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Nature has it's own way of making us come to terms with one another. In her poem, Echo from Hug Point, Northfield poet Leslie Schultz gets a message through this intermediary.

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. 

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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. 

To traverse a bog, one needs some background information. Puposky poet, Cate Belleveau fills us in.

Family photo by: 3 Month Sun Photography, Sarah Warner

We talked with Phil Hermel last Monday about his quest to raise money for cancer support in Itasca County.  He aimed high and hoped to raise $15,000.  He knew he would lose some toenails, but he didn't expect to raise  over $34,000 to help families in need. 

Check out his article in Lake Time magazine, and listen to our conversation!

Shannon Fitch is not only KAXE/KBXE's Volunteer of the Year, she is a licensed independent daycare provider.  She gave us an up close and personal view on what it means to run her own business, and to care for the next generation. 

This week I bring a poem about Maple seeds - whirlygigs, we used to call them - and two different kinds of destiny. Check it out and then throw caution to the summer wind and submit your own writing to wordish!

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