At the same time as we are being “socially distant” — we are grappling with deeply rooted issues that can be tough to talk about. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
On this edition of This is Just to Say the poet Chen Chen reads his poem “Poem” from his new book When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about craft, humor, and how he came to poetry.
Everyone has an accent, especially Texans. But some people also have an extra layer of unique speech: the lowtalkers. They were the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.