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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

August 30, 2009


Heather Derr-Smith – Boundary Waters

Heather Derr-Smith reads from her new book The Bride Minaret the poems "Boundary Waters" and "Song of Palaces."

August 23, 2009


Khaled Mattawa – Pyramid of Khufu…

Jenny Kander reads a selection of poems from Khaled Mattawa's book Ismailia Eclipse (Sheep Meadow Press, 1996).

August 16, 2009


Roger Pfingston – Happy Birthday To Me…

Having turned 69 in "09," Bloomington poet Roger Pfingston says he's not looking forward to 70, but considering his options, turning 70 is better than not...

August 9, 2009


Margaret Squires – Graduation…

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Margaret Squires reads her poems "Graduation," "From the Deep Romantic Chasm the Woman with the Wry Smile Speaks," and more.

August 2, 2009


Poetry of David Wagoner – Whistling…

On this edition of The Poets Weave, host Jenny Kander reads David Wagoner's poem "Whistling," and a set of his didactic poems.

July 26, 2009


Heather Derr-Smith – One Season from Another…

Heather Derr-Smith reads from her new book The Bride Minaret.

July 12, 2009


Margaret Squires – Dancing Fey…

Bloomington poet Margaret Squires reads a set of her poems that celebrate the local live music scene.

July 5, 2009


Bonnie Maurer – In Rohall’s Diner…

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

June 28, 2009


Maxine Kumin – from Say This of Horses

Jenny Kander reads poems by Maxine Kumin from the book Say This of Horses.

June 21, 2009


Heather Derr-Smith – Cover, Bloom, & Iraqi-Style Fish Shop

Poet Heather Derr-Smith reads from her new book The Bride Minaret.

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