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Poems to Listen By: Black Bird Soirée 01—Elementary
This month, Laurie Klein’s latest audio series takes flight with crow poems from Megan Willome in Black Bird Soirée.
Poems to Listen By: Time Lines 1—Sonnet 18
Laurie Klein and her 96 year old mentor Pat Stien kick off a new Poems to Listen By series by reading Sonnets 18 and 73 in Time Lines.
Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck 06—Lunula
Laurie Klein’s Moonstruck series takes us to a poetic reflection on motherhood and the moon with Susan Cowger’s “Lunula.”
Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck 05—Moonchild
The latest episode of Moonstruck in Laurie Klein’s Poems to Listen by reflects on poems that speak to childhood traumas with a poem by Lucille Clifton and Reuben Jackson’s poem about Trayvon Martin.
Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck 04—Delicate
The moon is full of mystery and delicate secrets. In this episode of Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck, Laurie Klein reads L.L. Barkat’s “Delicate.”
Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck 03—A Pause in the Sky
In this episode of Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck, Laurie Klein reflects on the moon and passage of time with Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Gregory Orr and Kelli Russell Agodon.
Poems to Listen By: Heart & Soil 08—Zinfandel
Laurie Klein concludes her “Heart & Soil” Poems to Listen By podcast series with Jane Mead’s “Where the Zinfandel Pass Their Seasons in Mute Rows.”
Poems to Listen By: Heart & Soil 02—News from the Underground
In this episode of Heart & Soil, Laurie Klein’s podcast of Poems to Listen by, enjoy this reflection on News from the Underground, and how the pesky creatures beneath our feet help restore the soil.
Poems to Listen By: Heart & Soil—01 What Are Poets For?
In the first episode of a new Poems to Listen By audio series, Laurie Klein shares a poem from Meredith Stricker and asks, What are poets for?
Poems to Listen By: Under the Canopy 09—Eternity [Bonus Episode]
In a bonus Under the Canopy episode, Laurie Klein shares “Eternity” from Tracy K. Smith, reminding us to consider, where would we be without trees?
Poems to Listen By: Sharing the Canopy 08—Poetics
Trees and tree poems are an apt reflection of the writing process. In the eighth episode of Under the Canopy, Laurie Klein shares a poem from A. R. Ammons.
Poems to Listen By: Sharing the Canopy 07—The Maples of Dachau
In the latest Poems to Listen By: Under the Canopy episode, Laurie Klein shares a poignant poem with a darker understory.
Poems to Listen By: Under the Canopy 04—Maple Grove
Can a tree seduce? Be flirtatious? Enjoy these poems in Laurie Klein’s latest Poems to Listen By podcast, and you decide.
Poems to Listen By: Under the Canopy 03—Benedictus
In her latest Under the Canopy episode, Laurie Klein reflects on the way trees remind us of eternity and mortality, with poetry from Paul Willis and Luci Shaw.
Poems to Listen By: Sharing the Canopy 02—Motherhood
In the latest Poems to Listen By: Under the Canopy podcast, Laurie Klein shares “Motherhood” from Diane Loretta Walker and considers the stories trees hold inside.
Poems to Listen By: Sharing the Canopy 01—Under the Black Oaks
In honor of the holiday season, join Laurie Klein for the first in a delightful new series, Poems to Listen By—Sharing the Canopy: 8 Ways Trees Embody Our Stories. Our holiday episode features Pablo Neruda, Chicken Little, and Stephen Dunn’s “Under the Black Oaks.”
Friendship Onstage and Off: Walking with the Wind
A sudden interruption and the whole play’s at risk—at least for actress Laurie Klein. The director remains a friend, wise and warm, as the drama unfolds.
Regional Tour: Booklover Footloose in Wonderland (Yellowstone National Park)
Laurie Klein takes us on a breathtaking regional (and literary) tour of Yellowstone National Park, complete with geysers, thermophiles and the Morning Glory Pool.
Regional Tour: Borrowed Time at the Maui Ocean Center
A trip to Maui Ocean Center’s vast aquarium offers opportunity for Laurie Klein to contemplate how a place can envelop as well as imprint itself on the soul.