Linda Kulp Trout

Thursday, October 4, 2018


I am thrilled to have a poem in a brand new anthology edited by J Patrick Lewis. THE POETRY OF US: MORE THAN 200 POEMS THAT CELEBRATE THE PEOPLE, PLACES, AND PASSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES.  The photographs and poems are gorgeous.  What an honor to see my poem among the poems of many of my poetry heroes!

My poem is about Helen Keller. So much has been written about her, I wanted to find something that most people may not know. I did some research and learned there was quite a lot I didn't know about her.   One fact that especially struck me was that she "listened" to the radio. A deaf woman listening to the radio?  How could that be?  I knew this would be the topic of my poem.

I hope "Listening" will inspire children to learn more about Helen Keller.

A big thank you to Tabatha for hosting Poetry Friday on her blog The Opposite of Indifference.