These moments can change us if we allow them to, if we open our hearts to receive what they have to give. I think that is true of good poetry as well.
Because I find solace and renewal in nature, I drive down to the river trail. There my senses are immediately overwhelmed and filled with the sights and sounds and smells and textures of that lush spot where grassy farmland meets the river that flows down from the Rocky Mountains. Nature is burgeoning with life.
One thing my husband and I are learning, living with constant change, is to “seize” the moment.
Christina Slike talked with John Buzzard, author of That Day by the Creek, which was a 2016 Foreword Indies Book of the Year finalist. Here, in Q/A form, is their conversation: CS: Hello, John. I’m wondering what inspired you to write a novel based on the events of the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of 1864…