poetry http://wkyufm.org en WKU's Hunley Puts Words at the "Forefront", Releases New Collection of Poems http://wkyufm.org/post/wkus-hunley-puts-words-forefront-releases-new-collection-poems <p></p><p></p><p>Tom Hunley is out with a new collection of poems entitled <em>Scotch Tape World. </em>The associate professor of English at WKU was nice enough to stop by our studios Thursday to talk about what it’s like to get poetry published these days, why he chose poetry in the first place, and the inspiration behind <em>Scotch Tape World</em>.</p><p>Here are some excerpts from our interview:</p><p><strong><em>Scotch Tape World</em></strong><strong> was published as a chapbook. What is that, exactly? </strong></p><p>"A chapbook is a sort of intermediary step for poets between publishing poems in journals and publishing a full-length book. So they're made in smaller print runs, and sometimes they're handmade."</p><p><strong>What is it like trying to get poetry published in the year 2013? </strong></p><p>"It's pretty difficult to get full-length books printed, in particular. Usually you have to enter contests that have reading fees. There's no such thing as an agent in poetry. You're your own agent." Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:12:34 +0000 Kevin Willis 39240 at http://wkyufm.org WKU's Hunley Puts Words at the "Forefront", Releases New Collection of Poems Music Professor Emeritus Bennie Beach Reflects on His Career at WKU http://wkyufm.org/post/music-professor-emeritus-bennie-beach-reflects-his-career-wku <p>Bennie Beach, WKU Music Department Professor Emeritus, remembers his early days at the University, his association with famed composer Roy Harris, and he shares some his poetry. Lee Stott&nbsp;reports.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:42:15 +0000 Lee Stott 6729 at http://wkyufm.org Music Professor Emeritus Bennie Beach Reflects on His Career at WKU