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English, Poems/Stories/Readings/Story telling, 1 season, 289 episodes, 16 hours, 31 minutes
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Each week, listen to Amanda Holmes introduce and read a poem, beautifully. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.
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“Hymn” by A. R. Ammons

Amanda Holmes reads A. R. Ammons’s “Hymn.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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“Planetarium” by Adrienne Rich

Amanda Holmes reads Adrienne Rich’s “Planetarium.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/20243 minutes, 47 seconds
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“Spring” by J. R. Solonche

Amanda Holmes reads J. R. Solonche’s “Spring.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/20242 minutes, 42 seconds
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“The Imaginary Iceberg” by Elizabeth Bishop

Amanda Holmes reads Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Imaginary Iceberg.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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From Las Cosas Nuevas by Ennio Moltedo

 Amanda Holmes reads the second poem from Ennio Moltedo’s Las Cosas Nuevas, translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/20244 minutes, 49 seconds
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“Nostos” by Louise Glück

Amanda Holmes reads Louise Glück’s “Nostos.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/20242 minutes, 20 seconds
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“The Limits of Love” by Yahia Lababidi

Amanda Holmes reads Yahia Lababidi’s “The Limits of Love.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/20242 minutes, 1 second
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“Said Hanrahan” by John O’Brien

Amanda Holmes reads John O’Brien’s “Said Hanrahan.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/20245 minutes, 13 seconds
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“My Possessions” by Charles Simic

Amanda Holmes reads Charles Simic’s “My Possessions.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/20242 minutes, 14 seconds
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“The Sick Wife” by Jane Kenyon

Amanda Holmes reads Jane Kenyon’s “The Sick Wife.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/20242 minutes, 16 seconds
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“Snow” by David Berman

Amanda Holmes reads David Berman’s “Snow.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/5/20242 minutes, 27 seconds
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“I Want to Write” by Margaret Walker

Amanda Holmes reads Margaret Walker’s “I Want to Write.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/20242 minutes, 6 seconds
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“Someone” by Dennis O’Driscoll

Amanda Holmes reads Dennis O’Driscoll’s “Someone.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/20243 minutes, 2 seconds
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“Poem about My Rights” by June Jordan

Amanda Holmes reads June Jordan’s “Poem about My Rights.” Take note that the poem includes explicit language and description of sexual assault. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/20247 minutes, 21 seconds
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“To a Milkmaid” by Carolyn Wells

Amanda Holmes reads Carolyn Wells’s “To a Milkmaid,” brought to our attention by her biographer, Rebecca Rego Barry. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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“The Hill-Shade” by William Barnes

Amanda Holmes reads William Barnes’s “The Hill-Shade.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/20242 minutes, 31 seconds
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“The Earth is Closing on Us” by Mahmoud Darwish

Amanda Holmes reads Mahmoud Darwish’s “The Earth is Closing on Us,” translated from the Arabic by Abdullah al-Udhari. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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“Justice Denied in Massachusetts” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Amanda Holmes reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Justice Denied in Massachusetts.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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“Eurydice” by Linda Gregg

Amanda Holmes reads Linda Gregg’s “Eurydice.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/20243 minutes, 15 seconds
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“Stages” by Hermann Hesse

Amanda Holmes reads Hermann Hesse’s “Stages,” translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/2/20243 minutes, 56 seconds
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“Envoy” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Envoy.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/26/20231 minute, 30 seconds
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“The Mist on the Mountain” by Loren Eiseley

Amanda Holmes reads Loren Eiseley’s “The Mist on the Mountain.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/20234 minutes, 37 seconds
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“The Coming of Light” by Mark Strand

Amanda Holmes reads Mark Strand’s “The Coming of Light.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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Selections from Hafiz’s Little Book of Life

Amanda Holmes reads from Hafiz’s Little Book of Life, a new translation of the Persian mystic’s work by Erfan Mojib and Gary Gach. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/20233 minutes, 20 seconds
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“Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall

Amanda Holmes reads Donald Hall’s “Ox Cart Man.” Read Hall’s essays “Remains” and “One Road” on our website. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/28/20232 minutes, 40 seconds
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“Winter Creek” by Jim Harrison

