Area poet muses of waking in Ireland on 'Area Voices'
William Tecku writes on scrolls, creating poetry that is both literary and visual.
Retired teacher William Tecku has been writing poetry on scrolls for the past 50 years, melding contemporary content with an antique medium.
Tecku said it creates an experience of both visual and literary art.
"I've found that the response for people looking at them, whether it's students or folks who might not ordinarily be reading some of my pieces ... really say, 'Oh that's different,'" Tecku said.
In this episode of Area Voices, Tecku discusses his connection to Ireland and his preference for scrolls. He also shares his poem March Ruminations: Part 5, a nostalgic musing of waking up in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day.
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