Friday, April 16th: The poetry of Emily Wall. Poetry Out Loud competition. Juneau Audubon Society self-guided bird walks.  

Emily Wall says she’s been studying, writing and publishing poetry for more than 20 years.

Does there dwell within each of us an inner poet? Or, at the very least, the ability to appreciate poetry? That’s what Emily Wall believes. As a professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, she’s spent years cultivating writers, while pursuing her own passion for poetry.

On Juneau Afternoon today, she’ll share some of her favorite poems.

We’ll also hear from the top two high school finalists in the Poetry Out Loud competition.

Guests: Emily Wall, poet and teacher.  Amanda Filori, Poetry Out Loud statewide coordinator. Asya Gipson, two-time state champion. Tatiana Watkins-Snow, statewide runner-up.

Also today:

  • Poetry in nature: birds winging their way to Juneau every spring. Find out about self-guided bird watching trips, mapped out by the Juneau Audubon Society.  Guest: Brenda Wright. Juneau Audubon Society.



Song Sparrow:

Red Breasted Sap Sucker:

Sawhet Owl:

Join Rhonda McBride for an hour of conversation on Friday, April 16,2021. Juneau Afternoon Airs live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.