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Poems From The Letters Project

Shana Ritter reads new poems from a project based on letters exchanged between her parents during WWII. A brief conversation about The Letters Project follows.


Photo: ~dgies (flickr/Fotopedia)

A group of mailboxes.

“I longed to throw them out, but how could I get rid of something
that felt oddly like grace?

– Marie Howe from What the Angels Left

Shana Ritter is a writer and educator. A long-time resident of Bloomington, Indiana,  she is originally from New York.

Shana is a three-time recipient of the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Writing Grant.  Her new book Stairs of Separation, (which tells the story of her mother’s journey as an immigrant in the early 1920’s), can be found through Finishing Line Press (currently accepting pre-orders!).

Shana is currently working on a series of poems based on the letters exchanged by her parents during World War II.

In this episode, Shana reads “String,” “Recording,” and “The Mail.”

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