles, California, Columbus, Ohio, Ottawa, Canada, Sonoma, California, Chatsworth, California and Birmingham, Alabama. Check out the solid poems and readers in the archive.

Conversation with 2013 Poetry Contest Judges
Sunday, July 28, 2013
What a great conversation with the three PSH Poetry Contest Judges, Maggie Westland, Lisette Alonso and William Doreski. This is essential listening if you’re considering entering the contest as all three judges gave great insights into what they’re looking for when they are reading the contest entries (AKA your poems)! Enjoy!

July 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, July 14, 2013
This month we saw the beginnings of a Canadian invasion with poets calling in and reading from Ottowa and Ontario, Canada as well as Colombus, OH, Lake Forest, California, Los Angeles, California, Birmingham, Alabama and Westerville, Ohio. Plus learn about the newly invited poem form, the lang-ku.

June 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Thanks to our callers from Topnga Canyon, CA Westerville, OH, North East, TN, Huntington Beach, CA Ames Lake, WA, Birmingham, AL and Northidge, CA for sharing poetery this month! (Also there was a mention of Alpacas.) Check it out in the archive.

May 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Another packed show with callers from Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Sonoma, California, Miami, Florida, Limestone, Tennesee, The San Fernando Valley, CA, Shortsville, NY, Nova Scotia, Canada, West Seattle, Washington, Rochester, NY and Philadelphia, PA. Lots of great work but especially look for Stephanie Jones piece written for her hopeful love she met in a Subway Restaurant. Are you out there? She needs you.

Nothing in New England Is New: Palacio Interviews Lupert
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Listen to an archived conversation with veteran Orange County poet and poetry producer Jaimes Palacio (KPFK, Penguins Hooked on Macaronics, The Gypsy Den) as he spoke with Rick Lupert about his new collection "Nothing in New England Is New" – poems written in New England, America. Reading, interview, conversation, travel tips poetry! Check out more poems from the book and get your own copy here: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/rick/about/nothing-in-new-england-is-new/

April 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This month’s show featured the "epic haiku conversation" as well as callers from Sonoma County, California, Birmingham, Alabama and Brooklyn, New York! Check it out in the archive!

March 2013 PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A packed show this month with callers from Northridge, Los Angeles, Topanga Canyon, Holllywood and Santa Ana, California, along with Buffalo, NY, Austin, TX, Cincinnati, OH, New York City, NY and JAMAICA!!! Check it out in the archive!

February 2013 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Great conversation this month about poetry craft and the fine line between spoken word and "paper poetry" as well as poetry, of course from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Altadena, Sonoma and Los Angeles, California and Birmingha, Alabama.

January 2013 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Great show with poets calling in from all over North America including Egg Harbor, NJ, Birmingham, AL, Los Angeles, Sonoma and Northridge, CA, Rockville, MD and an Alpaca Farm somewhere in Washington State!

December 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Great show this month with callers from Cincinnati, OH, Athens, Alabama, Taunton, MA and Sherman Oaks, CA along with conversation about starting poetry readings and a reading of a poem by Wislawa Szymborska by host Rick Lupert. Check it out in the archive!

November 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, November 11, 2012
This month, in additon to the excitement of my sound cutting in and out, we had poets call in with poems from Northridge, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, Northern California, Fall City, Washington, Los Angeles, CA, Raleigh, North Carolina, Athens, Alabama and Sonoma California.

2012 PSH Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday, October 14, 2012
We announced the winners of the 2012 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest here first! We also listed the names of the top 10 scoring poets and we’re delighted that several of them were tuned in and able to call in and share their poems. Check out the contest details here.

September 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Our September 2012 show featured callers from Dallas, TX, Fall City, WA, Raleigh, NC, Sedona, AZ, Santa Clarita, CA and Cincinnati, OH plus a rebroadcast of a recent Indiefeed: Performance Poetry podcast featuring an interview with Rick Lupert and reading of his poem "Postcard to Myself, Syracuse, New York, 1979

August 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our August 2012 show featured callers from Philadelphia, PA, Sonoma, CA, Ashland Virginia, Laguna Niguel, CA, Binghamton, NY and the great Pacific Northwest plus a spoken word track from Maggie Westland. (And more information than you could ever need about the Binghimaton, NY Poetry scene!)

