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Herb Martin

Herbert Woodward Martin's latest collection of poetry features a number of poems that Professor Martin has written over the years upon the flyleaves of other books that he was reading at the time. Here's an example:

On the Flyleaf of Hush I

Light melancholy

somber wind

flood of fire

lava distilled

nothing said

Herb Martin taught for many years at the University of Dayton. During this interview he provides listeners with glimpses into his life as a teacher and poet. He also reads a number of poems from his latest collection.

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "Ballad"

Herb Martin reads his poem, "This Body."

Herb Martin reads his poem, "To the Lighthouse."

Conrad Balliet reads poetry by David Petreman and Herb Martin commemorating 9-11.

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "My Mother at the End of Her Days."

Herb Martin reads his poem, "Easter Prayer."

Herb Martin reads his poem, "Good Friday Prayer."

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "I Sing of An Earth."

Conrad Balliet reads two November poems by Herb Martin

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