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James Hearst Interpreting "The Farmstead"
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Funded in part by Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts is pleased to launch this website memorializing the center’s benefactor, the farmer-poet and teacher, James Hearst. 

‘Virtually meet’ the man, James Hearst. Witness decades of his life in family photos and in his poetry and autobiographical essays. Discover powerful universal truths cloaked in Hearst’s poetry about everyday life on the farm. Hear his graveled tenor voice as he reads his poems. See this remarkable man in conversation about his unique, challenging, and remarkable life on the audio and video clips found here.  Visit the Hearst Legacy Website

[Angela Battle l Untitled (To 'Fog' by James Hearst) l Beeswax and pigment l 2006]