Rentschler is a faculty member retired from many years in lifelong
education programs at MSU. He lives with his wife, Marilyn, in the
old gravel pits of Meridian Township, since tidied up This, after
scattering three children and 4 grandchildren around the country.
He leads an eclectic life in retirement Known as 'bibity bob'
the clown, Bob carries kites and giant bubble buckets around in
his Toyota, just in case. He also plays the bones, spoons, and washboards
when others will have him; such as the Pretty Shakey Stringband.
Volunteer time is spent at Loaves and Fishes, Radio Talking Books,
and Edgewood United Church. He is the self-appointed Litter Bearer
of his pristine Hidden Lake Drives area.
Bob enjoys sharing his poetry at Poets' Night at the Creole Gallery
in North Lansing where he serves often as host of the Open Mike
readings. His most recent series of poems is 'The Peace Train' based
on the Burma Shave roadside signs of times past.
He believes that poetry is the most complete art; its literacy,
architecture, and music needing to be read, seen, and heard in order
for one to approach that ever-expectant ecstatic poetic moment.
Peace . .
Life to the Spoken Word / 2:40
Want to make words jump off the page, stand up and shout?
This workshop will show you how to infuse a poem, story or
speech with vital energy, how to catch and hold the attention
of your audience. Together, poets Bob Rentschler and Ruelaine
Stokes will teach basic oral performance techniques that will
infuse verbal magic into any spoken word performance. This
workshop will be interactive and allow participants to practice
a variety of spoken word techniques. Fun!