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

When the Morning Comes (A Civil War Ballad)

By James Kibby 19th Century America is one of my favorite periods in American history to study because it was in this century that the U.S. established itself as a superpower and faced it's greatest challenge as a nation: civil war. It's crazy to think about how bloody this war was, how bitter the sentiments…Read more When the Morning Comes (A Civil War Ballad)

One Man’s Garage…

In this episode James discusses his approach to songwriting specifically for his album One Man Garage Band. Songs featured from the album are:"Old John Henry""Wake Up From Your Dreams (Open Your Eyes)""Back in the Light" To purchase a copy of James' album as well as learn more about his other projects go to: jrkibbymusic.bandcamp.com Also,…Read more One Man’s Garage…