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Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl, Part 1

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

First published in 1866, this long, narrative poem tells the story of a Massachusetts family confined to their rural farmhouse during a long winter snowstorm. 

You can read the full poem online via the Poetry Foundation here.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.