A professor who combines a poet’s soul with an educator’s mind was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Amie Whittemore, an instructor in the Department of English, first aired Oct. 10 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
“Glass Harvest,” Whittemore’s inaugural book of poems, captures the essence of her Midwestern upbringing in all of its facets, including relationships, isolation and the wonder of nature. The broadcast will feature the Momence, Illinois, native reading some of her poetry.
Whittemore said it took her eight years to finish the volume; she tells her students that rewriting is essential to good writing.
“You can start out with something wonderful, but revision is where you refine your thinking, as well as how you convey that thinking,” said Whittemore.
“If I can get students to rewrite something and then carry that habit forward, I feel like I’ve done something good.”
You can learn more about Whittemore and read some of her work at her website, https://amiewhittemore.com.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
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