THE RADIO POEMS
The Radio Poems was a weekly radio show run by Emilie Menzel on WZLY 91.5fm from January 2011 to December 2012. The show was dedicated to exploring the relationship between artists’ personal lives and the art they create. Each week, The Radio Poems would pick one contemporary artist and work to depict the artist’s personality (rather than accolades) through a gathered sound collage filled with interviews, journal entries, old letters, recordings of the artist performing her work, recordings of music or events that influenced the artist, critics’ reviews, this and that and all else. The Radio Poems aimed to produce a show that represented these artists as people that have quirks and flaws, odd habits, and, most importantly, personality.