“A White Heron” by Sarah Jewett

This September we celebrate the birthday of author Sarah Jewett, who was born September 3rd, 1849. Her short stories and poetry were infused with local color and country life, but there are deeper themes running through her work as well: feminist critics have championed her writing for its rich account of women’s lives and voices, and ecologically minded critics have praised her works for her deep love of the natural world.

I adapted and performed on the radio one of her most famous stories, “A White Heron,” in which a young girl has to decide what’s most important to her in life.

Click on the grey triangle or mp3 link above to hear the story as broadcast today on Arts Express on WBAI FM NYC and Pacifica affiliates across the country.

4 thoughts on ““A White Heron” by Sarah Jewett

  1. Good morning Jack(!).
    Again, I have to admit,
    …i’d never heard or read Sarah Jewett (πŸ˜•);
    ,…felt a bit ‘bumpkinish’…😞
    dennis 🚢

    p.s.: Two things wandered round my brain,
    while listening.
    1.) If that were ‘Jack and his cow’,…
    he probably would have traded it,
    for a handfull of Magic Beans!

    2.) I kept hearing echos of Shel Silverstein,
    in hear writings. (☺️)
    ….or rather, VISA VERSA. (πŸ™ƒ)
    Much of her tenderness and wonder,
    ….in Shel Silverstein,
    …when he read his own works.

    Thanks again. πŸ‘

    By the way:
    well read.

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