WBEZ | Kate Daniels http://www.wbez.org/tags/kate-daniels Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Poet Kate Daniels remembers her delicious baby girl http://www.wbez.org/series/gift/poet-kate-daniels-remembers-her-delicious-baby-girl-107080 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Kate_Daniels_310x230.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Kate Daniels describes herself &ldquo;as a poet who has always been interested in what could not or should not be said.&rdquo; Just in time for Mother&rsquo;s Day, she talks about the truth of motherhood &ndash; its strangeness, its wonder, and its lusciousness. She fearlessly tells of her experiences breast feeding, raising children, and falling in love &ndash; and trusts that these stories of gritty, juicy living have a collective significance. They are not meant to be kept secret but joyously shared.</p><div><strong>Kate Daniels</strong> is a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Award, a Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and author of four volumes of poetry: <em>The White Wave</em> and <em>The Niobe Poems,</em> from the Pitt Poetry Series, and <em>Four Testimonies </em>and <em>A Walk in Victoria&rsquo;s Secret</em>, from LSU Press. Her poetry explores aspects of gender-based and Southern working-class experience.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">First launched in April 2013 to celebrate National Poetry Month, WBEZ now continues our weekly series, </em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/gift" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;">The Gift</a><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;&ndash; produced by Stanzi Vaubel and curated by Rachel Jamison Webster, author of&nbsp;</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">September: Poems</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">. This project is a collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.universeofpoetry.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;">UniVerse of Poetry</a>, a station partner that aims to celebrate poets from every nation in the world. &nbsp;Each piece drops us into a poets&rsquo; inner life, reminding us of the gift of being human among others.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 06:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/gift/poet-kate-daniels-remembers-her-delicious-baby-girl-107080