Leslie Gillette Jackson (1921- 2013) was a painter and poet whose masterful words and works convey elegance, intelligence and perceptiveness. In her small collection of paired poems and drawings, A Strange Light, Leslie reflects on the relationship between words and images and how places help to create poetry. Here, Kim Rosen, master poetry reader, renders one of Leslie’s poems – April Once I Lived – about a wild and special place and time with simplicity and beauty. Two collections of Leslie’s paired poems and drawings can also be read on POBA. See Kim read “April”.