Episode Twenty-Nine – Mark Gibbons and David Dale

The current poet laureate of Montana is a working class gentleman from Missoula who grew up in Alberton, where his father was a laborer. Mark has also worked in labor, driving truck and moving furniture. He brings an honest, unvarnished attitude to his work, and we have been huge fans for years. And and terms of full disclosure, both Aaron and Russell are on the board of Drummlummon, which published Mark’s most recent collection, In the Weeds.


Mark requested that we discuss an old friend of his, David Dale, who just passed away last year and published three collections during his lifetime. So we discussed his collection Keepers.


We’d like to thank the Montana Arts Council for a recent grant, and also our fabulous sponsor, Isle of Books in Bozeman.


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