TTUP Poetry Book, “Wild Flight,” Featured on The Writer’s Almanac

Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion and of The Writer's Almanac, will include a poem by Texas Tech University Press author in Oct. 28 show.

Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion and of The Writer's Almanac, will include a poem by Texas Tech University Press author, Christine Rhein in his program Tuesday (Oct. 28). He will read "Tuning" from Rhein's book, "Wild Flight." In "Wild Flight,"Rhein uses her engineering background to explore the historical, the social and the scientific, as well as the poignant and humorous to look at life's juxtapositions. Soaring across extensive terrain, from the working world of Detroit to American suburbia and pop culture; from the European landscape of World War II to the current war in Iraq, Rhein opens her personal world to the world at large. The Writer's Almanac is a daily radio program produced by American Public Media (APM). In each program, Keillor presents a list of cultural events and anniversaries, many associated with literary figures, then ends with a poetry reading. The program is streamed and podcast from and archived on the APM website at http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org. Christine Rhein, formerly a mechanical engineer in Detroit's automotive industry, lives in Brighton, Mich. Her poems have appeared in "The Gettysburg Review," "Michigan Quarterly Review," and "The Southern Review" and have been selected for "Poetry Daily" and "Best New Poets 2007." With "Wild Flight" she won the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry. For more information or a review copy of the book, contact Barbara Brannon, marketing manager, Texas Tech University Press, (806) 742-2982 or via e-mail at barbara.brannon@ttu.edu. All of TTUP's books can be found at www.ttup.ttu.edu; for a complete listing of fiction published by the press, click on "Browse by Subject."