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Tue December 27, 2011
A Memoir of Farm and Family
Growing up on a farm made Jo McDougall a poet. She remembers walking around barefoot, and taking in the sights and the sounds of her families rice farm in - no, not Asia - but in rural Arkansas. She points out that many people may not realize that rice is grown in the US, and Arkansas is the largest rice-producing state in the country.
On this Wednesday's Central Standard, we'll learn about her process of sitting down to write her memoir Daddy's Money using the skills of a poet. She says that the most important part of telling your life's story is acknowledging that it's just that - a story.
How did your experiences growing up on a farm shape you?