Amanda Holmes reads Jim Harrison’s “Winter Creek.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/8nforbyn370ml4wk51um5/264-harrison-winter-creek.mp3?rlkey=vk7joeqryhodt0qcd2aefif11&dl=0 This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/20232 minutes, 51 seconds
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“My Story in a Late Style of Fire” by Larry Levis

Amanda Holmes reads Larry Levis’s “My Story in a Late Style of Fire.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/20236 minutes, 17 seconds
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“I Explain a Few Things” by Pablo Neruda

Amanda Holmes reads Pablo Neruda’s “I Explain a Few Things,” translated from the Spanish by Galway Kinnell. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/20234 minutes, 53 seconds
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“Her Kind” by Anne Sexton

Amanda Holmes reads Anne Sexton’s “Her Kind.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/20232 minutes, 41 seconds
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“Consolation” by Wislawa Szymborska

Amanda Holmes reads Wislawa Szymborska’s “Consolation,” translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/20233 minutes, 14 seconds
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“The Bean Eaters” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Amanda Holmes reads Gwendolyn Brooks’s “The Bean Eaters.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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“The Watcher” by Rainer Maria Rilke

Amanda Holmes reads Rainer Maria Rilke’s “The Watcher,” translated from the German by Stephanie Bastek. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. The Watcherby Rainer Maria RilkeI see the storms coming in the treesthat on swollen, balmy daysbeat at my anxious window,and hear the Distance saying thingsthat I can’t bear without a friend,can’t love without a sister.There goes the storm, a rearranger,goes through forest and through time,and everything is as though ageless:the landscape, like a verse in a psalm book,is truth and might and eternity.How small it is, what we wrestle with,what wrestles with us, how great;if we could let ourselves be more like things,be subdued by great storms—we would become vast and nameless.What we defeat is the Small,and the victory itself makes us small.The Eternal and Enormouswill not be bent by us.This is the Angel that appearedto the wrestlers of the Old Testament:when its adversary’s sinewsstrained like metal in the struggle,it felt them under its fingerslike the strings of deep melodies.Whomever was bested by this Angel—who so often renounced struggle—he goes righteous and uprightand great from that harsh hand,which embraced him like a sculptor.Victories do not entice him.This is how he grows: deep defeatby ever greater forces.Translated by Stephanie Bastek Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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“In My Desire to Be Nude” by José Garcia Villa

Amanda Holmes reads José Garcia Villa’s “In My Desire to Be Nude.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Lullaby” by May Sarton

Amanda Holmes reads May Sarton’s “Lullaby.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/20232 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Selection from “Station Island” by Seamus Heaney

Amanda Holmes reads Part XI of Seamus Heaney’s Station Island. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/20234 minutes, 19 seconds
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“I Want Both of Us” by Hafiz

Amanda Holmes reads Hafiz’s “I Want Both of Us,” rendered into English by Daniel Ladinsky. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/20232 minutes, 46 seconds
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“How to Remember Heat” by Michelle Murphy

Amanda Holmes reads Michelle Murphy’s “How to Remember Heat.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/20232 minutes, 48 seconds
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“A Poem for the Two of Us” by Mika Antic

Amanda Holmes reads Mika Antic’s “A Poem for the Two of Us,” translated by Marija Dimitrijevski. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20232 minutes, 56 seconds
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“Waiting for Icarus” by Muriel Rukeyser

Amanda Holmes reads Muriel Rukeyser’s poem “Waiting for Icarus.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/20232 minutes, 42 seconds
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“The Silence” by C. K. Williams

Amanda Holmes reads C. K. Williams’s poem “The Silence.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/20234 minutes, 58 seconds
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“The Great Lover” by Rupert Brooke

Amanda Holmes reads Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Great Lover.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/20236 minutes, 46 seconds
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“Upon Julia’s Clothes” by Robert Herrick

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Herrick’s poem “Upon Julia’s Clothes.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/20231 minute, 28 seconds
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“I Am Learning to Abandon the World” by Linda Pastan

Amanda Holmes reads Linda Pastan’s poem “I Am Learning to Abandon the World.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/20232 minutes, 26 seconds
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“Sea Rose” by H. D.

