On June 9, 2013, the KUSP Poetry Show welcomed three poets traveling and reading in support of new poetry collections published by Copper Canyon Press. Host Dennis Morton adopted a novel format for this week’s show, letting each poet in turn ask one of the others to read a poem and talk a bit about the choices. Having shared the stage at several readings now, the three have had an unusual condensed opportunity to hear and appreciate each others’ work.
James Arthur, Natalie Diaz and Tomas Q. Morin seemingly have little in common apart from their shared love of language and poetry. Coming from disparate backgrounds and widely separated parts of the country, the poetic trio united just recently for the current reading tour.