Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Poetry on a Town Underwater

Loch Raven Reservoir
Credit Mark Plummer / Flickr / Creative Commons

The Loch Raven Reservoir is the largest of the three area watersheds that supply more than 400 million gallons of water every day to residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  It’s also the inspiration for a new collection of poems. Ann Kolakowski is a poet who lives in Timonium, and it appears that her grandmother, who died in 2006, was the last surviving resident of the town that was closed down and flooded to create the Loch Raven Reservoir. In 1921, the residents of Warren and the adjacent town of Bosley were told to leave, and their history ran the risk of being literally washed out, until now. Ann Kolakowski has written a book of poems called "Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland."  She talks about it with Tom Hall.

 

Ann Kolakowski will be reading from her book on Saturday afternoon at Greetings and Readings in Hunt Valley. You can read more about the flooding of Warren, Maryland, here

Audio for this segment will be available by the end of the day.