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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Richard Bausch on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist and short story master Richard Bausch spends the full hour with Marrie Stone talking about his latest collection, Living in the Weather of the World. He talks about his early influences in writing, his connection to poetry, and his approach to the short story. Along the way, he dissects some of the stories in his collection, from first spark to final edit. All the while, he shares his wisdom, recites a little poetry, and even renders the last few stanzas of a song.

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(Broadcast date: May 23, 2018)


Mayra Calvani said...

What a wonderful interview! Can I have the title of the poem about cremation that Richard mentioned? Is it from one of his books? Thank you!

Marrie said...

Thanks so much for your feedback, Mayra. I loved Richard, too. The poem is by Robinson Jeffers from "Rock & Hawk", 1957.


It nearly cancels my fear of death, my dearest said,
When I think of cremation. To rot in the earth
Is a loathsome end, but to roar up in flame – besides, I
am used to it,
I have flamed with love or fury so often in my life,
No wonder my body is tired, no wonder it is dying.
We had a great joy of my body. Scatter the ashes.