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Block Three

2012

Richard Hugo's Ghost

Alice Bodin, of the Paris Review, wrote about the legacy of poet Richard Hugo, "When Hugo wrote a poem about a place, he made that place a part of himself, and now that he's gone, a part of him remains in those places." Over the second block break, student storyteller Dylan Carpenter left campus in a blast north to Montana, straight to the livid towns and landscapes that comprise the scenes of Richard Hugo's poetry. Visiting towns like Bozeman, Missoula, Butte, Garnet, and Philipsburg, Carpenter set out to follow the ghostly presence of a poet to whom place was most influential.