Conversation with 2012 Poetry Contest Judges
Sunday, July 22, 2012 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Listen in to our conversation with the 2012 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. They shared valuable insights and read some of their own work as well as work that they enjoy. Check out the contest details here.

June 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A packed show this month which featured poets from Newark, NJ, Kelowna, BC, Canada, Pasadena, CA, Sonoma, CA, Rochester, NY, Northridge, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA and Birmingham, AL, all reading a poem and answering the prompt from Fern G.Z. Carr about a formative, inspirational poetry experience. We also heard another spoken word track from Jerry Garcia.

May 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, May 6, 2012 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our May 2012 show featured callers from Raleigh, NC, Newark, NJ, New York City, NY, Sacramento, CA and Birmhingham, AL…along with a spoken word track from Jerry Garcia in Los Angeles and great conversation with many callers about print versus electronic publication.

April 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our April 2012, reading featured poets from Westerville, OH, Raleigh, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Birmingham, AL, Cincinnati, OH and Houston, TX, along with a spoken word track from Jerry Garcia and some interesting conversation about how to go about getting published.

Through-lines with Brendan Constantine and Rick Lupert
Sunday, March 18, 201
Listen to Brendan Constantine and Rick Lupert read from their new books "Calamity Joe" (Red Hen Press, March 2012) and "Death of a Mauve Bat" (Ain’t Got No Press, January 2012) and discuss the concepts of the Novel in Verse, Independent publishing and shining light on the spectacle hidden in the mundane.

March 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Our March, 2012 show featured callers from Sonoma, CA, Newark, NJ, Cincinnati, OH, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Athens, AL and right here in the San Fernando Valley. Great poetry and conversation along with a couple of first time callers and a spoken word track from Rick Lupert’s Stolen Mummies!

February 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, February 5, 2012

Congrats to Taylor from New Orleans who called in to this week’s show with the correct answer to the question asking where the title of my new book "Death of a Mauve Bat" came from! Thanks also to all our callers from, Seattle, WA, Hollywood, CA, Sonoma, CA, Westerville, OH, Birmingham, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR and Mericine, Alberta, CA. Great show this month!

January 2012 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, January 8, 2012
This month’s show featured callers from Woodland Hills, California, Jerusalem Israel (our first open reader caller form the middle east!), Newark, New Jersey, North Hollywood, CA, Harlam, New York City, Ny and Birmhingham, AL and a spoken word track from your host Rick Lupert. Check it out!

December 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, December 11, 2011)
The December 2011 show was packed with poets from Disputante, VA, Newark, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, Desert Hot Springs, CA Allentown, PA, Sonoma, CA, Woodland Hills, CA Cornell, CA, Birmingham, AL and Portland, OR. Check out the archived edition to hear great poetry, conversation, and information about local poetry communities all over the U.S.A!

November 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, November 13, 2011)
Our November 2011 featured callers from Newark, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Nova Scotia, Canada, Columbus, OH, Ontario, Canada and one more caller from Southern California. :) Great poetry and conversation including a look at "Fanmail" a book of poems for Marvel Comics characters. Check it out!

2011 Poetry Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday, October 16, 2011
We announced the winners of the 2011 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest here firs! A few of our top ten scoring poets were on hand to read their poems and the show began with comments from our contest judges. Read the poems online at http://PoetrySuperHighway.com/PoetLinks.html and listen to this archived broadcast to hear the announcement and some of the top scoring poems read live including our first place winner Amber Decker!

September 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This month’s show featured callers from Picture Rock, AZ, Newark, NJ (of course), Ashland, VA, Sonoma, CA nad San Pedro, CA. Also a spoken word track from recently departed poet Scott Wannberg and a couple of interesting conversations about whether or not poets should be paid.

