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Christopher Buerkett will sign copies of "69 Seconds: Poetry in Time's Need" at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid from 3-5 pm on Saturday. Photo: Christopher Buerkett
Christopher Buerkett will sign copies of "69 Seconds: Poetry in Time's Need" at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid from 3-5 pm on Saturday. Photo: Christopher Buerkett

Saranac Lake poet and clock repairer publishes first book

Christopher Buerkett composes poems while focusing on the inner workings of clocks.

Buerkett owns a clock repair shop in Saranac Lake and has just published his first book of poetry: "69 Seconds: Poetry in Time's Need." In the book, his poems are adorned with photos of old timepieces and clock parts. He told Todd Moe that, for him, poetry feels like painting with words.  Go to full article
Winterberry.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Winterberry. Photo: Todd Moe

Just for fun: an original Christmas story

There are oodles of Christmas poems, but some come with copyrights and a fee to share on-air. Morning host Todd Moe sought out one such poem, but instead chose to premiere an original story - without a price tag - from closer to home.  Go to full article

SLU students share their love of poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the St. Lawrence University Brewer Bookstore held it's annual Poetry Slam this week. We invited three members of the SLU community to share their winning poems and a surreal, community "Mad-Lib". SLU seniors Mwelwa Bwalya and Gavin Bennett, along with the bookstore's Paul Haggett, joined Todd Moe in the studio for a mini poetry slam.  Go to full article
From top left: Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens & Patricia Smith
From top left: Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens & Patricia Smith

Poetry that blurs boundaries

Some of the top performance poets in the country will be at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake tonight. Nationally acclaimed poets Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens and Patricia Smith will take the stage to share their favorite poems out loud. These slam poetry champs push and blur boundaries between music, art, theater and literature. Tonight's free event (8 pm) is sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing. Todd Moe spoke with poet Roger Bonair-Agard.  Go to full article
MaryLee Ballou shows off one of her scrapbooks
MaryLee Ballou shows off one of her scrapbooks

Heard Up North: an ice storm poem

The Ice Storm of '98 inspired creativity in many people. Songs, stories and photographs document what people endured ten years ago this week. MaryLee Ballou lives in Potsdam and is an avid scrapbook artist. She filled one of her books with images and words that week. Her poetic remembrance is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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