In this episode we change things up a bit. We discuss 5 poems by various poets including the US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith's poem "My God, It's Full of Stars" with our guest Professor John Wells. We also trash talk Bob Dylan, discuss the Dada movement, and also why people suck at reading poetry.
Here is where you can find everything:Charles Simic—I Am the Last: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49747/i-am-the-last-
Russell Edson— Counting Sheep: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/counting-sheep/
Frederick Seidel— (The Cosmos Poems) Into the Emptiness: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/seidel-cosmos.html?_r=1
W.H. Auden—The Unknown Citizen: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/unknown-citizen
Tracy K. Smith - My God, It's Full of Stars: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55519/my-god-its-full-of-starsWe also recommend watching Smith discuss and read part of that poem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIH6ewfplA
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