Podcast interview with Rick Agran on Bon Mot!

This was an unexpected delight!

Almost immediately after arriving here in Johnson, Vermont for my residency, I learned that my old, dear friend, poet and teacher Rick Agran is now teaching at Johnson State College, just up the hill from where I am. We met for dinner and he invited me to be his guest on his weekly show Bon Mot (“good word” for all you non-French speakers!) at WGDR broadcast from Goddard College.

We spent 90 minutes together, listening to some of Jan’s recordings, (Stephen Foster’s Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, particularly exquisite), talking about my process and Jan; I read from several pieces, including the book.

Jan DeGaetani early 1980s




You can stream the podcast at the link below until next Tuesday Oct 18.

http://www.wgdr.org/on-demand/    Look for the broadcast date Oct 4.

I’d love to hear from you! This was the first radio interview I’ve done, and it was a blast.

Thanks Rick and WGDR!


Rick Agran at WGDR, Plainfield, VT






About dhaines54

Dawn Denham (formerly Haines) lives in the hill country of North Central Mississippi where she's writing a book about her mentor at the Eastman School of Music mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and teaching writing at Oxford High School. Her work has been published in Poets and Writers magazine, Brevity, Zone 3, Literary Mama, and WILLA. Her book with authors Jacqueline Raphael and Susan Newcomer Writing Together: Transforming Your Writing in a Writing Group was the first book of its kind published in the US. Her essay Aleatorik about her mother’s death won the 2012 Solstice magazine Creative Nonfiction prize chosen by Jerald Walker and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She received an MFA in Nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Arizona, and a BM in Voice from Eastman School of Music.
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