Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. Our guest today is poet and humanities scholar Roger Dunsmore.
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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. (Read Roger Dunsmore's full bio.)
Dunsmore's latest collection of poetry is titled, You're Just Dirt.
Roger Dunsmore lives with his wife, Jenny Fallien, in Dillon, Montana.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Read an interview with TWQ producer Chérie Newman on the Humanities Montana Web site.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.
This program included music by Springhill, Aaron Minnick, Michael Marsolek, and Lawrence Duncan.
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