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SANDUSKY, OH – Art :: Culture | Poetry :: Video | “The Cold”

March 15, 2010

In this video Larry Smith reads “The Cold” by Wendell Berry from Collected Poems, published by North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. This reading took place in downtown Sandusky at Citizens Bank during one, of many, snow storms. The video location will remain undisclosed, but we’re sure some will recognize its whereabouts.


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Larry Smith is a professor emeritus at BGSU Firelands College and director of The Firelands Writing Center. A native of the Ohio River Valley, he now lives along the shores of Lake Erie. He is the author of eight books of poetry, four books of fiction,and two literary biographies. He and his wife Ann are two of the founders of the Converging Paths Meditation Center  in Sandusky. See: Larry Smith’s Homepage.

Sandusky, OH - Citizens Bank in 2010 snowstorm. photo: The Erie Wire

Lauren Berlekamp


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2010 9:52 am

    Perfectly beautiful work here. Josh and Lauren have made a lovely video of our time and place…capturing the Cold we have known for months and transforming it into something lovely and deep like Wendell Berry’s fine poem. I’m glad to have been a part of it.

  2. March 16, 2010 3:41 am

    Thank you, Larry. We are glad to work with you!

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