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Roger Dunsmore

From: KUFM - Montana Public Radio
Series: The Write Question
Length: 29:01

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Roger Dunsmore talks about writing poetry, about his adventures as a humanities scholar, and why he settled his restless self in Montana. He also reads several poems from his new collection, YOU'RE JUST DIRT, plus a new poem.

Yourejustdirt_small Dunsmore grew up in small farming communities in Michigan and Pennsylvania before moving to Western Montana to teach composition at the University of Montana in 1963. In addition to 45 years of teaching at universities, a catholic school, and the state prison in Deerlodge, Montana, Dunsmore was the Arizona Humanities Council's Scholar-in-Residence at the largest Indian high school in the U.S. on the Navajo Reservation. He has published five volumes of poetry, a collection of essays about Native American literature, and has been short listed -- twice -- to the governor for the position of Poet Laureate of Montana.

Dunsmore's latest collection of poetry is titled, YOU'RE JUST DIRT.

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Dunsmore grew up in small farming communities in Michigan and Pennsylvania before moving to Western Montana to teach composition at the University of Montana in 1963. In addition to 45 years of teaching at universities, a catholic school, and the state prison in Deerlodge, Montana, Dunsmore was the Arizona Humanities Council's Scholar-in-Residence at the largest Indian high school in the U.S. on the Navajo Reservation. He has published five volumes of poetry, a collection of essays about Native American literature, and has been short listed -- twice -- to the governor for the position of Poet Laureate of Montana.

Dunsmore's latest collection of poetry is titled, YOU'RE JUST DIRT.

Timing and Cues

music bed from 14:00 to 15:00

Related Website

http://www.mtpr.net/program_info/2010-05-27-541