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Word Carver

Word Carver is produced and hosted by Cynthia Rosi, with additional support from Amy Dalrymple. Show music is by Rise and Shine (2015), Seastock from You can listen to the show live on WGRN-fm 94.1 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturdays at 12.30pm. Visit for contact and submission information.

Feb 9, 2018

Cold weather means hot chocolate and good books, so snuggle up and listen to the top picks. From Tayari Jone's Oprah Book Club winner to the latest from the author of The Nightingale plus many more, Linda Kass walks you through the best of the February titles in independent bookstores around the country.

Feb 9, 2018

Poet Steve Abbott discusses his poetry volume, craft, and the acceptance of melancholy with show host Cynthia Rosi.

Jan 29, 2018

Poet Maggie Smith of Good Bones, essayist Hanif Abdurraqib of They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us and novelist Nick White of How to Survive a Summer all appeared on Word Carver -- here are my favorite parts of our conversations. Smith talks about the relationship between her poetry and the lost art of crankies,...

Jan 7, 2018

Columbus-based poet Alexis-Rueal created The Path Not Chosen event to provide an artistic alternative to stigma and silence. The poems you’ll hear offer candid, evocative, sometimes funny, and -- ultimately hopeful -- depictions of living with a different kind of mental health.

Featured on the show are the evening’s...

Dec 1, 2017

Columbus native Hanif Abdurraqib talks about the themes running through his latest book, a collection of essays called "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us." Speaking with Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi, the two compare themes emerging in the essays with Abdurraquib's previous volume of poetry "The Crown Ain't...