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Preview: Yeats Festival in Chestertown

Scholars, students and fans of Adirondack poet Jeanne Robert Foster will gather in Chestertown the weekend of September 9th for a conference. The Town of Chester Historical Society and the Yeats Society will host the Second International John Butler Yeats Festival: The Life of Jeanne Robert Foster. The event will focus on Jeanne Foster, her famous friends, her life in the Adirondacks and how that life influenced her poetry. Richard Londraville, who has a summer home in Colton, met Jeanne Foster in the mid-1960s. He's the co-author of Foster's biography and he told Todd Moe that she had a tremendous influence on his life.  Go to full article

Poets for Peace reading in Contois Auditorium, Burlington VT

Burlington City Hall's Contois Auditorium was packed to listen to nine poets with regional connections read poems of war and peace. Some of the best-known names in US poetry participated. Readers included Galway Kinnell, Grace Paley, David Budbill, Jody Gladding, David Hinton, Major Jackson, Diane Swan and Martha Zweig. A music interlude was provided by cellist John Dunlop, and a display of photos of Iraq by John Preston Smith was featured in the lobby. NCPR Online recorded the entire evening for the UpNorth Concert Hall.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Regional Poetry Special, hour 1

Readers & Writers call-in on contemporary literature wraps up its tenth anniversary season with a two-hour program surveying poets of the region. Callers share their favorite work with hosts Ellen and Rocco and Chris Robinson, and guest poets Michael Coffey, Joe Duemer, Roger Mitchell and Dale Hobson.  Go to full article

People: Poet Roger Mitchell

Writer Roger Mitchell spent years away from the North Country... the Midwest, England and the Everglades. Now he's back, living in Jay and writing about the Adirondacks, history, farming and family. His new book, Delicate Bait, won the 2002 Akron Poety Prize. Our experiences and place in the world feature prominently in Mitchell's poems. Todd Moe spoke with him at his home in Jay.  Go to full article

An Intimate Evening with Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States

Poet laureate Billy Collins came to the Thousand Islands to read his poetry, take audience questions, and sign books in the century-old Clayton Opera House. About 200 people gathered in the bunting-decked hall to attend the reading, presented here in full, exclusively from NCPR Online.  Go to full article
Viggo Mortensen, St. Lawrence University Class of '80, in his role as Aragorn.
Viggo Mortensen, St. Lawrence University Class of '80, in his role as Aragorn.

Viggomania at St. Lawrence University

Fans of The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen descended on St. Lawrence University yesterday. Long lines snaked down the hall to get free tickets for Mortensen's appearances February 28th and March 1st. The most eager fans had been waiting since 4 in the morning.  Go to full article

Six sonnets from Relax Yr Face performed by Albert Glover

Canton poet and publisher Albert Glover dropped by the NCPR studio to read a few sonnets from his collection Relax Yr Face, Glover Publishing 1998. We hear, in order, Mental, Nocturnal, Proposal, Maternal, Matinal and Cardinal.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Poet Afua Cooper

Tonight's guest is Afro-Caribbean poet Afua Cooper, author of Utterances and Incantations: 12 Female Dub Poets From the Black Diaspora, and numerous other works of poetry and non-fiction. Chris Robinson and Eve Stoddard host.  Go to full article
<i>Aurora Borealis</i> watercolor © Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.
Aurora Borealis watercolor Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.

Two compositions by Augusta Cecconi-Bates

The work of Tug Hill composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country in general and the Tug Hill Plateau in particular.

Aurora Borealis, from Essences of the North Country. Poem Mark L. Pierce; read by Edwin J. Schroll. Music A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.

Tug Hill Snows from Tug Hill Suite. Poem by A. Cecconi-Bates. Music A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.  Go to full article

People: Mike Coffey?On Poetry and Language

Our literacy series continues as poet Michael Coffey reads his poem "Marie" and talks about language. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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