Amanda Holmes reads H. D.’s poem “Sea Rose.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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“The Night Alarm” by Veronika Tushnova

Amanda Holmes reads Veronika Tushnova’s poem “The Night Alarm,” translated by Olga Dumer. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/20233 minutes, 51 seconds
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“When I Love You” by Nizar Qabbani

Amanda Holmes reads Nizar Qabbani’s poem “When I Love You,” translated by Lena Jayyusi and Jack Collum. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/20232 minutes, 49 seconds
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“En Route” by Adam Zagajewski

Amanda Holmes reads Adam Zagajewski’s poem “En Route.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/20234 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Morning Swim” by Maxine Kumin

Amanda Holmes reads Maxine Kumin’s poem “Morning Swim.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/20232 minutes, 45 seconds
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“The Portrait” by Stanley Kunitz

Amanda Holmes reads Stanley Kunitz’s poem “The Portrait.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Leap Minnows Leap” by James Still

Amanda Holmes reads James Still’s poem “Leap Minnows Leap.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/20232 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Huswifery” by Edward Taylor

Amanda Holmes reads Edward Taylor’s poem “Huswifery.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/20233 minutes, 8 seconds
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“Keeping Quiet” by Pablo Neruda

Amanda Holmes reads Pablo Neruda’s poem “Keeping Quiet,” translated by Alastair Reid. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/20234 minutes, 46 seconds
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“The Call” by Charlotte Mew

Amanda Holmes reads Charlotte Mew’s poem “The Call.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/20233 minutes, 1 second
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“The Diameter of the Bomb” by Yehuda Amichai

Amanda Holmes reads Yehuda Amichai’s poem “The Diameter of the Bomb.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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“Take Only What Is Most Important” by Serhiy Zhadan

Amanda Holmes reads Serhiy Zhadan’s poem “Take Only What Is Most Important,” translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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“The Bluebird” by Charles Bukowski

Amanda Holmes reads Charles Bukowski’s poem “The Bluebird.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/20232 minutes, 38 seconds
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“Seth Compton” by Edgar Lee Masters

Amanda Holmes reads Edgar Lee Masters’s poem “Seth Compton.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/20232 minutes, 35 seconds
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“A Hand Not Ready for Birds” by Muhammed Ali Chamseddine

Amanda Holmes reads Muhammed Ali Chamseddine’s poem “A Hand Not Ready for Birds,” translated from the Arabic by Mansour Ajami. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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“The Flower-School” by Rabindranath Tagore

Amanda Holmes reads Rabindranath Tagore’s poem “The Flower-School.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/20232 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Sunday Morning” by Wallace Stevens

Amanda Holmes reads Wallace Stevens’s poem “Sunday Morning.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Three O’Clock 1942” by Grace Cavalieri

Amanda Holmes reads Grace Cavalieri’s poem “Three O’Clock 1942.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/20233 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Black Mother Woman” by Audre Lorde

Amanda Holmes reads Audre Lorde’s poem “Black Mother Woman.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20232 minutes, 21 seconds
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“My Grandmother’s Love Letters” by Hart Crane

Amanda Holmes reads Hart Crane’s poem “My Grandmother’s Love Letters.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/20232 minutes, 54 seconds
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“The Hospital” by Patrick Kavanagh

Amanda Holmes reads Patrick Kavanagh’s poem “The Hospital.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/20232 minutes, 29 seconds
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“Not Only the Eskimos” by Lisel Mueller

Amanda Holmes reads Lisel Mueller’s poem “Not Only the Eskimos.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/20234 minutes, 2 seconds
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“The Dacca Gauzes” by Agha Shahid Ali

Amanda Holmes reads Agha Shahid Ali’s poem “The Dacca Gauzes.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/20232 minutes, 55 seconds
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“The Hollow Men” by T. S. Eliot

Amanda Holmes reads T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/20235 minutes, 38 seconds
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“Recuerdo” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Amanda Holmes reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Recuerdo.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/20232 minutes, 23 seconds
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“Postscript” by Seamus Heaney

