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A Conversation with Jacqueline Osherow

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Poet Jacqueline Osherow says Hebrew school taught her that words really matter. But it was Utah where she came to understand the Psalm, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains, where help will come.”

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Poet Jacqueline Osherow was raised in Philadelphia, where she says Hebrew school instilled in her the idea that words really, really matter. She remembers listening to the Psalms, but it wasn’t until she came to Utah that she finally understood the passage, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains, where help will come.” Friday, the University of Utah professor of English and Creative Writing joins Doug to talk about poetry, Judaism, Italian art, and much more. (Rebroadcast)

Jacqueline Osherow is a distinguished professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She's the author of seven poetry collections. Her most recent is called Ultimatum From Paradise. [Amazon|Indiebound]

Jacqueline Osherow, "Space Psalm," Utah Arts and Museum's Bite Size Poetry

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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