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Speedway and Swan


Susan Briante continues the legacy of SPEEDWAY AND SWAN, an occasional one-hour free-format radio program that presents contemporary poetry against a context of variously compatible and offbeat musical selections. Culling from the exceptional libraries of his partners, the University of Arizona Poetry Center and KXCI 91.3 Tucson Community Radio, creator and host Brian Blanchfield was joined in conversation each episode by a rotating guest co-host who brings to the hour a selection of poetry from his or her personal canon, which, along with the freshest and best from the “new shelves,” they read live.

The show also features recorded performance from VOCA, the Poetry Center’s audio archive of its legendary poetry readings since 1963.  SPEEDWAY AND SWAN represents a partnership between the Poetry Center, which will archive the show in listenable format with an annotated playlist, and KXCI, where the show streams live.

Since 1983, KXCI 91.3 FM has been committed to connecting Tucson and Southern Arizona to one another and to the world with informative, engaging, and creative community-based radio programming. Contact: [email protected]


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