Amanda Holmes reads Seamus Heaney’s poem “Postscript.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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“The Patience of Ordinary Things” by Pat Schneider

Amanda Holmes reads Pat Schneider’s poem “The Patience of Ordinary Things.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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“The Illiterate” by William Meredith

Amanda Holmes reads William Meredith’s poem “The Illiterate.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/20232 minutes, 15 seconds
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“The Fig Tree” by Lasse Söderberg

Amanda Holmes reads Lasse Söderberg’s poem “The Fig Tree.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/20233 minutes, 6 seconds
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“I cannot live with You” by Emily Dickinson

Amanda Holmes reads Emily Dickinson’s poem “I cannot live with You.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/27/20222 minutes, 57 seconds
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“Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara

Amanda Holmes reads Frank O’Hara’s poem “Having a Coke with You.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/20223 minutes, 10 seconds
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“I Have So Often Dreamed of You” by Robert Desnos

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Desnos’s poem “J’ai tant rêvé de toi,” translated from the French by Paul Auster as “I Have So Often Dreamed of You.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/20225 minutes, 26 seconds
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“what the mirror said” by Lucille Clifton

Amanda Holmes reads Lucille Clifton’s poem “what the mirror said.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/20221 minute, 45 seconds
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“The Sadness of Clothes” by Emily Fragos

Amanda Holmes reads Emily Fragos’s poem “The Sadness of Clothes.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/20222 minutes, 39 seconds
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“We Lived Happily During the War” by Ilya Kaminsky

Amanda Holmes reads Ilya Kaminsky’s poem “We Lived Happily During the War.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/20222 minutes, 13 seconds
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“For My People” by Margaret Walker

Amanda Holmes reads Margaret Walker’s poem “For My People.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/20226 minutes
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“The Glow of the Night Sky” by Jaan Kaplinski

Amanda Holmes reads Jaan Kaplinski’s poem “The Glow of the Night Sky,” translated from the Estonian by Sam Hamill and Riina Tamm. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/20221 minute, 46 seconds
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“The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Amanda Holmes reads Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poem “The Windhover.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/20222 minutes, 37 seconds
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“He Is Quiet and So Am I” by Mahmoud Darwish

Amanda Holmes reads Mahmoud Darwish’s poem “He Is Quiet and So Am I,” translated from the Arabic by Omnia Amin and Rick London. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/20222 minutes, 54 seconds
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“Plurality” by Louis MacNeice

Amanda Holmes reads Louis MacNeice’s poem “Plurality.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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“Under a Certain Little Star” by Wislawa Szymborska

Amanda Holmes reads Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Under a Certain Little Star.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/20223 minutes, 42 seconds
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“The Yellow Star That Goes With Me” by Jessica Greenbaum

Amanda Holmes reads Jessica Greenbaum’s poem “The Yellow Star That Goes With Me.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/20223 minutes, 23 seconds
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“Unending Love” by Rabindranath Tagore

Amanda Holmes reads Rabindranath Tagore’s poem “Unending Love,” translated from the Bengali by William Radice. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/20223 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Give Me Back My Rags” by Vasko Popa

Amanda Holmes reads Vasko Popa’s poem “Give Me Back My Rags,” translated from the Serbian by Charles Simic. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/20229 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Talking in Bed” by Philip Larkin

Amanda Holmes reads Philip Larkin’s poem “Talking in Bed.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/20221 minute, 56 seconds
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“To Father” by Nini Lungalang

Amanda Holmes reads Nini Lungalang’s poem “To Father.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/20222 minutes, 32 seconds
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“The Singing Cat” by Stevie Smith

Amanda Holmes reads Stevie Smith’s poem “The Singing Cat.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/20222 minutes, 19 seconds
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“Ich grolle nicht” by Heinrich Heine

Amanda Holmes reads Heinrich Heine’s poem “Ich grolle nicht,” translated from the German by Richard Stokes. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/20222 minutes, 28 seconds
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“The Taxi” by Amy Lowell

Amanda Holmes reads Amy Lowell’s poem “The Taxi.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/20221 minute, 56 seconds
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“Work Is My Secret Lover” by Grace Cavalieri

