Jeff Day, Pilot

Jamming two full lives in one,
everything a man could want: loving
family, a frontier home with wild music
friends who played tunes fast. Work meant

daily adventure, an excuse to rise
above clouds, view what few could.
You flew past us all, pilot,

passionate to find heaven.
It seemed so beautiful, a third
life so high that it felt like wide-
open dream. Then you went down,
taking so much with you.

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Ken Waldman combines original poetry, old-time string-band music, and smart storytelling for a performance uniquely his. Touring since 1995, he's appeared from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Dodge Poetry Festival to the Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia). 20 books consist of 16 full-length poetry volumes, a memoir, a creative writing manual, a kids' book, and his 2022 novel, Now Entering Alaska Time. Twelve CDs include two for children.

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