Janeal Ravndal reads an excerpt of Jane Kretschman's poem, "That Story."

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "The Spot By the Side of the Road."

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's "Rhyming Poem."

Steve Broidy reads Robert Brimm's poem, "End of the Day."

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Vacation."

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poems, "Story From the Chemo Room" and "Track 7."

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Shadow Mistaken."

  Sonia Sanchez, a prominent black rights activist and critically acclaimed poet, came to the Dayton area to speak at Wilberforce University's 160th anniversary celebration. Sanchez is best known for her part in helping create the first Black studies program in higher education. She came to the WYSO studio to speak with Gabriel Civil, a performance arts professor at Antioch college. The two reflect on Sanchez's life,her poetry and the black arts movement through years of change and intergenerational influence.  


Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' poem, "Gliding."

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Gladdons Creek."