August 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Super packed show of poetry from all over the U.S.A. including poets from Newark, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Picture Rock, AZ, Washington, DC, West Hollywood, CA Cincinnati, OH, Berkeley, CA, Cushing, OK and Central Florida. Listen anytime in the archive!

Conversation with 2011 Poetry Contest Judges

Sunday July 24, 2011

Listen in to our conversation with the 2011 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. They shared valuable insights and read some of their own work as well as work that they enjoy. Check out the contest details here.

June 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday June 12, 2011

Especially wonderful show which featured callers from San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA, Evanston, IL, Harpersville and New York, NY, Columbus, OH and Birmingham, AL…also a throat-singing demonstration from Sid Yiddish (!) and the debut of a new spoken word track from Rick Lupert.

May 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday May 15, 2011
This month’s show featured a spoken word track from Joey Alkes of D.J. Monkey, along with open readers from Los Angeles, Laguna Hills, Temecula, Northridge and Oakland, California, Raleigh, North Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, New York City, New York and, of course, Newark, New Jersey. A couple of poets who had poems in the Poetry Super Highway’s recent Holocaust Remembrance Day issue also called in to read their work.

April 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday April 10, 2011
Our April, 2011 open reading featured callers from Lake Wells, FL, Sonoma, CA, Temecula, CA, Birmingham, AL, Northern, AZ, Newark, NJ, Studio City, CA and Rochester NY…also debuted "The Mega F." spoken word track featuring Brendan Constantine and Elizabeth Iannaci.

March 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday March 6, 2011
Our March, 2011 open reading featured the debut of my spoken word track "An Israeli Breakfast" along with readers who called in from San Clemente, CA, Newark, NJ, Rochester, NY, Tucson, AZ, Desert Hot Springs, CA and Phoenix, AZ.

February 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday February 6, 2011
Our February 2011 Open Reading featured callers from Newark, NJ, Rochester, NY, Sonoma, CA, Birmingham, AL, Milwaukee, WI, and Los Angeles. Check out Los Angeles poet Sheb’s reading at the end of the show!

January 2011 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday January 9, 2011
Our January 2011 open reading featured the Birmingham trifecta – callers from Birmingham, UK, Birmingham, AL and Birmingham High School (alum)…also Southern California, Dallas, TX, Newark, NJ, Lake Wells, FL and Ventura, CA.

December 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday December 12, 2010
Our December 2010 open reading featured fewer callers but good conversations with poets from Birmingam, Alabama, Newark, New Jersey and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There was also a long awkward stretch of time after the halfway mark where I talked out of my ass for a while waiting for people to call in. It was quite entertaining.

November 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday November 14, 2010
Our November 2010 open reading featured callers from Syracuse, NY, Newark, NJ, Columbus, OH, Lake Wells, FL, Calabasas, CA, Studio City, CA, Birmingham, AL, Long Beach, CA and Seattle, WA…including 2 of the winners of the 2010 Poetry Super Highway Contest. Check it out in the archive!

2010 Poetry Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday October 17, 2010
We announcec the winners of the 2010 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest in this live broadcast! It was a suspense-filled show which included a discussion of the Bahn Mi sandwich as well as words from our contest judges and 2 of the poets who scored in the top 10 positions called in live to read their poems.

September 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday September 26th, 2010
Our September, 2010 Open reading consisted of callers from West Hollywood, Sonoma, Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, California, as well as Lake Wells Florida and Rockaway and Newark New Jersey. We had a great conversation with Gwen Beyer about the difference (or sameness of music and poetry) and even heard one of Rick Lupert’s spoken word tracks at the end of the show. Check it out.

August 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday August 22nd, 2010
Listen to the eclectic mix of poets from our August open reading which featured callers from Newark, NJ, Milwaukee, WI, Woodland Hills, Laguna Hills, Desert Hot Springs and the rest of Southern Califonira, as well as Elkins Park, PA, Huntersville, NIC and the St. Louis Area of Illinois.

