We’re super excited to have long-time listener, Owen Swain, with us on the show this week! For the last episode of our series on poetry for National Poetry Month, we’re going to be talking about haiku, words in art, and bicycles!



You can find Owen and his art on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/owen.w.swain!


Here’s one of the poems read on the show today! (note: Devo reference)




Writing some haikus of your own? Check out this syllable counter for handy hints on getting that perfect 5-7-5.


Today’s Harmonica Segment: tweet us your haiku @hardcoverradio!


Thanks for listening!

From bicycles to traveling drama troupes to harmless zombies, the post-apocalyptic narrative is full of more surprises than we would sometimes expect! This week, we’re exploring the post-apocalyptic with Brent Ryan Bellamy!


Brent Ryan Bellamy is a researcher and writer who specializes in post-apocalyptic literature.

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Found this article about bicycles and the apocalypse!




Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven!

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Check out “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin


and “The Sense of an Ending” by Frank Kermode.



Brent highly recommends The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell.




Zone One by Coleson Whitehead is a novel that takes a unique approach to zombies.




Can you name all the members of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast?

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Share your favourite post-apocalyptic work with us @hardcoverradio. Thanks for listening!