I am mostly sleeping as much as I can (grace) and listening to recordings of my old voice in my kitchen and talking along (practice). I am not answering the phone or the door, or emails (only a few). Please forgive me these reclusive measures. Think of me as an old dormant bear, healing.Barks read at the first Split This Rock Poetry Festival in 2008 and I was profoundly moved by his powerful work and generous spirit. Here's hoping he has a speedy recovery.
Below is a delightful recording of his interview and reading with the Paul Winter Consort, from Bill Moyers' 1995 Language of Life mini-series recorded at the Dodge Festival.