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THE BARK AND THE TREE by Vivian Nesbitt

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On Sunday, March 14th KUNM's Radio Theater presents The Bark and the Tree, written and performed by Vivian Nesbitt.  She recalls a time in her life when she sought to learn more about her famous ancestor, Eva Mary Kelly O'Doherty.  Eva was reknowned in Ireland during the 1800s for being both a patriot and a poet, with several of her works (including her first published poem) appearing in the notable Irish nationalist newspaper, The Nation.  She fell in love with an Irish revolutionary, Kevin Izod O'Doherty, who was arrested for writing allegedly anti-government pieces and spent seven years in a penal colony.  Eva would have to wait ten years to be reunited with Kevin, whereupon they finally wed.