In the basement with Bob Dylan’s English teacher

I had written several times about StoryCorps, the NPR/nonprofit initiative to record, archive and broadcast interviews conducted between regular Americans and their loved ones. The mobile studio spent weeks in Grand Rapids talking to people all over northern Minnesota. The facilitators also went out on assignment, interviewing unique characters. At the StoryCorps blog, Alex shares her interview with B.J. Rolfzen of Hibbing, who was Bob Dylan’s English teacher at Hibbing High School in the late 1950s. It’s a great story.

Anyone who’s ever spent time with B.J. Rolfzen knows you always get a one of a kind conversation. As co-chair of Dylan Days in Hibbing, I can attest that Rolfzen’s stories are always among the most memorable to visitors. He is poetry’s PR man. The audio of the interview will be used in StoryCorps programming and may likely find its way on the air at 91.7 KAXE at some point.

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