“History” warns us of what we might become and what we were in innocence. Be warned and help turn away from to where we may slide. http://www.splitthisrock.org/poetry-database/poem/history1. Linda Hogan, an Emeritus Fellow, is a Chickasaw novelist, essayist, and environmentalist, was born in Denver, Colorado. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and an […]

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This interview is published in the current issue of The Poetry Project Newsletter (#246), edited by Betsy Fagin. Subscribe to the PPNL or read back issues. On November 27, 2015, Patricia Spears Jones and I met in my apartment to discuss the poems in her recently published book, A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press). Later the interview […]

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Arts on Air: Mary Jo Neitz

Drawing water from the well and drinking from the well of inspiration to link science and sociology with culture and emotions through stories. Listen to Debbie’s interview with Mary Jo Neitz and see how these connect.

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Arts on Air: Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham discusses her inspiration for the The Maeve Chronicles and her works as a fiction writer. Mary Magdalen comes through in many different manners as a character for Elizabeth, and she discusses her creative processes. Cunningham also has a passion for singing blues and bluegrass so we even get to hear the resurrection poem […]

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Arts on Air: Allison Hedge Coke

Allison Hedge Coke draws from stories transmitted from family, elders and deep tradition to inspire her writings. Painful history becomes art addressed in this discussion with Debbie. It’s not easy to listen to the reality that became Blood Run but unavoidable to see the real history.

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Arts on Air: John Briggs

John Briggs discusses his works as both a science and fiction writer, not to be confused with “science fiction” writer. He is the author and co- author of many non-fiction books on aesthetics in physics, including fractals and the patterns of chaos. Join John and Debbie as they discuss what event or theme in his […]

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Arts on Air: Debbie Wood Holton

Tune in to podcasts hosted by our very own Debbie Wood Holton as she explores culture, community, spirit, and commitment.  In this podcast she discusses these issues as herself to give a template for interviews with other BEI fellows.

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Interview with Mary Swander

(Dawson)We have on the phone BEI fellow and scholar, author, professor, and Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander to talk to her about her insights on performance.  At this year’s Black Earth Institute annual gathering of fellows and scholars we will be focusing on all types of performance and their place in today’s culture and how […]

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Dr. Deborah Wood Holton Interview

“Black Earth Fellow Dr. Deborah Wood Holton Receives National Recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities” By: Dawson Bancroft-Short with the Black Earth Institute   (Dawson) Today we are here at Brigit Rest, the home of the Black Earth Institute in Black Earth, Wisconsin and we are speaking to one of the original fellows […]

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