Monday, October 09, 2017

[127] ‘MTSU On the Record’ guest reaps a poetic ‘Glass Harvest’

MURFREESBORO — A professor who combines a poet’s soul with an educator’s mind will be the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Amie Whittemore, an instructor in the Department of English, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

“Glass Harvest,” Whittemore’s inaugural book of poems, captures the essence of her Midwestern upbringing in all of its facets, including relationships, isolation and the wonder of nature. The broadcast will feature the Momence, Illinois, native reading some of her poetry.

Whittemore said it took her eight years to finish the volume, but she said she tells her students that rewriting is essential to good writing.

“You can start out with something wonderful, but revision is where you refine your thinking, as well as how you convey that thinking,” said Whittemore. “If I can get students to rewrite something and then carry that habit forward, I feel like I’ve done something good.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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