Arts & Culture

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Royal Candles."

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "Grand Central Station."

Conrad Balliet reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "Breath."

"It's always awkward for us because we feel like the spotlight should stay on the workers," says filmmaker Steven Bognar talking about his film's Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short Film.


Bognar and two-time Oscar nominee, Julia Reichert received word this morning that their film, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant was nominated. The 40 minute film focuses on GM workers at the Moraine Assembly Plant. Reichert says the workers played a key role in making the film.


Conrad Balliet reads Jim Brooks' poem, "Truck Driving Poet."

Conrad Balliet reads Stella Ling's poem, "When You Died Father."

Conrad Balliet reads a poem about a deer by Judy Johnson.

Conrad Balliet reads Maureen Fry's poem, "To the Person Who Destroyed My Yard Sign."

The Dayton Dirt Collective, a non-profit performance space, announced on Monday that it was closing after 2 years.

Conrad Balliet reads Steve Broidy's poem, "For the New Year."