On WMUK radio, Kalamazoo, Michigan's NPR affiliate:
Poet t. kilgore splake
The online literary magazine “The Smoking Poet” marked its fifth year of publication earlier this year. Kalamazoo resident Zinta Aistars is founder and editor-in-chief . While she receives and publishes manuscripts from authors around the world, in the upcoming issue she’ll feature art from the northernmost tip of Michigan: the Keweenaw Peninsula. For WMUK, via Skype, she talked with poet and writer t. kilgore splake of Calumet. His ties to southwest Michigan include a long teaching career at Kellogg Community College back when he was still known by his birth name of Tom Smith. He read his poem titled “90-Proof Angels,” talked about his move to the Upper Peninsula, where he first settled in Munising, and explained how he decided on his pen name.
t. kilgore splake’s work will be featured in the December issue of the online literary magazine The Smoking Poet.
Listen to the interview on Friday, September 30, 2011, at 7:50 a.m. on 102.1 FM radio, or visit the WMUK website and click the link to hear the interview (4:46 minutes) as well as the full version of the interview (28:41 minutes). Visit WMUK Arts & More.