Chris Ransick Celebration

On September 21, 2019, Lighthouse welcomed back former Denver Poet Laureate and Beacon Award for Excellence in Teaching instructor Chris Ransick for a book release and homecoming celebration. Chris read from his latest collection of poems, Mummer Prisoner Scavenger Thief, as well as from his numerous other books. Prior to the reading, we recorded a number of Chris's friends and former students reading their favorite poems of his; their recordings precede Chris's reading on this podcast, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Table of Contents

0:35
“Dream at the Intersection,” “Sunday Morning at the corner of Lost and Forgotten”
—Roger Wehling

4:22
“Does the Bear Own Roger?” “Canoe Canoe”
—Gail Benezra

 8:19
“Kelsey on the Swing,” “To a friend on the Death of Her Mother”
—Roxanne Banks Malia

10:28
“Imagination Man,” “Coomb Song”
—Harriot Stratton

16:00
“Write as if You Have Something to Say”
—Kirsten Morgan

20:58
“Dream of the Author”
—Kim O’Connor

23:15
“What the Houseplant Said,” “Liminal Hymnal,” “Ghost in the Wen”
—Dee Casalaina

26:40 seconds
“Cooking Lesson,” “Why I Gave Away my Wings”
—Shirley Sullivan

30:53 seconds
“Driving Nails by Hand,” “Oil and Water”
—Kathleen Willard

35:01
“Elegy for Rosa”
—Carolyn Jennings

36:58
“Dream of the Skydiver,” “I take the Kids to Putah Creek in Winter”
—J Diego Frey

41:40
“Misfortune Cookies,” “Before the Forest”
—Ginny Hoyle

45:10
“Bread and Anger: A Prayer,” “A Friend Stops By to Say She’s Dead”
—Joy Roulier Sawyer

48:58
“Walking Into the Storm,” “Oblation”
—Martha Kalin

51:55
“When the Buzzards Return to Crestone,” “Here, She Said”
—Connie Zumpf

54:42
“Dream of the Leaving”
—Joe Hutchison

56:40 seconds
“I Will Not Argue with the Cucumber Plant”
—Dan Manzanares

58:38 seconds
“What The Boy I Was Tells the Man I Am”
—Michael Henry

61:20
“Ataraxia”
—Annette Taylor

62:35
Ken Weaver
“Encounter” (by Roger Wehling)
“Does the Bear Own Roger?”

64:58
“Mother, Dying”
David J Rothman

66:40
Chris Ransick Reading
At Lighthouse Writers Workshop
September 21, 2019

 

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