Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Philip J. Burgess, poet and storyteller

After growing up on a ranch on the far east side of Montana, Philip J. Burgess graduated from college, served in Vietnam, and then spent a decade traveling the world - alone. 

Philip J. Burgess's collection of poetry, Badlands Child, contains poems influenced by his childhood in the Fairview/Sidney area of eastern Montana, as well as the Vietnam War and ten years of wandering the world by himself.

After returning to Montana and earning a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Montana, Missoula, Burgess spent 13 years working as a Vietnam veteran’s rights advocate and therapist. During this week's program, Burgess talks about all that, reads a few poems from Badlands Child, and describes a new book about penny postcards that he's working on.

Tune in to Yellowstone Public Radio Thursday evening at 6:30, or to Montana Public Radio Thursday evening at 7:30. You can also listen online or subscribe to The Write Question podcast.

Find out more about Philip J. Burgess and The Write Question.

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