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The Poetry of Gary DeNeal: Hugh DeNeal

Illinois Humanities Council

Welcome to this edition of Southern Illinois Wonders!   Gary DeNeal is a publisher,  author, historian, and poet.    He’s known for his history of Charlie Birger as well as his magazine Springhouse

His son, songwriter  and musician Hugh DeNeal of The Woodbox Gang,  reflects on some of the favorites of his father’s poetry.

Credit SIU Press

Musician and songwriter Hugh DeNeal of the Woodbox Gang.  He recited some favorites of his father’s poems.  Gary DeNeal is a poet, writer, and historian.  He is the publisher of Spring House Magazine and the Author of A Knight of Another Sort:Prohibition Days and Charlie Birger, published by SIU Press in 1998.

Southern Illinois Wonders is produced in collaboration with the Illinois Humanities Council – a non profit organization that fosters cultural vitality in communities throughout the state.  More information on line at www. Prairie.org.

Theme music for this edition of Southern Illinois Wonders is provided by The Woodbox Gang.