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Word S2 E1: Pushing Back

Word is a KJZZ podcastabout the literary arts in Arizona and the region.

In this mammoth Season 2 opener, we push back against the depiction of young people from low income families as depicted in Nick Richey's film, "Low Low" which  is being screened in Scottsdale on Sept. 12. The filmmaker will participate in a Q&A following the movie.

We push back against migrant abuse with writers from Tucson and Phoenix, who participated in a national event, "Writers For Migrant Justice" on Sept. 4 to benefit Immigrant Families Together. There is crowd sourcing page for donations as well. 

Poets include Bojan Louis, Marianna Curtis Coles and Katerina Ivanoc who performed in Tucson at Exo Roast Company. Audio was supplied by Susan Briante. Other poets include Claudia Belen and Joel Salcido performing at Puente in Phoenix. Audio was supplied by Anna Flores and the Phoenix  event is available online.  

We push back against the suppression of women's rights with the relaunch of  The Revolution — an iconic newspaper created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and reimagined by Rosemarie Dombroski, Phoenix poet laureate and a team of historians, such as Dr. Pamela Stewart as well as writers and artists. 

To hear more, visit  word.kjzz.org. If you have comments on the podcast or would like us to know about literary events in Arizona, please email  [email protected].

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Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.