Saturday morning I went to a wonderful poetry reading at Calvary Episcopal Church on Shady Avenue (in Pittsburgh). It was a grand crowd of friends, fellow poets and family. Jan Beatty gave a marvelous introduction and then Liane read poems from her book. They had to get extra chairs! Afterwards there was lots of hot coffee and croissants, raspberries and blueberries and other delicious pastries. Her grandson helped sell the books and make change.
Liane Ellison Norman’s new poetry book is Breathing the West: Great Basin Poems.
On Monday December 3rd, one of her poems will be read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. How cool is that?
Here’s the link so you can listen to the reading of Tree by Liane Ellison Norman.
Wow! Such a great way to spend an afternoon, Ruth, and how thrilling to have one’s work read, on-air, by Garrison Keillor!
I can really relate to “Tree”. Last year we had to cut down several trees in our backyard and it was just as she described. I felt like we were destroying a whole ecosystem.
Moving poem…a whole world changing
Love and gratitude for giving us the opportunity to hear Garrison read Liane’s stunning poem. Very gracious of you. Lois
Oh wow, being read by Garrison is awesome! A few years ago I listened to Writer’s Almanac every morning on my drive in to work…I adore his voice, and the info he shared.
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