UNT's Rilke Prize-Winning Poet Immortalized KERA's News Chief

1:38 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

UNT's Rilke Prize-Winning Poet Immortalized KERA's News Chief

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Paisley Rekdal won the $10,000 Rilke Prize for her fourth book of poems, 'Animal Eye.' But as an NPR Newspoet, Rekdal wrote a spontaneous ode to the plight of then-departing NPR editor Rick Holter upon seeing a whiteboard strewn with pros and cons about a move. That poem is called "Should Rick Go To Texas?" He did, and he's now KERA's VP of News. Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks reports.
How does having a biracial background complicate a poet's writing? KERA's Jerome Weeks reports the new winner of the University of North Texas' Rilke Prize took to writing essays in order to KERA radio story: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip.