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Roethke's Poetry Rooted in Humble Beginnings

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Roethke's Poetry Rooted in Humble Beginnings

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Roethke's Poetry Rooted in Humble Beginnings

Roethke's Poetry Rooted in Humble Beginnings

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke's work is known for its clarity, intensity and haunting images. And throughout his life, a major source of inspiration and comfort came from his childhood home in Saginaw, Mich.

On the 100th anniversary of his birthday, Megan Cottrell of member station WCMU offers this remembrance.