Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Dunsmore is this week's guest on The Write Question. During the program he talks about writing poems (he finds most of them by listening) and his adventures as a humanities scholar. He also reads several poems from the book, including "Does Poetry Matter," "The Grandmother With Her Own Bomb," and "The Bear Remembers." And you'll hear a poignant new poem, "Older Brother."
Here's an excerpt of "The Grandmother With Her Own Bomb"
there was an old Russian woman,
with a bomb under her bed.
It came through the roof at night
while she was sewing by her window.
Whe heard a whistling sound, got up, and was struck by a blast of wind.
When she came to
the sewing machine was gone and there was a hole in the floor...
(You can hear the entire poem, and others, during the program.)
Tune in for The Write Question every Thursday evening at 6:30 (Yellowstone Public Radio) or 7:30 (Montana Public Radio). Or listen online.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Ishawooa, Wyoming, is again the setting for the story. Einar Gilkyson, now in his eighties, is miffed at his granddaughter, Griff, for quitting college to come home to take care of him. In one scene, he spends most of a day climbing a hill and digging a hole where he then burns his marriage certificate and other papers and mementos, things that prove he was alive. Most people try to preserve a legacy, but Einar seems determined to rid the earth of evidence of his existence.
Find out why and hear Spragg talk about writing and his new novel on The Write Question Thursday evening, May 20, at 6:30 (Yellowstone Public Radio) or 7:30 (Montana Public Radio). Or listen online.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
When she was still a student, this quote from neuroscientist Richard Restak changed Brynie's life: "The human brain is the only organ in the known universe that seeks to understand itself." (Think about that for a while!)
Find out more about Faith Hickman Brynie.
Tune in to Montana Public Radio Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 P.M. to hear Faith Hickman Brynie on The Write Question, or listen online from MTPR.org.
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The Write Question is funded in part by Humanities Montana, and by the Montana Cultural Trust.