Matthew Birdsall reads his poem, "Stitch, Stitch, Stitch, Boom."

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "To Poets Who Eat Only Words."

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Necessary Deceptions."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Pure in Heart."

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "My Delay."

Lori Gravley reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "October Waves."

Jennifer Hambrick reads her poem, "Baby Buggy Boogie Woogie."

Lori Gravley reads Audrey Hackett's poem, "More Questions Than Questions."

Balancing Poetry, Scholarship and Parenting

Sep 21, 2016
Lori Gravley / WYSO

Chris DeWeese is a Creative Writing professor at Wright State University, and Heather Christle is a poet who has taught at several area universities. Two and a half years ago their daughter Harriet was born. Poet and Community Voices producer Lori Gravley spoke with Heather and Chris at their Yellow Springs’ home about how they overcome the challenges of raising a child while doing deeply introspective work.

Chris and Heather are parents, poets, and professors, trying to balance it all

Janeal Ravndal reads Carol Stoner's poem, "Sediment."