Rita Coleman is the author of a chapbook called Mystic Connections: Poems of Nature and Relationships. Coleman joins WYSO's Conrad Balliet in the studio to talk about autobiography in poetry and writing about mysticism.
"I went to first grade for a month, maybe six weeks. The Italian Army invaded the village, therefore we were left without a teacher. Luckily, she left the textbook with us and so from that textbook my illiterate mother and I learned how to read."