© 2023 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Local poet explores sights, sounds of Michigan

Jeanne_Van_Wieren.jpg
Scott Pohl/WKAR
/

Poetry, art, and Michigan. All have inspired local writer and artist Jeanne Van Wieren. The Williamston Enterprise columnist has published a book of her art and poetry called “This Mitten Is Tightly Knit”.

Van Wieren says she started writing poetry in her journal at least 20 years ago, especially poems with a Christmas theme she would include in her seasonal greeting cards.

A friend's nudging prompted her to combine her talents for painting and poetry into a book. 

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Related Content
WKAR relies on individual support to pay for the news coverage you value. Make your first monthly contribution of $7 or more towards the journalism you rely on. Donate today!