Chris Dombrowski

Front Row Center
3:15 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

15th Annual Montana Festival Of The Book

15th Annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book

Kim Anderson, Associate Director of Humanities Montana, talks with Michael Marsolek about the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book. This is the 15th anniversary of one of the biggest cultural happenings in the Northwest.

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Monday Poems
6:34 am
Mon January 27, 2014

"Study for the Ridgeline Blue in Winter"

by cold water, poems by Chris Dombrowski

Throbs up from the darkening draws, eluding
dusk's clutch. Calls out and the owl
calls back, answering with her own ample koan.
When the world was flat we thought darkness
fell. Now we know it rises firelike from earth,
spindling up the oaks' trunks, engulfing
ridge and canopy.
                      The resulting smoke, then—
hue of a breath exhaled by a late-arriving disciple
come to examine the charred chaos of day
(such a staunch monk!) igniting itself again—
the odorless remains.
                       Then. The hanging

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