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Jerred Metz - Episode 87

Jerred Metz - Episode 87

July 3, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews author, Jerred Metz. Jerred has had many careers beginning with English professor and returning to it after two and a half decades in 2002. He taught creative writing at the University of Minnesota, Webster College in St. Louis, and Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. He is the author of six poetry books and six prose books and his latest book is Bellicourt Tunnel: The crowning battle of the Great War. You can learn more about Jerred and his writing at his website, jerredmetz.com

BibliObservatory - Episode 5 (English)

BibliObservatory - Episode 5 (English)

May 24, 2019

The poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera (Fowler, California), came to South Carolina for the Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Celebration and stopped by to visit BibliObservatory. He shared some of the stories that he heard when he was a child, family stories that surprised him and filled him with wonder. He also retold some of his favorite childhood experiences. They are memories filled with affection, challenges, sparks, and verbal games. Discover in this episode how those stories and experiences took Juanito, a migrant child, toward the path of poetry.

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BibliObservatorio - Episodio 5 (Español)

BibliObservatorio - Episodio 5 (Español)

May 24, 2019

El poeta laureado Juan Felipe Herrera (Fowler, California), vino a Carolina del Sur para la celebración del evento Mentes Juveniles Soñadoras y pasó a visitar BibliObservatorio. Compartió algunos de los cuentos que escuchaba de niño. Eran historias de su familia que le sorprendían y le maravillaban.  Relató también algunas de sus vivencias predilectas de esa época. Son memorias llenas de afecto, retos, chispa y juegos verbales.  Descubra en este episodio cómo esas historias y experiencias llevaron a Juanito, un niño migrante, por los caminos de la poesía.

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SC Country Roads with Tom Poland - Episode 82

SC Country Roads with Tom Poland - Episode 82

May 2, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Tom Poland's recent book, South Carolina Country Roads – Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & other Vanishing Charms published by History PressTom is the author of fourteen books and more than 2,000 magazine features and columns. He writes about the South, its people, and culture and he travels back roads looking for forgotten places to bring back to life. 

From Our Collection - Poetry - Episode 81

From Our Collection - Poetry - Episode 81

April 24, 2019

In this episode, Sarah and Kerry discuss some poetry-related items from our collection. Kerry tells us all about Helen von Kolnitz Hyer who was the second poet laureate of South Carolina and has three different books in our collection. Sarah talks about two books: A Season in the Hour: Poems from the Prisons of South Carolina from Frank Graziano and Home is Where: an Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas from Kwame Dawes.

Books by Helen von Kolnitz Hyer: