Herbert Woodward Martin, renowned poet and Paul Laurence Dunbar expert, is a frequent instructor for Antioch Writers' Workshop--most recently, he guest-taught a poetry session for the 2010 AWW "Focus on Form" afternoon seminar this past summer.
Dayton Daily News writer Terry Morris, in his Footlights column, reported on Oct. 10, 2010: "Herbert Woodward Martin will portray and discuss famed poet Paul Laurence Dunbar at 8 p.m. today, on public radio stations 91.7 WVXU-FM and 88.5 WMUB-FM. Martin, of Dayton, is a Dunbar scholar, professor emeritus and poet in residence at the University of Dayton. The 60-minute program will include selections from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s new CD recording of William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“African American”). Martin will read more than a dozen of Dunbar’s poems, plus three of his own. Abbey Lincoln will perform a song inspired by Dunbar’s poetry."
To learn more about tonight's program, go to www.wvxu.org/specials/martin_dunbar.asp The site also has wonderful YouTube video of Dr. Martin reading classic Dunbar poems.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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