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Steven Law

Co-Producer of PoetrySnaps!

Steven Law is the co-producer of KNAU’s series PoetrySnaps! He is a poet, essayist, storyteller, and the author of Polished, a collection of poems about exploring the Colorado Plateau by foot and by raft. Steven is also a contributing writer for Panorama: the Journal of Intelligent Travel and The Lake Powell Chronicle. He has won numerous awards for his writing. Steven is the founder and producer of The Grand Circle Storytelling Festival. He is a Master of Sabaku Yoku meditation and lives in northern Arizona with his wife and two daughters.

  • If you have the gift of writing, it’s your duty to use it. That’s what Gilbert-based poet Karen Rigby believes. She’s been writing since childhood and says inspiration is everywhere. In this week’s PoetrySnaps! segment, Rigby shares with us her poem, Bathing in the Burned House.
  • In this week's segment of KNAU's series PoetrySnaps!, we meet Lynne Thompson, a trained attorney-turned-poet, and a former Poet Laureate for the City of Los Angeles. The child of Caribbean immigrants, Thompson was introduced to poetry at an early age and has been writing ever since. Today, she shares her poem, Seed of Mango, Seed of Maize.
  • In this week’s segment of KNAU's series PoetrySnaps!, we meet Patrick Ramsay, a poet based in Ogden, Utah. His work is heavily influenced by his natural surroundings, including the Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake, and also by his experience growing up queer in the Mormon Church. Ramsay believes deeply in community poetry and accessibility, and today he shares his poem, Breakfast Recipe for Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • In this week’s segment of KNAU's series PoetrySnaps! we meet Colorado-based poet Crisosto Apache. Their latest book, Ghostword, was released just a few weeks ago. It’s a response to a manuscript written in 1927 by Japanese poet Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. He died by suicide from an overdose of Barbitol, and during the three hours it took him to perish, Akutagawa penned his final work.
  • In this week’s segment of PoetrySnaps!, we hear from Arizona-based poet Austin Davis. His writing is often inspired by the outreach and advocacy work he does with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. During this holiday season of abundance, Davis’s poem Night Walk speaks to the need for humanity and kindness to all.
  • In this week’s segment of KNAU's series PoetrySnaps!, poet William Root uses cold, snowy imagery and an encounter with an owl in his poem Query for Owl at Spring Equinox. Ever since he saw snow for the first time as a kid, Root has been fascinated with finding words to describe it.
  • New Mexico-based poet Anne McDonnell has loved poetry all her life. Her favorite time of day to write is the morning when her mind is rested and clear. She’s also a big fan of writing groups because they inspire interesting conversation and keep the poetic muse alive. In this week’s segment of PoetrySnaps! Anne McDonnell shares her gorgeous poem, A Love Poem for a Friend.
  • In this week's segment of KNAU's series PoetrySnaps!, we meet Utah-based poet and professor Danielle Dubrasky. She wrote her first collection of poetry when she was in third grade. At the time, she couldn’t have known that someday her passion for the artform would help her grieve the loss of her father.
  • This week’s PoetrySnaps! guest is Elena Karina Byrne, a poet and multi-media artist. She grew up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s in a family of artists: her parents and brother were painters and did sketch work and conceptual art. Byrne was inspired by all of it, but she also wanted to find her own niche. In poetry, she was able to take the visual world she learned about as a child and put it into words on paper.
  • In this week’s episode of KNAU's series PoetrySnaps!, we meet Kelli Russell Agodon. When it comes to writing poetry, she says she’s all about quantity.