Building an Isthmus

Poems for this episode: "To My Mother" by Edgar Allan Poe"The Winter Moon" by James Robert Kibby"You Can't Beat the Beech Tree" by Tiffany Clark""Hope" is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickinson Check out Tiffany's Book Memories: Guiding Us Through Life For more about the American Beech Tree click here For more information about…Read more Building an Isthmus

The Sap of Spring

This week we focus on resurrection. Poems for this episode are: "My Heart Leaps Up" by William Wordsworth "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins "Death, be not proud" by John Donne "A Better Resurrection" by Christina Rossetti To submit your work for a chance to hear it on a future episode or see it on…Read more The Sap of Spring

With an Eye toward Eden

With an Eye toward Eden, She sits alone. Her mind a garden Filled with muses blooming, Dripping nectar in aromatic words For the quill-like tongue of the Bee, Who inquires of its chambers, Sips its mysteries, And reposits honey for progeny. "With an Eye toward Eden" written by James Robert Kibby For this episode, we…Read more With an Eye toward Eden

“First, to the Grand Canyon!”

This is part two of an interview James did with author, poet, playwright, kanjam enthusiast, dad joke teller, long time Buffalo Sabres fan, and cat lover Thomas H. Iak. In this episode we share some dad jokes, discuss Tom's joys and challenges with writing his first novel, and we acquaint ourselves with Seneca Grove's most…Read more “First, to the Grand Canyon!”

Apples in Bloom

We take a special look at a couple traditional ballads and some literary ballads. Works for this episode:"John Henry" traditional ballad performed by Pete Seeger from his Smithsonian Folkways album American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1 "Barbary Allen" traditional ballad performed by Jean Ritchie from her Smithsonian Folkways album Jean Ritchie: Ballads from Her Appalachian Family…Read more Apples in Bloom

Back and Back and Back

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.from The Giver by Lois Lowry Poems for this episode: "Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore" by William Shakespeare"The House on the Hill" by Edwin Arlington Robinson"Song: Memory, hither come"…Read more Back and Back and Back

Land Ho!

Welcome to another season of the Deer Tracks podcast! We've got some great things in store as we voyage through new waters. Poems for this episode:"Over the Sea our Galleys Went" by Robert Browning"The Forsaken Merman" by Matthew Arnold"The Chambered Nautilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr."Eternal Father, Strong to Save" by William Whiting Submit a…Read more Land Ho!