Filling in for a busy Johnny D this week, Rocket Ship’s d.j. cozy little takes you around the world, from Jamaica (Glen Brown, Twinkle Bros.) to Brazil (São Paolo Ska Jazz, Sergio Mendez) to Russia (Cabernet Deneuve, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review) to Australia (Jamaica’s Skatalites’ most recent!) to Japan (Little Tempo, Shiina Ringo) and beyond (International Observer)!
In the first half, we talk with University of Minnesota professor and children’s literature scholar Jack Zipes. Some of his more recent publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, and Relentless Progress: The Reconfiguration of Children’s Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling.
In the second half of the show, we welcome to the studio Margot Galt, Mary Junge, Joyce Kennedy, Ilze Mueller, Suzanne Swanson, and Nancy Walden. They are members of the Laurel Poetry Collective, and have just published a new anthology of their work, The Quiet Eye: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Nature. A publication reading will take place at noon on Jan. 24th as part of the Literary Witness series at Plymouth Congregational Church.