Untitled poem by Kate Payne of Austin, TX
season so long
ends all this sleeping
but for now
a majesty of green
lanky limbs, alive
beneath this last snow
a magnificent secret
About the author:
Kate Payne is an award winning poet and visual artist. Kate attended Rhodes College and the University of Arizona where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology. She now uses her gift for language as a grant writer for a large nonprofit. She is presently working on a provocative collection of essays centering on gender and sexuality. Kate currently lives in Austin, Texas where she gardens with her four-legged children, Isobel and Gino.
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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).