Our guest today is Dikkon Eberhart. Dikkon has written a fascinating memoir titled The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told
I’m a literature guy—from Day One.
In my new book, you’ll read about the literary crafting of my name by my poet father, Richard Eberhart. Dad was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize, and others. He served as United States Poet Laureate and for many years as New Hampshire Poet Laureate.
Dad’s poetic voice gave me a rhythm, a rhyme, and enriched me with poetic references. My poet father molded me as I sought to know our Father.
In my book, you’ll read uplifting stories of my encounters with famous poets, actors, folk singers—even a famous spy—and with the others whom Dad knew.
I’m a God guy.
I followed God—in the negative or in the positive—through early agnosticism, through many years of Reform Judaism, through a later flirtation with Orthodox Judaism, and then finally, in older age, into evangelical Baptist Christianity.
Read about how Dad’s poetic soul made this pilgrimage easier and harder at the same time.
Read more at http://www.dikkoneberhart.com
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