Amanda Holmes reads Grace Cavalieri’s poem “Work Is My Secret Lover.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/20222 minutes, 47 seconds
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“I, Lover” by Elsa Gidlow

Amanda Holmes reads Elsa Gidlow’s poem “I, Lover.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/20222 minutes, 28 seconds
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“Harriet in the Promised Land” by Sam Cornish

Amanda Holmes reads Sam Cornish’s poem “Harriet in the Promised Land.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/20223 minutes, 3 seconds
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“An Introduction” by Kamala Das

Amanda Holmes reads Kamala Das’s poem “An Introduction.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/20224 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Very Specific Excerpt from “Maud” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Amanda Holmes reads the eighth stanza of the eighteenth part of “Maud,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/5/20223 minutes, 24 seconds
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“nobody but you” by Charles Bukowski

Amanda Holmes reads Charles Bukowski’s poem “nobody but you.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/20222 minutes, 45 seconds
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“She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep” by Robert Graves

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Graves’s poem “She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep.”Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/21/20221 minute, 49 seconds
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“In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.” by June Jordan

Amanda Holmes reads June Jordan’s poem “In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20222 minutes, 57 seconds
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“Birth of the Foal” by Ferenc Juhasz

Amanda Holmes reads Ferenc Juhasz’s poem “Birth of the Foal,” translated from the Hungarian by David Wevill. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/20223 minutes, 2 seconds
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“I Love to See the Summer Beaming Forth” by John Clare

Amanda Holmes reads John Clare’s poem “I Love to See the Summer Beaming Forth.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/20222 minutes, 23 seconds
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“Adlestrop” by Edward Thomas

Amanda Holmes reads Edward Thomas’s poem “Adlestrop.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/20222 minutes, 12 seconds
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“The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh

Amanda Holmes reads Sir Walter Raleigh’s poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/20222 minutes, 35 seconds
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“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe

Amanda Holmes reads Christopher Marlowe’s poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20222 minutes, 40 seconds
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“In Country Sleep” by Dylan Thomas

 Amanda Holmes reads Dylan Thomas’s poem “In Country Sleep.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202211 minutes, 21 seconds
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“Nevertheless” by Marianne Moore

Amanda Holmes reads Marianne Moore’s poem “Nevertheless.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20222 minutes, 43 seconds
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“The Color Blue” by Boris Pasternak

Amanda Holmes reads Boris Pasternak’s poem “The Color Blue,” translated from the Russian by Olga Dumer. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/20222 minutes, 50 seconds
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“The Love I Gave You Once” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Amanda Holmes reads Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem “The Love I Gave You Once.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/20223 minutes, 48 seconds
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“Tell all the truth but tell it slant” by Emily Dickinson

Amanda Holmes reads Emily Dickinson’s poem “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/20221 minute, 25 seconds
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“Soldiers Aim at Us” by Ilya Kaminsky

Amanda Holmes reads Ilya Kaminsky’s poem “Soldiers Aim at Us.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20222 minutes, 30 seconds
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“Kisses” by Gabriela Mistral

Amanda Holmes reads Gabriela Mistral’s poem “Kisses,” translated from the Spanish especially for this podcast by Carolyn Forché. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20228 minutes, 3 seconds
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“Nothing Twice” by Wislawa Szymborska

Amanda Holmes reads Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Nothing Twice.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/20222 minutes, 45 seconds
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“The Rumination of Rivers” by William Bronk

Amanda Holmes reads William Bronk’s poem “The Rumination of Rivers.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/20222 minutes, 44 seconds
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“Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Amanda Holmes reads Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “Ode to the West Wind.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/20227 minutes, 39 seconds
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“At the American Express Office” by Edith Bruck

Amanda Holmes reads Edith Bruck’s poem “At the American Express Office,” translated by Jeanne Bonner. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/20222 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Touch Me” by Stanley Kunitz

Amanda Holmes reads Stanley Kunitz’s poem “Touch Me.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/20222 minutes, 43 seconds
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“Love After Love” by Derek Walcott

Amanda Holmes reads Derek Walcott’s poem “Love After Love.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/20222 minutes, 26 seconds
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“The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens

