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“Horizontal Grandeur” by Bill Holm

  • Aired: 03/28/2017
  • 01:24
  • Rating: NR
Writer Bill Holm was decidedly vertical –closer to seven feet tall than six—but in his poetic essay “Horizontal Grandeur” he tells us that “as a mountain is high a prairie is wide.” Holm knows the subject matter well. He was born in Minneota, Minnesota in prairie country. Holm was the subject of a 1990 Twin Cities PBS special. These were the documentary’s closing words and images.
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A Minnesota writer’s love of the prairie is expressed in a poetic essay.
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