Monday, April 13, 2009

Stanford English Professor reads Stafford Poem on NPR.

Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems Cover
John Felstiner was on NPR this morning to promote his new book, 'Can Poetry Save the Earth?'. He answers this question throught the voices of many poets, from William Carlos Williams to an eight year old boy named El'Jay Johnson. On the program he reads Stafford's, 'The Well Rising'.  It was read in response to the reporter asking him to pick just one poem that might save the Earth. Here is a link to the whole segment on NPR. Thanks to Kim Stafford and John Felstiner for alerting us to this segment.  Felstiner's Book can be found at:
- Doug Erickson 

John Felstiner

1 comment:

  1. this is El'Jay Johnson...the eight year old boy (now nineteen) who wrote "Just Imagine. thank you for appreciating my poem enough to use it in your book.i appreciate it!