Today we are glad to feature poet Margaret Young as our Authors Talk series contributor. Margaret offers thoughts on her poems, “September Diary, Dreams and Walking” and “Moving On.” She identifies her mother’s absence as well as images and ideas of nature and its non-human elements as recurring characters in both poems. Margaret concludes her talk by discussing the challenge of writing about living family so directly and inviting her father’s poetry into her own work.
Each Tuesday we feature audio or video of an SR Contributor reading their work. Today we’re proud to feature a podcast by Margaret Young.
Margaret Young’s poetry collections are Willow from the Willow (Cleveland State Poetry Center 2002) and Almond Town (Bright Hill Press 2011). A third volume Night Blue has been a semifinalist in several contests. Raised in Oberlin, Ohio, she graduated from Yale and worked in a traveling theater company before earning a master’s in creative writing at U.C. Davis. She has taught at colleges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and California, worked as a teaching artist in schools, and received a 2005 Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Currently she teaches at Endicott College and lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.