89-year-old poet to perform his work Saturday at Vachel Lindsay Home
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[June 12, 2012]
-- Reflecting on 89 years of experiences, John Knoepfle will
perform poems from his new book of poetry, "Shadows and Starlight,"
on Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of the "Poets in the Parlor" series at
the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. in
The program is free. Limited seating is available.
written 20 books of poetry, including "Prayer Against Famine and
Other Irish Poems," "Walking in Snow" and his latest, "Shadows and
Starlight." His autobiography, "I Look Around for My Life," is
available on Kindle. His poems are in many anthologies and have been
used by churches in their prayer services. He tries to write
something every day, and his poems often explore the spiritual and
not-so-spiritual aspects of being 89 years old.
Following the performance, there will be a book sale, and
Knoepfle will be available to sign books. There will also be
refreshments and tours of the Lindsay Home.
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The program is sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association and
the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site.
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site is the birthplace
and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel
Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic