Friday, December 14, 2007

C'est Vrai's new poet laureate

This is a huge deal. A poem by my good friend Julene
Weaver will be the featured piece on Garrison Keillor's
Writer's Almanac on Monday! If you're not already half
in love with Garrison Keillor like I am, all you really
need to know about this dear, gentle soul is that he
is the famed host of A Prairie Home Companion,
he's brilliant, and everyone loves him.

Ben and I were thinking that unless Oprah has a
poetry club we aren't aware of, there is no more
effective way of getting contemporary poetry into
the ears of a national (nay, international!) audience
than radio's Writer's Almanac. Listen to the show
on your NPR station (although don't even ask me
what time it's on), or else listen at your leisure here.
Monday, December 17th is Julene's day!

Now about Julene, a truly special girl Ben and I met
during our work at the AIDS Alliance in Seattle. Her
book of poetry, Case Walking: An AIDS Case
Manager Wails Her Blues
, was published this year
by Finishing Line Press. E-mail Julene at newroots (at) if you enjoy Monday's show. Which you will.


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