Patsy Cline is on the Radio

Patsy Cline is on the Radio

by Barbara Dahlberg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635345742
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 07/20/2018
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Barbara Dahlberg spent her childhood in the woods of northern Minnesota, moving to Pittsburgh at age 11. Always a visual artist, she found her voice with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project in 2001, and honed her skills as a Madwomen in the Attic since 2009. An art teacher with the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 20 years, she retired in 2009. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2009 and given months to live, she now lives in the Regent Square area of Pittsburgh where she writes and creates art.

Table of Contents


The Stars are Different 1

Happy Talk 2

Minnesota Summer 4

Oklahoma, April 1981 5

Solome 6

At the Dig, Gaswell, Pennsylvania 7

Humming Aretha’s Respect while walking the hallways of Clayton Elementary, Pittsburgh, PA 8

Crows 9

Christmas at Western Psych 10


The Ginger Jar 13

The bottle blonde 14

The All Meat Diet 15

Are There Separate Heavens? 16

What Saves Us 17

All winter I wear 18

Dolores Means Sadness 19

Terri with an i, Dotted with a Heart 20

The Dead 21

She Takes a Stand on Jello 22

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1980 23

Thank You for Your Service 25


The Doctor Said 29

The Juice King 30

Aunt Lorraine squeezes through the bathroom window to grab the jewelry after Great Aunt Martha Dies 31

On Facebook 32

Big Weather 33

Outside of Albuquerque, December 26, 1982 34

In the Onion Drawer 36

Pepperoni, Bedpans, and Polyester 37

You Said 39

Fayetteville, Arkansas, December 26, 1977 40


My Bohemian Grandmother 45

With Love 46 Stage 4 Cancer 47

On the Farm 48

My Mother Never Flew Solo 49

Tarzan’s Cry 50

Mercy Hospital, April 1975 51

Survivor 52

Your First Breath a Wail 53

Drawing Home 54

Patsy Cline is on the Radio 55


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