When she was 19 Barbara encountered a poem that jumped off the page and dropped her to her knees. It was the elegy 'for jane' by Charles Bukowski. She never forgot the experience of discovering that poetry could have breath and life. Some years later the death of her beloved longtime correspondent CoCo drove Barbara into the arms of poetry for good. She has been reading and writing it ever since.
Poets and Minstrels
Thursdays 5 pm - 6 pm
Available to listen to on Radio Free America for two weeks after every broadcast.