Lowell Jaeger to Share Poetry at Dances with Words Series

Lowell Jaeger, a poet from Kalispell, Mont., will share poetry at the “Dances with Words” series on Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

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Jaeger will read from his personal works at the “Dances with Words” Series on March 21.

Lowell Jaeger’s book, “Earth-blood & Star-shine,” is a collection of praise poems submerged with humor and appreciation.

“The struggles and challenges we all experience and endure come off the page clear enough to hear, smell, and see. This collection adds up to model a way of living: don’t do it fancy, but look, sweat, smile, and dance,” Adam Davis, Executive Director of Oregon Humanities, praised about Jaeger’s work.

Aside from reading personal works, Jaeger enjoys reciting from memory the poems of Robert Frost, Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur and others.

Jaeger likes interacting with the audience at his readings and he wants those that attend to expect humor and serious reflection. His readings also challenge listeners to examine the“human condition” in all its marvelous complexity.

“Dances with Words” is produced by English Professor Alan Weltzien. The series, free and open to the public, provides the community with a unique opportunity to listen to writers reading their own works, including Montana Western student writers.

Each performance in the series takes place at The Cup, Montana Western’s coffeehouse located below the library on the UMW campus.

Featured artists’ books at Dances with Words are made available for purchase by The Bookstore and Deb Sporich.

For more information, please contact Alan Weltzien by email at alan.weltzien@umwestern.edu or call 406-683-7431.

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