A Thousand Voices

Sep 19, 2012

Thursday, Doug is joined by Utah author Jeri Parker for a conversation about her memoir "A Thousand Voices." Parker taught high school and university for many years, but Carlos Louis Salazar is the student she says haunted her dreams. He was 10 when she met him: wild-hearted, a bit of a hellion and without language. Salazar was born deaf, but Parker says he was the one who taught her to hear. We'll talk to her about the compassion she learned from the adventure, confusion and sorrow of his short life.

Jeri Parker's publications include A Thousand Voices, Uneasy survivors: Five women writers and poems and short stories in numerous literary reviews. She's also an artist, and her paintgins hang in private and public collections around the world. One of the first works she did was a pencil portrait of Carlos Louis Salazar.

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