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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.

Oct 31, 2018

Flash fiction that coils back a spring and then packs a punch -- Sherrie was into flash before it had a name. We dropped into Grammercy Books to pick up a copy and hear Flick read her work, before sitting down to analyze the stories. Follow @wordcarverradio on Twitter.

Nov 4, 2017

Deeply rooted in place, Sycamore Poems follows two conversations as filigree-fine as cloisonne beads: one with the long-lived sycamores of Ohio, and the other about the loss of love. Kathy Fagan, Director of the Creative Writing MFA at Ohio State University, speaks of place, art, and the construction of her poems with...

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...

May 12, 2017

In February, writers from across the country gathered in Washington DC for the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, also known as AWP.

This is Word Carver, a show about writing and readers out of Columbus, Ohio on WGRN 94.1fm, LP, the green renaissance. I’m Cynthia Rosi, a lifelong...

Apr 30, 2017

Today Simon Hughes reads from Diary of the One Swelling Sea by Jill McCabe Johnson, a poet who lives in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Hughes created an audioscape for the poem and reads with a deep, resonant voice. Following that, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a writer and translator from Colombia,...