Mary Norbert Körte and Paul Nelson

Mary Norbert Körte Interview October 2019

December 6, 2022
Splabman
I am so grateful Bhakti and I trekked to Willits, California in October 2019 to interview the poet and former nun Mary Norbert Körte. She died November 14, 2022 at her home at a former redwood logging camp Irmulco. We will present two of the interviews we did at that time as part of our Cascadian Prophets podcast series. See also this post.

2 Comments

  1. Denny

    The last photo of the rail line reminds me of how once in the mid seventies as teens my brother & I hitchhiked from Sonoma to Willets and followed those tracks from there to Fort Bragg. It took us three days walking. We knew someone from our Chicago days, the brother of a girl who had babysat for us as kids, who was employed by a couple who ran a concession stand along the rail route & they put us up for a night in one of the cabins along the route. It was a tranquil much wooded & gently hilly route as I recall. We figured if we followed the tracks we wouldn’t be trespassing & we didn’t run into anyone. Probably not possible for kids to do such stuff now.
    Apparently Ruth Weiss lived for many years nearby there in Albion and had recollections of a similar experience regarding letters. She said she had a correspondence for a time with Jack Kerouac and that they had exchanged haiku but she had lost the letters.

  2. Carlton JOHNSON

    a wonderful interview. not many poems have the word “pelagic” in them.

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