Colin Kowal relates a story about a maybe job interview of John Trudell’s before singing his chosen poem.

Colin Kowal relates a story about a maybe job interview of John Trudell’s before singing his chosen poem.

Oh for the love of poetry, it’s happened again

It was another excellent and well-attended night at the library filled with a pageant of poetry.

It was another excellent and well-attended night at the library filled with a pageant of poetry that ranged from the light to the heart of darkness. And again it was standing room only (fortunately, there was standing room around the snack table, and those delicious cheese cookies).

From the lightness of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Swing” to the end of the human chapter in world history in Charles Bukowski’s “Born Into This,” the poems were the particular loves of their presenters. Colin Kowal set Wendell Berry’s “The Farmer Among the Tombs” to music, and Mary Oliver’s poems were chosen by both Molly Bell and Trish Huesken.

Each reading was a delicious jewel for the audience’s ears, and after the reciting was done, there was nothing left to do but eat delicious cheese cookies.