Objects in Mirror

Bill Holm, more than a writer

Posted at 8:11 AM on March 2, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Last week we lost Bill Holm. While MPR was remembering Holm and his literary contributions to our word scene, Gretchen Lee Bourquin wrote about her own memories in The Power of a Mentor:

"Over and over, in his writing, his teaching, and the way he interacted with those around him Bill absorbed the best of everyone he knew, and longed for humanity to do better because he knew we had it in us. It was almost as pleasurable to watch him as a spectator at someone else's reading, on the edge of his seat, draining the nectar out of every word. You could be sure that whatever he took would be given back, as part of an essay, a poem, or advice to a student or a friend."

Share your own memories of Holm, or write a thank you for the other mentors you've known in Minnesota Life.

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