Chat with 2010 Poetry Contest Judges
Sunday July 18th, 2010
Listen in to our conversation with the 2010 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. Rick Lupert was on hand filling in the details regarding how the contest is run, the rules, the entry guidelines etc. If you’re considering entering the contest, this is a great opportunity for you to learn directly from the contest judges valuable insights to help you do well in the contest!

June 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday June 13th, 2010
Great show this month featured callers from Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sonoma, CA, Lake Wells, FL, Newark, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, Columbos, OH and Valley Center, OH. Lots of information about Russian dogs in space as well.

May 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday May 16th, 2010
Our May 2010 show featured callers from Lake Wells, FL, Newark, NJ, Columbus, OH, British Columbia, Canada, Desert Hot Springs, CA, South East, Idaho and Central Florida.

April 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday April 11th, 2010
The April 2010 PSH Live Open Reading featured poets from Canada, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ (of course), Desert Hot Springs, CA, Long Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA, along with a spoken word track from Columbus, OH in absentia. Click the link above to listen!

March 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday March 7th, 2010
The March 2010 PSH Live Open Reading begin with an impromptu poem from Dracula from beyond this mortal world, as well as callers from Laguna Hills, CA, Lake Wells, FL, Valley Center, CA, Columbus, OH, Newark, NJ, and Elkins Park, PA. We won’t blame you if you tune out after the impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger from one of our callers. (listen)

February 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday February 7th, 2010
The February 2010 PSH Live Open Reading featured poets from Newark, NJ, Desert Hot Springs, CA Colombus, OH, Lake Wells, FL, Santa Barbara, CA, Valley Center, CA, Birmingham, AL, North Hollywood, CA and Sonoma, CA. (listen)

January 2010 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday January 10th, 2010
Our January 2010 Show featured poets from Newark, NJ, Eska, MN and Portland Oregon, plus a lot of crazy talk about the weather. (listen)

December 2009 Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday December 6th, 2009
Our December 2009 Show featured poets from Orange County, CA, Newark, NJ, Sioux St. Marie, Canada, Columbus, OH, Columbia, SC, New South Wales, Australia, Santa Monica, CA, Birmingham, AL and Saskatchewan, Canada. (listen)

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday November 1, 2009
The November 2009 open reading featured Jim Knowles from Andover, MA reading his poem that won the 2009 Poetry Super Highway Poetry contest and a non-stop lineup of callers from Colombus, OH, Newark, NJ, Laguna Hills, CA, Orlando, FL, Birmingham, AL, Daytona Beach, FL, Santa Monica, CA and Woodland Hills, CA.

2009 Poetry Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday October 4th, 2009
We announced the winners of the 2009 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest in this live broadcast first! A few of our top ten scoring poets were on hand to read their poems and the show began with comments from all three contest judges. Read the poems online at http://PoetrySuperHighway.com/PoetLinks.html and listen to this archived broadcast to hear the announcement and some of the top scoring poems read live.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday September 6, 2009
Ignore the couple of minutes of silence at the beginning of the show while I Was realizing my microphone wasn’t properly plugged in and enjoy the poetry from Columbus, OH, Newark, NJ, Lake Wells, FL, Valley Center, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Sonoma, CA and a new caller from Philadelphia, PA.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday August 9, 2009
Our August 2009 open reading featured poets from Newark, NJ, Columbus, OH, Valley Center, CA, Maywood, CA, Orange County, CA West Hollywood, CA and Birmingham, Alabama.

Chat with 2009 Poetry Contest Judges
Sunday July 12, 2009
Listen in to a conversation with the 2009 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. Rick Lupert was also on hand to answer any questions regarding how the contest is run, the rules, the entry guidelines etc.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday June 14, 2009
Our June 2009 open reading featured poets from Colombus, OH, Poland,OH, Seattle, WA, Newark, NJ, Valley Center, CA, Trayfee, CA, West Hollywood, CA and Ardmore, PA and a fascinating section of silence when I briefly disconnected myself from the broadcast. Otherwise a very packed show with lots of good poetry.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday May 17, 2009
Our May 2009 open reading featured poets from Hudson Valley, NY and Lake Wells Florida, including a lengthy conversation with Michael Bernard from Montgomery, NY about self publishing, art and almost everything related to poetry under the sun.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday April 19, 2009
Our April 2009 open reading featured many poets reading from our annual Yom Hashoah issue (available online here) as well as others. A packed one hour of poetry including our first every caller from a listener in Sweden! (As well as, California, Maine, Ohio, Florida and New York.)

