Poet and essayist Dana Wildsmith was a guest poet during the 2011 National Poetry Month celebration at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. In this edition of Poetry Cafe, Wildsmith reads and discusses some of her work with UCBA Professor Rhonda Pettit and her writing class.
Dana Wildsmith grew up in south Georgia, the daughter of a methodist minister active in working for social justice. She earned a BA in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College. She currently lives in north Georgia, working to preserve a 125-year-old family farm in the midst of encroaching development. Wildsmith teaches adults of many nationalities in the English Literacy program of Lanier Technical College. Her recent books include a collection of autobiographical essays, Back to Abnormal: Surviving With An Old Farm In the New South, and a book of poems, One Good Hand.
2012 University of Cincinnati
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