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WORDS FALL IN SEGULLAH PODCAST interviewing Claire Akebrand

By Melonie Cannon

Want to stare into the vastness of the night sky while looking down into a book?

Join us on the podcast today as I interview Claire Akebrand, poet and author extraordinaire. Claire recently published a novel entitled A Field is White. It is getting rave reviews.

She also wrote a perfectly-sized poetry book called What Was Left of the Stars that is packed with gorgeous imagery.

Here is a poem of hers (sorry about the blog spacing) entitled

Widow.

The moon wades
through night’s swamp, knee-high
in her rags of a wedding dress,
From down here,
her struggle seems light.
splotches of mud on her face.

Please sit down and have a listen to Words Fall In, Episode 4. Claire’s lyrical voice, talent, and wisdom should keep you captivated…..

Interview with writer Claire Akebrand by Melonie Cannon

About Melonie Cannon

Melonie has surrounded herself with beautiful words for as long as she can remember. This led her to find a home with Segullah after writing an essay published in the May 2006 Segullah issue. She was invited to join the staff and has been a part of Segullah in various capacities since, including being the creator of the “Words Fall In” podcast.  She received her M.Ed from the University of Utah and was a certified Secondary English teacher before becoming a Mom of four. Over the years, her focus has been on natural healing modalities and becoming a sacred sound healing practitioner with a focus on the drum, rhythm, voice, and vibration. She is finishing her PH.D. in theology and metaphysics to further these studies and help women to connect to the divine within themselves.

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