Don McIver

Host

I started hosting the Spoken Word Hour in January of 2001.  I got involved in radio because, as a performance poet in Albuquerque, I realized that what we do is unique and outstanding.  I wanted to bring poetry to radio, to show that it is an art form that is engaging, alive, and matters. I  believe in the mission of public radio, and I like that it serves art that may not be big draws like poetry.

Musical Heroes

Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.  Because they are poets disguised as musicians.