Last month the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs. The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of August we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.
This week's reading is from Jeff Gundy, a Mennonite poet from Ohio whose work deals with a variety of subjects from historical to autobiographical. He begins with a poem written after a walk in Glen Helen.
Today we're traveling along Rt 33 and our first stop is in the town of Logan. Logan has a long produced clay products. There were once a number of clay companies here. Those clay products - and others that were locally produced, once left town one way, by the Hocking Valley canal. Built in the 1830s the canal ran from Athens to Carroll. Dr David Mould of Ohio University has studied transportation routes in the Hocking River Valley.
"The canals had been the first major public works project for the state of Ohio, a massive investment to open up the state to commerce," says Mould.
Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band return to the WYSO studios ahead of their appearance at the WYSO Community Concert. This family band performs live on the air and chats with Juliet Fromholt (filling in for Niki Dakota) about growing together as a band, plans for upcoming travel and a new album in the works.
Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will perform at the WYSO Community Concert on August 19th at Riverscape MetroPark along with Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Todd the Fox.