On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner discuss poetry with two Montana Poets Laureate and the creative process behind a 100 day drawing challenge with husband-and-wife artist team Jason and Wendy Jam.
April is National Poetry Month, and co-host Corby Skinner celebrates with a discussion with Montana Poets Laureate Michael Earl Craig and Tami Haaland. Craig is the current Montana Poet Laureate and is the author of four poetry anthologies: Talkativeness, The Kimono, Yes, Master, and Can You Relax in My House. Haaland is the immediate past Montana Poet Laureate and is the author of A Breath in Every Room and When We Wake in the Night. Together, they talk about the honor of being a Poet Laureate, how they approach their work, and read a selection of their poems.
During National Poetry Month, many writers commit to writing a poem a day for the duration of the month. Billings artists Jason and Wendy Jam talk with Resounds co-host Anna Paige about a similar challenge they undertake every other year: 100 drawings in 100 days. The husband-and-wife team discuss the process of preparing for the challenge and where they draw inspiration during the hundred days. They also discuss working together on projects outside the 100-day challenge, such as Wendy's knitted dolls becoming characters in Jason's short comics and paintings, which are available online at jamcomics.com.