Amanda Holmes reads Wallace Stevens’s poem “The Snow Man.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/20222 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Sometimes, Oh, Often, Indeed” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Amanda Holmes reads Edna St. Vincent Millay ’s poem “Sometimes, Oh, Often, Indeed.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/20222 minutes, 29 seconds
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“A Litany of Survival” by Audre Lorde

Amanda Holmes reads Audre Lorde’s poem “A Litany of Survival.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/20223 minutes, 37 seconds
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“Winter Scene” by A. R. Ammons

Amanda Holmes reads A. R. Ammons’s poem “Winter Scene.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/20221 minute, 33 seconds
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“No One Has Taken Anything Away” by Marina Tsvetaeva

Amanda Holmes reads Marina Tsvetaeva’s poem “No One Has Taken Anything Away,” translated from the Russian by Elaine Feinstein. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/20222 minutes, 31 seconds
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“Vultures” by Chinua Achebe

Amanda Holmes reads Chinua Achebe’s poem “Vultures.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/20212 minutes, 56 seconds
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“The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy

Amanda Holmes reads Thomas Hardy’s poem “The Darkling Thrush.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/20212 minutes, 40 seconds
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“Walking Away” by Cecil Day Lewis

Amanda Holmes reads Cecil Day Lewis’s poem “Walking Away.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/20212 minutes, 36 seconds
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“A Song” by Joseph Brodsky

Amanda Holmes reads Joseph Brodsky’s poem “A Song.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/20212 minutes, 44 seconds
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“Farewell” by Agha Shahid Ali

Amanda Holmes reads Agha Shahid Ali’s poem “Farewell.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.  This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/20214 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Failing and Flying” by Jack Gilbert

Amanda Holmes reads Jack Gilbert’s poem “Failing and Flying.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/20212 minutes, 39 seconds
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“The Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall

Amanda Holmes reads Dudley Randall’s poem “The Ballad of Birmingham.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/20212 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Salutation to the Dawn” by Kalidasa

Amanda Holmes reads Kalidasa’s poem “Salutation to the Dawn,” translated from the Sanskrit. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/20211 minute, 55 seconds
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“The Quarrel” by Katherine Mansfield

Amanda Holmes reads Katherine Mansfield’s poem “The Quarrel.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/20212 minutes, 16 seconds
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“There’s a Moon Inside My Body” by Kabir

Amanda Holmes reads Kabir’s poem “There’s a Moon Inside My Body,” translated by Rabindranath Tagore. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/20212 minutes, 19 seconds
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“When You Are Old” by W. B. Yeats

Amanda Holmes reads W. B. Yeats’s poem “When You Are Old.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/20212 minutes, 4 seconds
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“On Living” by Nâzim Hikmet

Amanda Holmes reads Nâzim Hikmet’s poem “On Living.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/20214 minutes, 11 seconds
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“Abduction” by Saadi Youssef

Amanda Holmes reads Saadi Youssef’s poem “Abduction,” translated by Khaled Mattawa. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/20212 minutes, 33 seconds
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“The Lightkeeper” by Carolyn Forché

Amanda Holmes reads Carolyn Forché’s poem “The Lightkeeper.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/20213 minutes, 29 seconds
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“The child (who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga)” by Ingrid Jonker

Amanda Holmes reads Ingrid Jonker’s poem “The child (who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga),” translated by Jack Cope and William Plomer. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/20213 minutes, 8 seconds
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“My Philosophy of Life” by John Ashbery

Amanda Holmes reads John Ashbery’s poem “My Philosophy of Life.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/20215 minutes, 24 seconds
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“The Day Is Done” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Amanda Holmes reads Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “The Day Is Done.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/20213 minutes, 10 seconds
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“A Woman Speaks” by Audre Lorde

Amanda Holmes reads Audre Lorde’s poem “A Woman Speaks.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/20212 minutes, 30 seconds
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“Lake Echo, Dear” by C. D. Wright

Amanda Holmes reads C. D. Wright’s poem “Lake Echo, Dear.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/20212 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich

Amanda Holmes reads Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/20212 minutes, 1 second
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“The Uninvited” by Dannie Abse

