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Celebrating National Poetry Month, Locally

In the 1800s, fountain pens were the height of writing technology, allowing writers to pen words continuously without stopping for an ink dip.

April 1st means it is time for... poetry. Didn't quite expect that ending on April Fools Day, did you? But it's true, National Poetry Month takes place in April, a chance to celebrate poetry and its many creators.

So we do just that with three guests: Eileen Bobek of Rebel Heart Books in Jacksonville, which hosts poetry events. She is joined by Diana Coogle, whose latest poetry book is From Friend to Wife to Widow: Six Brief Years (Diana's husband died in May, 2020). And Kim Hamilton rounds out the panel; her collection Calling Through Water came out in 2020.

We hear poetry, stories of poetry, and stories of the poets.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.