Tuesday, September 2, 2008

More Rhina love

Thanks to a reader, my attention was drawn to the fact that our own Rhina Espaillat is today's featured poet on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac."

As you may or may not know, Rhina lives in the Port and was co-founder of the Powow River Poets.

She was also the honoree at this year's Newburyport Literary Festival.

While I was interviewing Rhina a little more than a year ago now, when she was being honored by the Powow River Poets with that cherry tree in front of the library, she told me that the Internet has done more to popularize poetry than anything else or anyone else could have done.

So hooray for Rhina and hooray for the re-birth of interest in poetry!

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