About Us

POET AS RADIO is a weekly program on KUSF In Exile, airing Sundays from 11:30am to 12:30pm. It's currently produced and hosted by Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou, and Jay Thomas.

Jack Spicer said that the poet is not a creator, but a conduit, getting messages from an undefinable source to form the poem. He thought of a poet as a radio, broadcasting words. We like to think of POET AS RADIO as an opportunity for writers to broadcast their words as well.

Shows include interviews with Bay Area writers, readings, lectures, announcements about Bay Area poetry readings—and other great ideas that we, and you, come up with. Please contact us with ideas for future shows and info on your upcoming events at poetasradio at gmail.com.

No longer broadcasting on 90.3 FM, KUSF is in the process of restructuring the station. The live version of Poet As Radio can only currently be streamed online, so please tune-in live via your browser at savekusf.org, or use our list of links to archived shows to listen to previous installments.

About the hosts:

Delia Tramontina is originally from Queens, NY. Her poetry has appeared in Ur-Vox, Bombay Gin, Spore and Tinfish. Her review of Sarah Rosenthal's Manhatten appeared in Galatea Resurrects in 2010. More recently, her poetry has been included in Hamilton Stone Review, Sugar Mule and Sawbuck. She has an upcoming piece to appear in Lyrotica: An Anthology of Erotic Poetry and Prose. Delia received her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in 2001 and is currently living and working in San Francisco.

Nicholas Leaskou is from San Francisco. He received his MFA from USF in 2009 and his poems and reviews have appeared in Vallum 8:1, Switchback 7 & 13, Midway 2, Boog City, Fourteen Hills 7:2, and Transfer 79.

Jay Thomas lives in San Francisco. He makes a living writing poetry, and his hobbies include working in Silicon Valley on most weekdays. He's created and/or maintained websites for a variety of Bay Area poetry-related entities including Switchback and A Community Writing Itself. He received his MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco in 2007.

Jay, Delia, and Nicholas wrapping up their first show in the studio at KUSF in Exile




Here are some pics of us during our January 7th show




We read at the Canessa Park Gallery Reading on Monday July 9th. Thank you to Avery Burns for inviting us to read and to everyone who came