The Write Question http://mtpr.org en Richard Ford And The Usefulness Of Fiction http://mtpr.org/post/richard-ford-and-usefulness-fiction <p>During this program Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about and reads from his latest novel, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780061692031" target="_blank">Canada</a>. He also considers character motivation, aging, the usefulness of fiction, and the many border crossings in the novel.</p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p><p><em>First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.</em></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 23883 at http://mtpr.org Richard Ford And The Usefulness Of Fiction "Traildog" Tales From Glacier National Park http://mtpr.org/post/traildog-tales-glacier-national-park <p>During this program, Christine Byl talks about her memoir, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780807001004" target="_blank">Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods</a>, which describes her experiences working on trail crews in national parks in Montana and Alaska.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:13:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 23459 at http://mtpr.org "Traildog" Tales From Glacier National Park "Magpie" http://mtpr.org/post/magpie <p></p><p>Magpie<br />infernally<br />multiple,<br />gangster-gaggle<br />in a poplar snag,<br />long liver,<br />egg sucker,<br />eater of eyes,<br />murderer of unfledged<br />nestlings,<br />carrion cleaner<br />of our own<br />assorted<br />homicides –<br />deer,<br />dog, feral<br />cats, porcupine, never<br />mind,<br />hardly<br />a blood trace<br />left<br />by the next<br />afternoon –<br />glorious harlequin<br />Magpie,<br />coal snow<br />burnt ash<br />night moon<br />examiner,<br />and us<br />except as surfeit<br />flesh<br />found<br />wanting.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:53:10 +0000 B. J. Buckley 23541 at http://mtpr.org "Magpie" Tribal Culture, Archeology, And Horses In Debut Novel http://mtpr.org/post/tribal-culture-archeology-and-horses-debut-novel <p>Malcolm Brooks talks about researching and writing his debut novel, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780802121646" target="_blank">Painted Horses</a>.</p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 23240 at http://mtpr.org Tribal Culture, Archeology, And Horses In Debut Novel " Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout" http://mtpr.org/post/mid-august-sourdough-mountain-lookout <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Down valley a smoke haze<br />Three days heat, after five days rain<br />Pitch glows on the fir-cones<br />Across rocks and meadows<br />Swarms of new flies.</span></font></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">I cannot remember things I once read<br />A few friends, but they are in cities.<br />Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup<br />Looking down for miles<br />Through high still air.</span></font></p><p>----------------------------------------------------------</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Gary Snyder 21919 at http://mtpr.org " Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout" Kenneth Turan's Fifty-Four Film Favorites http://mtpr.org/post/kenneth-turans-fifty-four-film-favorites <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan talks about and reads from his book <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9781586483968" target="_blank">Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film</a>.</span></p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 22792 at http://mtpr.org Kenneth Turan's Fifty-Four Film Favorites "What Silence Is" http://mtpr.org/post/what-silence <p>The Adagio in Rachmaninoff's<br /><em>Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor</em><br />is so sweet-sad you stop what<br />you're doing, you can hardly<br />turn your ears from its deliberate<br />infiltration, you remember<br />what you didn't want to remember,<br />the sweetness of early love,<br />the sad days and nights that follow,<br />the way days and nights collapse<br />into one another in the fury of live<br />which is so like what later you call hate,<br />there are no laws for this, shrapnel, shards,<br />shattering, the indistinctness, the disappearances, Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Stan Sanvel Rubin 21927 at http://mtpr.org "What Silence Is" Freedom, Anarchy, and Suspicion in Northwestern Montana http://mtpr.org/post/freedom-anarchy-and-suspicion-northwestern-montana <p>Smith Henderson talks about and reads from his debut novel, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780062286444" target="_blank">Fourth of July Creek</a>.</p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 22636 at http://mtpr.org Freedom, Anarchy, and Suspicion in Northwestern Montana "The Solitude of Ophelia" http://mtpr.org/post/solitude-ophelia <p><br />...We know what we are, but know not what we may be... Hamlet, IV. v 44<br /><br />My eyes open, lettuce leaves,<br />curling cabbages to look bitter inside<br />my terror, a skinned spine.<br />Creature of death, I welcome and eat you without pain.<br /><br />The monster heart<br />gone to weeds.<br />I make mental contact with the lovers<br />watching TV in hotel rooms, share<br />wine with the carpet, spend<br />every buck I have.<br />Sell the typewriter.<br /><br />The fear snake arrives in the sky.<br />I watch neighbors leave for work.<br />We have nothing in common Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Shaun Gant 21925 at http://mtpr.org "The Solitude of Ophelia" Treasure State Readers: Anthologies From Bangtail Press http://mtpr.org/post/treasure-state-readers-anthologies-bangtail-press <p>Publisher Allen Jones talks about "re-invigorating" Bangtail Press and three recently-released anthologies of Montana writers, the Treasure State Readers.</p><p><strong>Montana Bookstore Readers</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:47 +0000 Chérie Newman 22342 at http://mtpr.org Treasure State Readers: Anthologies From Bangtail Press