This has been a week of loss for us, with the deaths of Peter Ostroushko and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A musician and a poet gone.
I think this is a good weekend to think about and celebrate our favorite folk musicians and poets. I had never in my life experienced folk music until 1981 when I first attended the Winnipeg Folk Festival. It was an absolutely magical experience, and I was immediate hooked. I attended every Winnipeg festival every year I lived there, and many after we left. When we moved back to the States in 1986, I finally had radio access to PHC, and not long after that I found the Morning Show. The rest is history.
Poetry appreciation has always been a stretch for me, but I have come to understand and love it with the gentle assistance of the Baboons. Thank you, all.
What are your favorite poems? What are your favorite folk groups, festivals, and songs? What do you think is important for us to hear and read right now?