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Jenny Kander

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Jenny Kander moved to Bloomington in 1992. She received a Masters degree from the University of South Africa, and practiced as a grief counselor for 25 years before retiring in 1994 to focus on writing poetry. In 1999, Jenny began presenting The Poets Weave for WFIU. In her free time, Jenny enjoys writing, gardening, and knitting.

Recent posts by Jenny

June 7, 2009

 

Bonnie Maurer – Invitation…

Indianapolis poet, Bonnie Maurer, reads from her new book Reconfigured.

May 31, 2009

 

Ray Zdonek – Nocturnal . . .

Bloomington poet, Ray Zdonek, reads a selection of his works.

May 17, 2009

 

River Karner – Trying to Write . . .

Host Jenny Kander reads poems by Indiana-born poet, River Karner.

May 3, 2009

 

Eric Rensberger – Allegorical Scene…

Eric Rensberger lives, works and writes locally (Bloomington).  He says, “Both in reading and in writing poetry, I feel I am part of a vast conspiracy of archivists to correct the inventory of time.”

April 12, 2009

 

Charles Greer – Galloping Big May Trails…

Charles Greer has lived in southern Indiana more than 30 years, teaching at Indiana University.  He reads from a work-in-progress written in the Haibun form, which weaves short poetry – often haiku – with lyric prose.

March 29, 2009

 

Jane Hilberry – My Mother’s Beauty, Train Whistle, and Crazy Jane

Jane Hilberry teaches literature and creative writing at Colorado College.  Jenny Kander reads Hilberry’s poems “My Mothers Beauty,” “Train Whistle,” and “Crazy Jane.”

March 22, 2009

 

Eric Rensberger – Useful, Trillion, 2/26/09. . .

Eric Rensberger says, “I find my poems in my body, in the newspaper, and in the night.  I have to take great care in extracting them.”  He reads his poems “Useful,” Trillion,” “2/26/09,” “Moonlight,” and “What We Found” on this edition of The Poets Weave.

March 8, 2009

 

Mary Ramsay – Without a Porchlight…

Bloomington poet, Mary Ramsay will be turning 50 this year (2009), but her 9-year-old granddaughter says that she’s still not old.

March 1, 2009

 

Charles Greer – Late Winter…

Charles Greer has lived in southern Indiana more than 30 years, teaching at Indiana University.  He reads from a work-in-progress written in the Haibun form, which weaves short poetry – often haiku – with lyric prose.

February 22, 2009

 

F. Richard Thomas – The Journey at 65…

“Who can tell me the wind does not speak through the agave…” The opening lines of “44th Aniversary” by F. Richard “Dick” Thomas.  Jenny Kander reads his poems “The Journey at 65,” “Father, 1909-1978,” “Celebration,” “Free, ” and “44th Aniversary” on this episode of The Poets Weave.

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