A Poet’s Virtual Seder (Parts 1 and 2)
Sunday March 22, 2009 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)!
Join Rick Lupert and poets from "A Poet’s Haggadah" as original work is used to reinterpret the the themes from the traditional Passover Haggadah in this unique, virtual Passover Event. This is a 2 part show. Visit http://www.poetseder.com/ for more information about the "A Poet’s Haggadah" anthology.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday March 8, 2009 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our March 2009 open reading featured poets from Santa Monica, CA, Valley City, CA, Lake Wells, FL, Seattle, WA, Florence, OR, Sonoma, CA and Colombus, OH.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday February 1, 2009 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our February 2009 open reading featured poets from The Bronx and New York City, NY, Valley Center and Arroyo Grande, CA, Brimingham, AL, Columbos, OH and Pughkeepsie, NY. We also heard information about The California Poets in the Schools Program, the Poets on the Hudson group and the Columbos, Ohio poetry scene. Listen to this show in the archive!

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday January 4, 2009 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our January 2009 open reading featured a spoken word track from Richard Lynch and live callers from Oakland, CA, Washington, DC, Calabasas, CA, Sonoma, CA, Toluca Lake, CA and Poughkeepsie, NY.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday December 7, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our December 2008 open reading featured poets from Columbus, OH, Arroyo Grande, CA, East Hampton, CT, Albuquerque, NM, Delray Beach, FL, Valley Center, CA and Birmingham, AL. Listen to the archived edition for some great poetry and in depth conversation with our callers.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday November 9, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our November 2008 open reading featured poets from London, England (almost), Calabasas, CA, Colombus, OH, Albuquerque, NM, Cambria, CA, Dallas, TX, Birmingham, AL, Studio City, CA Valley Center, CA, Canoga Park, CA Los Alamitos, CA. A Callifornia centric show. Represent!

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday October 12, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our October 2008 open reading featured poets from Boston, MA, Santa Monica, CA, Birmingham, AL, Sonoma, CA and Delrey Beach, FL. Here them all read poetry as well as a more in depth conversation with Doug Holder from Ibbetson Street Press and a good 15 minutes of Rick vamping at the end while he attempted to get the elusive caller from the 205 area code on the air.

PSH Contest Winners Special
Sunday, October 5, 2008, 2:00 pm (pacific)
We announced the winners of the eleventh annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry contest in this special PSH Live event. Several of the top 10 scoring poets were listening and called in to read their poems including first and third place! Listen to L.A. local John Epstein provide the live dramatic drum rolls over the phone as well.

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday September 14, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Our September 2008 open reading featured poets from Delrey Beach, FL, The Central Coast of California, Columbos, Ohio, Hokitika, New Zealand, Sioux St. Marie and Ontario Canada. Listen in to hear great poetry and various comments on aging and the new atom smasher that will soon create black holes that will suck as all in. (Perhaps to a better place.)

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday August 10, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Listen to our August, 2008 open reading featuring poets from Calabasas, CA, Encino, CA, Delray Beach, FL, Columbus, OH, Pipersville, PA, Burbank, CA, Sonoma, CA and Atlanta, GA. Also hear the fascination at the beginning of the show as Rick discovers the buttons to put people on the air weren’t working. ;)

2008 Poetry Contest Conversation With the Contest Judges
Sunday July 13, 2:00 pm (pacific)
Listen in to a conversation with the 2008 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. Rick Lupert was also on hand to answer any questions regarding how the contest is run, the rules, the entry guidelines etc.

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday July 6, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
The July, 2008 edition of our open reading featured readers from Greenville, South Carolina, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Redlands, California, Selah Washington and Shamesburg, Pennsylvania.

