week's guest is Dr. Pia Taavila. Dr. Taavila is a
professor of English at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. I met her at the Sewanee
Writer's Conference in July, 2004.
was fascinated with her story. She teaches poetry to deaf students
at Gallaudet. During the interview she discusses the various ways
she accomplishes this.
is also a published poet, and she reads four of her poems for us.
will hear me introduce Pia as Dr. Seagrave, and use the name
Seagrave during the interview. Don't worry, you're listening to the
right show. Dr. Taavila changed her name after the interview was
delighted to offer you this interview; it falls into the category of
fascinating stories you won't find anywhere else.