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"Lanier's Flute at Point Lookout"

WYPR YM 03-16-23 Sidney Lanier
Sidney Lanier - Image from page 253 of "One year course in English and American literature; an introduction to the chief authors in English and American literature, with reading lists and references for further study" (1909)/Flickr/Creative Commons

Whilst imprisoned at Point Lookout during the Civil War, Sidney Lanier played his flute and provided a bit of comfort to his fellow inmates amidst the harsh conditions of the camp.

Ric Cottom came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.