By Julia Johnson High Plains BookFest lasted for four days. It was so memorable time! Doesn’t matter what genre you prefer. You could find all kind of pan- craft there. Ghost-story, non-fictions, scientific, detectives, true story about personal woman’s suffer, kid’s literature, poetry. Unfortunately some events took place simultaneously and was impossible to visit them all. So arose the question of a matter of life or death: “What to choose?! For example reading and discussion with women writers or meeting with indigenous writes of the U.S. and Canada?!”. Now you for sure understand how difficult it was - to make right choice! How ever fest was organized on very high level, so we very thankful to organizers. Special after they promised to repeat event next year. Last day of festival was held in a atmosphere of cosiness, friendliness and poetry. Poets, whose poetry went down in anthology “Poems across the Big Sky II” read their pieces in lobby of Dude Rancher Lodge. “William Carlos Williams famously asserted, It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack  of what is found there.    These   Montana   poems   share   the   news   we   need   to   hear   at   this   moment   in   our history,   our   shared   lives.   Reading   this   vivid,   engaging,   important   collection,   you will   be   brought   into   contact   with   the   physical   world   time   and   again   in   often surprising   ways.   The   wild   startles   and   frightens,   or   it   slows   us   down,   makes   us take   notice,   demands   our   focus. And   the   many   Native American   voices   included here   often   summon   a   deeper   spiritual   connection   to   place,   a   sense   of   deep   time, o    f      relationship   that   goes beyond   the   finite   self o    r      the   pressing   contemporary   rush.      How   do   Montanans   endure,   even   flourish   in   this outlandishly   wild   place?   Many   poems   show   the   work   of   living   here,   whether   at   a fast-food   restaurant   or   a   ranch   or   the   writing   table   (the   root   of   poetry   is   making). Work as survival, work as a practice that reveals   unexpected   talents,   work   as   a   means   of   making   sense   of   our   brief   but promising   lives.     And   love   and   humor   play   their   parts   too   in   dwelling   in   Montana, at   least   on   the   evidence   of   these   poems.   Consider   the   beauty   of   aging   partners sharing   their   fully   carnal   love,   or   a   young   couple   sharing   their   first   kiss   in   a   car,   or the   silliness   and   power   of   Coyote.   These   poems   provide   the   news   we   need   to thrive   in   Montana   they   are   necessary   as   water,   stunning   as   sky”   -   wrote   in   his review Ken Egan , Executive Director of Humanities Montana --Humanities Montana 2016 Who   missed   that   magic   occasion   and   now   very   sorry   about   it,   you   have   chance   meet   Lowell   Jaeger ,   one   of   the   editor   of   that   anthology   on his   event   A   Poetry   Conversation   with   Lowell   Jaeger   October   26   at   Flathead   Valley   Community   College.    You   can   also   understand   better the atmosphere of event by watching next video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yvM2bCUNsA&feature=youtu.be        
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By Julia Johnson High Plains BookFest lasted for four days. It was so memorable time! Doesn’t matter what genre you prefer. You could find all kind of pan-craft there. Ghost- story, non-fictions, scientific, detectives, true story about personal woman’s suffer, kid’s literature, poetry. Unfortunately some events took place simultaneously and was impossible to visit them all. So arose the question of a matter of life or death: “What to choose?! For example reading and discussion with women writers or meeting with indigenous writes of the U.S. and Canada?!”. Now you for sure understand how difficult it was - to make right choice! How ever fest was organized on very high level, so we very thankful to organizers. Special after they promised to repeat event next year. Last day of festival was held in a atmosphere of cosiness, friendliness and poetry. Poets, whose poetry went down in anthology “Poems across the Big Sky II” read their pieces in lobby of Dude Rancher Lodge. “William Carlos Williams famously asserted, It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack  of what is found there.    These   Montana   poems   share   the   news   we   need   to   hear   at   this   moment   in our   history,   our   shared   lives.   Reading   this   vivid,   engaging,   important collection,   you   will   be   brought   into   contact   with   the   physical   world   time and   again   in   often   surprising   ways.   The   wild   startles   and   frightens,   or   it slows   us   down,   makes   us   take   notice,   demands   our   focus.   And   the   many Native   American   voices   included   here   often   summon   a   deeper   spiritual connection    to    place,    a    sense    of    deep    time,    of    relationship    that    goes beyond    the    finite    self    or    the    pressing    contemporary    rush.        How    do Montanans   endure,   even   flourish   in   this   outlandishly   wild   place?   Many poems   show   the   work   of   living   here,   whether   at   a   fast-food   restaurant   or a   ranch   or   the   writing   table   (the   root   of   poetry   is   making).   Work   as survival, work as a practice that reveals   unexpected   talents,   work   as   a   means   of   making   sense   of   our   brief but   promising   lives.     And   love   and   humor   play   their   parts   too   in   dwelling in   Montana,   at   least   on   the   evidence   of   these   poems.   Consider   the   beauty of    aging    partners    sharing    their    fully    carnal    love,    or    a    young    couple sharing   their   first   kiss   in   a   car,   or   the   silliness   and   power   of   Coyote. These   poems   provide   the   news   we   need   to   thrive   in   Montana   they   are necessary   as   water,   stunning   as   sky”   -   wrote   in   his   review   Ken   Egan , Executive Director of Humanities Montana --Humanities Montana 2016 Who   missed   that   magic   occasion   and   now   very   sorry   about   it,   you   have chance   meet   Lowell   Jaeger ,   one   of   the   editor   of   that   anthology   on   his event A   Poetry   Conversation   with   Lowell   Jaeger   October   26   at   Flathead Valley    Community    College.     You    can    also    understand    better    the atmosphere          of          event          by          watching          next          video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yvM2bCUNsA&feature=youtu.be        
Johnson’s Billings News
BookFest
Hosted by Johnson Computing
They are read.  We are Quoted!!!
  Romantic and poetic: poetry reading  closed High Plains BookFest