Radio On

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Russ Thorburn and Dylan Trost of “Radio On” about the upcoming concert- “Radio On presents: Coffee with Levon” Music and Poetry with Russell Thorburn and friends at the Peter White Public Library (Friday, 6/16). 


HOUGHTON, MI (AP)--   A Marquette woman is promoting her craft as Upper Peninsula poet laureate. 

The Daily Mining Gazette reports that Andrea Scarpino recently visited students at Michigan Technological University. She did a reading and met with English and psychology classes.

She says she's always been interested in poetry but it was not until college creative writing classes that she got serious about it. She has since put out a collection of her poetry and last spring was named to a two-year term as poet laureate.

Lisa Fay Coutley Poetry in Munising 7-18-2015

Jul 16, 2015

Jillena Rose, UP Poet Laureate candidate 150302

Mar 2, 2015

"The Way North", and anthology of original poetry by Upper Peninsula authors, won a State Library of Michigan prize. Stan Wright spoke with Ron Reikki, who created this award-winning collection.

U.P Poet Laureate

Jul 22, 2013

A spotlight on Upper Peninsula poetry and poets in competition to be named the region's laureate. Guest poets include Elinor Benedict, Randall R. Freisinger, Russell Thorburn, and Eric Gadzinski.



Local military veterans share stories and poems of what life is like as members of the U.S. armed forces overseas. Their words will tell the stories you don’t see on television or read in the newspapers, the stories of regular folk put in extraordinary situations far from home. Sunday at 1pm.