poetry http://mtpr.org en "Montana Inventory" http://mtpr.org/post/montana-inventory <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">At 85 miles an hour an insect splattered<br />like saffron on the windshield<br />and a white cloud in blue sky above the<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; speed-curried bug</span></font></p><p>-------------------------------------------------------------------</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Richard Brautigan 21918 at http://mtpr.org "Montana Inventory" "To Carry Water" http://mtpr.org/post/carry-water <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:25:35 +0000 Chris Dombrowski 21590 at http://mtpr.org "To Carry Water" "Jada" http://mtpr.org/post/jada <p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:15:34 +0000 Robert Lee 21255 at http://mtpr.org "Jada" Minerva Allen - Nakoda Sky People http://mtpr.org/post/minerva-allen-nakoda-sky-people <p>During this program, Minerva Allen talks about her role as a guardian of tribal culture. She also reads from her collection of poetry, <a href="http://www.fvcc.edu/many-voices-press/publications/nakoda-sky-people.html" target="_blank">Nakoda Sky People</a>, and from <em>Stories from the Elders: Nakoda Horse Society</em>.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:42:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 18774 at http://mtpr.org Minerva Allen - Nakoda Sky People Tami Haaland, Montana's Poet Laureate http://mtpr.org/post/tami-haaland-montanas-poet-laureate <p></p><p></p><p>5/13/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Home Ground</a>:" Merriam Webster's dictionary defines "poem" as "a composition in verse, especially a highly developed, imaginative one." Poetry enjoys great popularity in some cultures, but not in the U.S. Does this matter? Can something be done about it? <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-dambrosio/montana-poet-laureate-tam_b_4270691.html" target="_blank">Tami Haaland</a>, raised on a farm on the Hi-Line, thinks it does and it can. She's Montana's poet laureate.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 18779 at http://mtpr.org Tami Haaland, Montana's Poet Laureate Remembering Well and Raising Hell http://mtpr.org/post/remembering-well-and-raising-hell <p>5/5/2014 - If you’d ask most people, they’d rather stay at home and watch a <em>Seinfeld</em> rerun than go to a poetry reading. Yet almost imperceptibly poetry enriches our lives and generates cultural growth and change. Think about it. Add up all the myriad poetry-related activities: readings, workshops, symposia, retreats, undergraduate and MFA programs at universities, books, zines, websites, spoken word recordings, then throw in lyric writing for theater and the multi-billion dollar music industry. Thu, 01 May 2014 14:36:45 +0000 Sue Ginn 18454 at http://mtpr.org Remembering Well and Raising Hell "Birds of a Feather" http://mtpr.org/post/birds-feather <p>Each spring the hummingbirds hover<br />over the same place on my patio<br />Where twenty-four years ago hung<br />a red plastic feeder filled with sugar water<br /><br />Four or five fowl generations later<br />through some unfathomable feat<br />these offspring flutter wings over<br />empty air in worship of this sacred spot<br /><br />And I wonder if my great grandparents<br />fed off the magnificence of the Rio Grande<br />Where it divides New Mexican high desert<br />Blood of Christ Mountains on one side<br />and burnt amber sunset on the other<br /> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Ellaraine Lockie 13605 at http://mtpr.org "Birds of a Feather" "Emerald" http://mtpr.org/post/emerald <p>Unbidden, a green memory<br />sprang forth, so overwhelming<br />in its clarity, it leapt across<br />three quarters of a century:<br />I stood before a counter-top<br />of jewelry, eye height, beside<br />my father who had brought me to<br />that "five and dime" store in the Bronx.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Among the many rings displayed,<br />one gleaming emerald shone there<br />surpassing all the rest, and, firmly set<br />within a silver band, it was on sale<br />just for one dollar that my father<br />told the saleslady I'd saved. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Robert Pack 16207 at http://mtpr.org "Emerald" Pigs, Poems, and the Purpose of Farming http://mtpr.org/post/pigs-poems-and-purpose-farming <p><span class="piece-description-lead">During this program, Josh Slotnick talks about the art of farming, pigs, and his new poetry collection, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780931053627" target="_blank">FarmHome</a>. He also reads a few poems. </span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:13:21 +0000 Chérie Newman 15536 at http://mtpr.org Pigs, Poems, and the Purpose of Farming "A Cold Night" http://mtpr.org/post/cold-night <p>Heavy with ancient memories of grace<br />and the ghosts of a thousand riders,<br />the solitary horse moves slowly down from the canyon<br />of deep winter shadows<br />towards a moon trapped in river ice.<br /><br />Diamonds sift down from a cottonwood<br />onto quivering yellow-white haunches;<br />a cold night for crossing frozen water,<br />a cold night for an old dreaming gypsy horse<br />to step over the moon.</p><p>-----------------------------------------------------</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:31:00 +0000 Philip J. Burgess 15307 at http://mtpr.org "A Cold Night"