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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.

Sep 30, 2017

Maggie Smith's lasting and resonant poems live up to the wide popularity of the title piece "Good Bones." Smith discusses living in the place where she grew up, the influence of crankies -- traditional storytelling with shadow puppets which pre-dated movies -- on one of the narrative themes, and handling emotionally...

Sep 24, 2017

Columnist Pat Snyder Hurley talks with show host Cynthia Rosi about her forthcoming book of poetry from Night Ballet Press entitled Hard to Swallow, co-written with her husband Bill Hurley. The pair embarked on the poetic journey when Bill was diagnosed with cancer, and it formed a central part of their mindfulness work...

Sep 16, 2017

Paging Columbus founder Hannah Stephenson speaks with Word Carver reporter Amy Dalrymple at the OSU Urban Art Space. Paging Columbus moves to the new $2 Radio location on Parson's Avenue in November. Slam poet champ Barbara Fant reads two stunning pieces. Amy explores the whimsy and wonder of words at

Sep 1, 2017

How many of you feel this alienation and discomfort almost as soon as you open the screen in your cellphone, dip into social media, answer email, or listen to the news? The sages from India called illusion maya and they pray: “from delusion lead me to truth."

Literature helps us to deal with a society awash in...