We start off 2013 with Kevin Hearle, who performs two poems from his collection Each Thing We Know Is Changed Because We Know It and Other Poems. His poems reflect on the rapid cultural and environmental changes that occurred in Southern California in the 20th century as the state was flooded with newcomers from the East coast and the Midwest. Kevin also discusses the life of a poet, which for him has involved quite a few peanut butter sandwiches.
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Kevin Hearle is a fifth-generation Californian from Santa Ana. He has written extensively on John Steinbeck and is one of the voices of “Our California Legacy,” a public radio program on KAZU-FM in Santa Clara. He is the author of Each Thing We Know Is Changed Because We Know It and Other Poems.
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