AOT #279: Joe Henry Podcasts Lime Creek
Joe Henry received his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A renowned lyricist, he has had his words performed on more than a hundred recordings by artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and John Denver to Garth Brooks and Rascal Flatts. In addition to his many music awards, Henry also received a National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation “for the celebration of the natural world in his work” and the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Henry reads from and discusses his debut novel Lime Creek, which explores the complex relationship between a father and his sons, whose deep connections to one another, to the land, and to the creatures that inhabit it give meaning to their lives.
Acclaimed character actor Anthony Zerbe joined us for this event and offered a dramatic reading from Lime Creek. Zerbe won critical praise for his adaptation of, and performance in, “Prelude to Lime Creek,” taken from the prose and poetry of Joe Henry, at the Denver Center Theatre Company. He also appeared with Garth Brooks and John Denver in “Lime Creek Christmas,” which he devised from the novel before it was published.