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday June 8, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
The June, 2008 edition of our open reading featured readers from East Canton, Ohio, Washington, DC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Delray Beach, Florida, Ontaro, Canada, Calabasas, California, Tacoma Park, Maryland, Seattle, Washington, Hunterton County, New Jersey, Evenston, Illinois and Los Angeles, California.

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday May 4, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
The May, 2008 edition of our open reading featured readers from Cambrilla, CA, Princeton, West Virginia, Augusta, Maine, Calabasas, CA, Birmingham, AL, Long Beach, CA, British Columbia, Canada, Barrington, New Jersey and Del Rey Florida. This show also included several callers whose work appeared in the Poetry Super Highway’s Holocaust Remembrance Day issue reading their poems that appeared in that issue. Listen to the show in our archive!

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday April 6, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
The April, 2008 edition of our open reading featured readers from Dallas, Austin and Katie, Texas, Los Angeles, Augusta, Maine, Tempe, Arizone, Portland Oregon, Kansas City, Encinitas, California, and Birmingham Alabama. Listen to the show in our archive!

Worldwide Open Reading –
Sunday March 9, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
The March edition of our open reading featured readers from Santa Monica, CA, Valley Center, CA, North Carolina, Augusta, Maine and Portland Oregon. Listen to the show in our archive!

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday January 13, 2008 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
The January edition of our open reading featured callers from Tacoma Park, Maryland, Sioux City, IA (Our first call in regular!), a slew of callers from North Carolina, Valley Center, California and Virginia (D.C. area.) Listen to the show in our archive!

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday December 16, 2:00 pm (pacific)
Hear poets from Lawrencville, NJ, Sioux City, IA, Birmingham, AL, Chicago, IL and the poet laureate of New Hampshire from Walpo, New Hampshire in the archived edition of our open reading from December of 2007

Poet Violet Monday Interview and Reading
Friday December 14, 3:30 pm (pacific)
Violet Monday will share some insights about her writing and poetry, read some of her published work, and answer caller questions. Cynthia, a journalist and a friend of Violet’s, would facilitate Violet’s interview.

Worldwide Open Reading
Sunday November 18, 2:00 pm (pacific)
The November, 2007 edition of our monthly open reading which featured readers from Glendale, California; Ontario, Canad; Covales, New Mexico; Eagle Rock, California; and Orlando, Florida.

2007 Poetry Contest Winners Announcement
Sunday October 7, 2:00 pm (pacific)
We announceed the winners here first in the 10th annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry contest. Listen to hear all the statistics…how many people entered, average scores, and all the names of the poets who scored in the top 10 positions. We also had several poets who scored in the top 10 spots call in and share their winning poems after their names were announced. (Also we apologize for the Chorizo story.)

World-Wide Open Reading
Sunday September 23, 2:00 pm (pacific)
An open reading broadcast throughout the universe. Call in and read your poetry. No content or style restrictions. MC’d by Poetry Super Highway’s Rick Lupert.

PSH Live Open Reading
Sunday August 5, 2:00 pm (pacific)
Tune in to our first live world-wide open reading. Call in and share a poem or two as well as hear work from recent Poetry Super Highway Poets of the Week. No content or style restrictions. MC’d by Poetry Super Highway’s Rick Lupert.

2007 Poetry Contest Conversation With the Contest Judges
Aired: Sunday July 15, 2:00 pm (pacific)
Listen in to a conversation with the 2007 Poetry Contest Judges to learn what they look for when they are scoring your contest entry poems. Rick Lupert was also on hand to answer any questions regarding how the contest was run, the rules, the entry guidelines etc.

Got a show idea?

Poetry Super Highway Live would love to host your reading, interview, contest promotion or other poetry/writing related show. Please e-mail your show idea to Rick@PoetrySuperHighway.com, and we’ll take it from there.

We Recommend

Onword at Blog Talk Radio.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword
They broadcast a number of interesting poetry and writing related shows including interviews, featured readings, conversation and your opportunity to participate in live open readings.