The Poetry Break: Louise McNeill

Mar 16, 2016

Poet Laureate Louise McNeill (January 9, 1911-June 19, 1993)
Credit WV State Archives (WVSA)

West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman delivers the poetry of his predecessor's predecessor in this Poetry Break, Louise McNeill.

"I know I'm in the presence of a truly superior poet when   I go back and rediscover poems and realize how amazingly timely they still are," said host and curator Marc Harshman. 

In this Poetry Break we hear selections drawn from the book Hill Daughter New and Selected Poems published in 1991 by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

  • First Flight
  • West Virginia
  • The Great Depression
  • Depression Wind
  • Garden Moment