Poetry

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."

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music."

Cathy Essinger reads her poem," Cooking Soba in Ohio."

Janeal Ravndal reads Marian Schwilke Thomas' poem, "The Lord's Prayer Revisited."

Janeal Ravndal reads an excerpt of Jane Kretschman's poem, "That Story."

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "The Spot By the Side of the Road."

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's "Rhyming Poem."

Steve Broidy reads Robert Brimm's poem, "End of the Day."

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Vacation."

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