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A Conversation With Katharine Coles

  The poet Katharine Coles considers herself a typical Utahn, though maybe a different “typical” than what might spring to mind. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and her parents gave the family a life of adventure in the red rock desert and the mountains. They were also intellectuals and social activists, so Coles was encouraged to explore and to make her voice heard. Monday, Katharine Coles joins Doug to talk about Utah and other lenses that shape her poetic view of the world.

Katharine Coles is a professor of English at the University of Utah and the former Utah Poet Laureate. Her new collection is called Flight [Indiebound|Amazon]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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