Back at the Table

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from the Deer Tracks Podcast! Poems for this episode:"Thanksgiving" by Edgar Albert Guest"The Pumpkin" by John Greenleaf Whittier"A Boy in Church" by Robert Graves James also reads Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 which you can find a copy here. If you have a creative work that you would…Read more Back at the Table

Spooky Stories with Evan Anstey

James and old friend of the podcast Evan Anstey read scary campfire stories, a poem, and discuss what's good and not so good about the horror/thriller genre. Music:"Grim Grinning Ghosts" (from "The Haunted Mansion")By The Melomen & Paul Frees & Betty Taylor & Bill Lee & Thurl RavenscroftOn the¬†Walt Disney World Official Album "Here and…Read more Spooky Stories with Evan Anstey

Recapturing Humanity

Welcome to another season of Deer Tracks! Poems for this episode are: "The Spear" by James Kibby"Upon the Annunciation and Passion Falling Upon One Day" by John Donne"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman If you have a work that you would like featured on our blog site or heard during a future episode, you…Read more Recapturing Humanity

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

Death & Glory

Works for this episode are: -An excerpt from the novel Cuckoo by Robert Kerins -Death and Sleep Carry Tecumseh by Max Warfield Thank you to Max and Robert for submitting their work to be heard on the Deer Tracks Podcast. For more of Max's writing go to: https://www.amazon.com/Max-Warfield/e/B01MDUJIRN?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1618809501&sr=8-2 For more of Robert's writing including his…Read more Death & Glory

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

Wild Nights! – With Emily Dickinson

By James Kibby I understand the title of this post is a bit provocative, but it got you here, right? Before you jump off this post believing it's click bait, just keep reading to find out what Danica McKellar looks like now... She played Winnie Cooper on the popular TV series The Wonder Years, and…Read more Wild Nights! – With Emily Dickinson

“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!”

Brontosaurus for a Quarter

This is part one of an interview James did with author, poet, playwright, kanjam enthusiast, and future lead singer of the Zombies (listen to find out how) Thomas H. Iak. In this episode we get to know Tom a little and talk about his short stories, Farewell Earthlings and Mother May I, and his play…Read more Brontosaurus for a Quarter

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