WBEZ | Linda Hogan http://www.wbez.org/tags/linda-hogan Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Linda Hogan sees the return of the buffaloes http://www.wbez.org/series/gift/linda-hogan-sees-return-buffaloes-106714 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Hogan310x230.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This interview with Chickasaw poet Linda Hogan was one of the first that was done for <em>The Gift</em> poetry series. It dropped producers Stanzi Vaubel and Rachel Webster immediately into the depths <em>&ndash; </em>into the roots of hunger, where we are connected to life and to the animals.&nbsp; Soon after, these words by philosopher Martha Nussbaum were discovered by them:</p><p>&quot;We do not automatically see another human being as spacious and deep, having thoughts,&nbsp;spiritual longings, and emotions. It is all too easy to see another person as just a body which we&nbsp;might just think we can use for our ends, bad or good. It is an achievement to see a soul in that&nbsp;body and this achievement is supported by poetry and the arts which asks us to wonder about the&nbsp;inner world of that shape we see <em>&ndash;</em> and too, to wonder about ourselves and our own depths.&quot;</p><p>And in this way, Linda Hogan became the embodiment of soul <em>&ndash; </em>by sharing so much, by telling stories of dolphins and horses, and by living her belief in each creature&#39;s fullness.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lindahoganwriter.com/">Linda Hogan</a></strong> is Writer in Residence for the&nbsp;Chickasaw Nation and author of several award-winning works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including&nbsp;the memoir, <em>The Woman Who Watches Over the World</em>.&nbsp; Here she reads from her book of&nbsp;poetry, <em>The Book of Medicines</em>.</p><p><em>In celebration of National Poetry Month, WBEZ presents&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/gift">The Gift</a><em>&nbsp;&ndash; produced by Stanzi Vaubel and curated by Rachel Jamison Webster, author of&nbsp;</em>September:&nbsp;Poems<em>. This project is a collaboration with<a href="http://www.universeofpoetry.org/">&nbsp;UniVerse of Poetry</a>, a station partner that aims to celebrate poets from every nation in the world.&nbsp; Each piece drops us into a poets&rsquo; inner life, reminding us of the gift of being human among others.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/gift/linda-hogan-sees-return-buffaloes-106714