IN The Time of COVID

High Desert Journal's Virtual Salon Series

All down through the ages, literature and the visual arts have been a balm and a source of healing during times of crisis. In this new series, IN THE TIME OF COVID High Desert Journal gathers together our very best writers and artists in a set of virtual video salons. Reading from new work, sharing passages from classics, opening their hearts to discuss the current pandemic, these writers offer their words and wisdom. With great thanks to all the participants and to you our readers, High Desert Journal  hopes these videos can be a source of inspiration and calm, empathy and understanding, and yes, joy and celebration. From everyone here at High Desert Journal thank you and we wish you and your families well. 

Our talk with four POETS LAUREATE

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Kim Stafford, Paulann Petersen, 

Tami Haaland & Sheryl Noethe.

SIX WRITERS: A Roundtable Discussion and Reading

Robert Wrigley reading new work

Kim Barnes reading from Into the Wilderness

Brooke Williams on hermits

Joe Wilkins reads When We Were Birds

Shann Ray reading from Atomic Theory 7

CMarie Fuhrman reads and speaks about the need for story, and how it heals.

VISUAL ARTISTS & The Corona Virus:

Bobbie McKibbin, Barbara Michelman & Karen Shimoda