Reflections West is a weekly radio program that presents the thoughts of writers and scholars on the American West. These thinkers pair their own thoughts with a passage from literature and history. Reflections West's aim is simple: to circulate—as widely as possible—wonderful passages of literature and history of the West in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way.
Lisa Simon — creator, producer, co-host. Lisa Simon is a Humanities scholar, a poetry activist, and a recent recipient of the “Humanities Heroes” award in Montana. She has been in the field of adult education for over 20 years, with special emphasis in non-traditional learners. Simon holds a Ph.D. in literary modernism from University of Washington, has published and presented at conferences on topics of Imagism, the poet H.D. and the history of war poetry.
David Moore — advisor, contributor, co-host. Professor of English at the University of Montana, Missoula, David's research areas include American Studies, Native American literatures, cross-cultural American Renaissance, Montana and Western American literatures, peace studies, Baha'i Studies, literature and the environment, and eco-critical and dialogic critical theory. David has published widely on the Western literature and Native Americans. His forthcoming book is "That dream shall have a name": Native Americans Rewriting America.
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A grant program of Montana Humanities. Montana Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.