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Take a Poem, Leave a Poem


Poems are experiences in themselves, but hearing them read aloud really elevates them. This month’s Take a Poem, Leave a Poem features audio and/or video of many of the poets I was fortunate enough to see at AWP in Boston:

Distracted by an Ergonomic Bicycle by James Arthur

Abecedarian Requiring Further Examination of Anglikan Seraphym Subjugation of a Wild Indian Rezervation by Natalie Diaz

The Darkness by Stephen Dunn

Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay

Ultrasound by Maria Hummel

A Harmonica Lesson by Tyehimba Jess (and he plays harmonica at the end!)

Two poems from The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail by Gregory Sherl

Re: Happiness, in pursuit thereof by C.D. Wright

*During Poetry Month, The Poetry Foundation is celebrating the tradition of reading poems aloud and invite you to Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud. There are lots of poems for you to listen to as well!


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