Monday morning show

This week on wordish, I get that sinking feeling that everything around me is sinking and I'm the last to know. This poem is called "Waiting".

A beautiful poem about the global warming? In his moving poem, Sestina: Song for the Apocalypse, D.E. Green takes on those responsible for the impending disaster to task: Us.

This week, in his poem "Boy with Honey Bee Hair," Minneapolis poet Barry Brent has a dream that becomes like a myth that becomes like a dream that...

Bill Hayes

Central Lakes College English instructor and director of the Verse Like Water poetry series Jeff Johnson joined us this morning, before his first class of the year, to tell us about the big event in Brainerd on Friday Sept. 7th.  He's been dubbed "the most popular poet in America" by Bruce Weber in the New York Times and is known for his dry wit and keen observation.  

You can buy tickets at the CLC bookstore, Crossing Arts Alliance or online before August 30th. 

http://www.vanessahua.com/a-river-of-stars/

I am someone who falls deeply into novels.  It's not uncommon for me to dream about the characters I'm reading about.... they become a part of my consciousness for the time that I'm inside a novel. 

I also rely on fiction to kind of "take me away" from my real life.  Non-fiction isn't my favorite genre, but when a novel talks about a contemporary issue that I didn't know about, I love that feeling of learning as well as diving into stories. 

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