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The practice who think differently about waste. And I think that’s an important part if I can throw out there , I have got book lunch coming up rather than doing a kind of very traditional book launch . I’m going to be doing a brief reading from the book and then I’ve actually invited 3 of the local artists to be with me in there . So if Kenya will be there , why it tender , who currently works for new walkie but was a graduating senior and I decided to write about a student work in the book and then Lisa Moline , who is one of their progenitor of the overpass like brigades with 3 local artists will be on a panel with me talking about this stuff , going to be so cool . I’m excited about . Yeah . They’re great you know as a teacher and a writer and artists to me . Discussions are so on .
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But Daniel Stern is in Milwaukee-based visual artist , an associate professor of art and design at UW Milwaukee he hosts a release for his book ecological esthetics tonight at Boswell book company there is more information about the work and its author at WWF ..com one more break and then we’ll speak with another writer who launches his new book on Friday at Boswell to Wisconsin poet DeWitt Clinton shares his remarkable journey when like effect continues in a moment , and.
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It’s like effect I mentioned hike and I am Audrey now ski young Cooper the Day of Atonement ended last night at sundown. It’s generally considered the holiest day of the year . In Judaism , years ago , it’s a day that might have gone by unnoticed by DeWitt Clinton Clinton was raised as a Methodist in Kansas .
But he came to Judaism and other spiritual traditions later in life. After he was already established as a poet Clinton’s latest book of poetry is his first in some years , it’s called at the end of the war and what Clinton , who is also a professor emeritus at UW-Whitewater joins us in the studio to talk about his work he starts by reading an appropriate poem for this week . It is a poem , based on the biblical Book of Jonah entitled a reading for Yom Kippur .
I took that reckon as part soil and all carried it with me , attracting black flies aphids even snails found comfort and what was barely left in my arms I knew this was all I could ever become. I didn’t want anything ever again the day returning home , were the most pleasant walks with fine persons who had not yet come into God’s mind my only taste red lentils and stone ground bread , what else is there on journeys like this . I’ve discovered most men will become genuine that has given me the greatest comfort . Now when I across our worry . I wonder if a flash flood won’t carry me far away holding tight onto my part only then do I think back to that place those and then our rights are the only ones I truly think about all the time . In fact I despise them . I still wonder why God thought so much of them .
That is why I wrap my arms around this Portree. It’s only then when I draw some comfort . I know I shouldn’t I should love man but I really don’t want . The only time I found the world wondrous was deep inside that marvelous fish .
Someday I will tell you what I saw it bears repeating. Even now , as you read my end of that and you’re all synagogues making such a big belly ache out of my sad life I have to tell you the morning I woke to find that pitiful plant wept so much but I feel better now . So don’t make too much of what you hear this afternoon sometime . I will tell you who I saw there and what the world would become in the meantime , go read your story and I will wait . We will meet soon enough . Wow .
Reading for Yom Kippur that’s do it. Clinton reading for us on lake effect . First of all , thank you so much , and welcome to the shelf .
Thank you to pleasure to be here.
First of all you’re marvelous reader that was there , it was you had me and I hope everyone in the palm of your hand.
I think what helped was taking a class back in college days called oral interpretation and we had to practice and practice and practice our lines and a lot of it was dramatic readings of poetry and prose. I think there were some contests in high school and college for that .
So I’ve I’ve tried to piece together your personal history through reading your poetry and other writing but I was hoping if I pieced it together correctly to have you walk us through how a Methodist minister son from Kansas ended up Jewish poets in Milwaukee.
Yes , there is quite a journey , I think I’ve been very drawn to the study. Religion . I can’t say that I have all of the profound traditional beliefs of the different religions , but yes I started out with intentions of being a Methodist minister and Kansas , just like my father and my grandfather in Florida but I ended up in Vietnam , and when I came home , I had no interest in the seminary . I thought maybe I could be a lay person and then I’d it just that didn’t work out , I just sort of drifted away . And then my wife had been studying with survivor from Nazi Germany Herman while and after several weeks of study she invited me to come to the synagogue . I didn’t even know what a synagogue look like I had no understanding whatsoever of Judaism . All I knew was something called the Old Testament , I had never heard of Tara .
I was completely.
Mesmerized by that evening. And I still am . It’s what drew me to Judaism . After such a long hiatus and because of my college experience of teaching at UW-Whitewater I began teaching or providing introductory section . 2 other religions and Daoism came in and Hinduism , which really baffled everyone and Buddhism and stoicism and all those religious and spiritual practices have sort of washed over me . I am a convert to Judaism but probably 2 lots of other religious practices as well as far as practicing their religion and and and ascribing to all of the rituals I’m I’m probably not there yet , but I am I’m drawn to stoicism to Buddhism to Judaism .
I have lost a little interest. Methodism .
Yeah , well , and the other thing that also strikes me about so many different faith traditions and faiths. I guess is that so many of their writings . When you read them . They feel very much like poetry .
Absolutely. Most of the religions that I’ve come across the regulators for Hinduism . The part of Buddhism so much of the Hebrew Bible or Torah House pages and pages of poetry . I don’t recall too much poetry and Methodist church services . Except for the hymns and such , but it’s beautiful poetry and all these traditions stoicism has no poetry and that’s the last sort of philosophy are philosophical practice that I introduced to students at UW-Whitewater . It’s more of a philosophical therapeutic practice of life but certainly many of the citrus and Buddhism . How are beautiful and prose as well as in poetry .
If this is how you came to to Judaism and Taoism and Buddhism and and these other traditions. How did you come to poetry .
It all goes back to my Methodist College in Kansas Southwestern College I was taking a class from the one poet in residence there and I had written a very clumsy Christmas peace.