Amanda Holmes reads Dannie Abse’s poem “The Uninvited.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/20212 minutes, 29 seconds
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“Sonnet: Grief Dies” by Henry Timrod

Amanda Holmes reads Henry Timrod’s poem “Sonnet: Grief Dies.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/3/20211 minute, 54 seconds
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“Remember” by Christina Rossetti

Amanda Holmes reads Christina Rossetti’s poem “Remember.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/20212 minutes, 4 seconds
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“We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Amanda Holmes reads Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “We Wear the Mask.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/20212 minutes, 30 seconds
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“To Licinius” by Horace

Amanda Holmes reads Horace’s poem “To Licinius,” translated by David Ferry. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/13/20212 minutes, 44 seconds
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“If China” by Stanislaw Baranczak

Amanda Holmes reads Stanislaw Baranczak’s poem “If China,” translated by Magnus J. Krynski. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/20212 minutes, 8 seconds
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“The Innocence of Solomon” by Nick Joaquin

Amanda Holmes reads Nick Joaquin’s poem “The Innocence of Solomon.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/29/20212 minutes, 45 seconds
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“On the Birth of a Son” by Su Tung-Po

Amanda Holmes reads Su Tung-Po’s poem “On the Birth of a Son,” translated by Arthur Waley. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/20211 minute, 35 seconds
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“Letter to the Front” by Muriel Rukeyser

Recently, a listener requested a longer work by the poet Muriel Rukeyser, whose poetry is not as widely known 40 years after her death as it should be. Amanda Holmes joined our sister podcast Smarty Pants recently to discuss why Rukeyser’s work speaks to her and then to read the long poem cycle “Letter to the Front,” written in 1944.Go beyond the episode:Listen to our sister podcast, Smarty PantsRead “Letter to the Front” by Muriel RukeyserTry not to chuckle as Rukeyser reads her poem “Waiting for Icarus,” written from the perspective of the ill-fated man’s wifeThe Book of the Dead (1938), reissued in 2018 by West Virginia University Press, was written in response to the 1931 Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster, in which hundreds of miners, mostly Black, died of silicosis. Rukeyser combined her own observations with trial testimony from the surviving miners’ lawsuit against their employer.“In moments of desperation, a favorite poem has resurfaced lately, sometimes on Twitter and sometimes in memory,” writes Sam Huber in The Paris Review, of Rukeyser’s “Poem” from 1968 that begins “I lived in the first century of world wars”Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202131 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Those Who Pass Between Fleeting Words” by Mahmoud Darwish

Amanda Holmes reads Mahmoud Darwish’s poem “Those Who Pass Between Fleeting Words,” translated especially for this podcast by Carolyn Forché. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/8/20214 minutes, 43 seconds
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“Sunflower Sutra” by Allen Ginsberg

Amanda Holmes reads Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “Sunflower Sutra.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/1/20217 minutes, 36 seconds
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“A Ritual to Read to Each Other” by William Stafford

Amanda Holmes reads William Stafford’s poem “A Ritual to Read to Each Other.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/20212 minutes, 39 seconds
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“cutting greens” by Lucille Clifton

Amanda Holmes reads Lucille Clifton’s poem “cutting greens.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/20211 minute, 51 seconds
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“The Haunted Beach” by Mary Robinson

Amanda Holmes reads Mary Robinson’s poem “The Haunted Beach.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/20215 minutes, 28 seconds
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“The Wind Will Blow Us Away” by Forugh Farrokhzad

Amanda Holmes reads Forugh Farrokhzad’s poem “The Wind Will Blow Us Away.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/20212 minutes, 47 seconds
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“[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” by E. E. Cummings

Amanda Holmes reads E. E. Cummings’s poem “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in].” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/27/20212 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Song of the Rain” by Kahlil Gibran

Amanda Holmes reads Kahlil Gibran’s poem “Song of the Rain.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/20213 minutes, 9 seconds
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“Everyone Sang” by Siegfried Sassoon

Amanda Holmes reads Siegfried Sassoon’s poem, “Everyone Sang.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/20212 minutes, 1 second
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“A Letter” by Amrita Pritam

Amanda Holmes reads Amrita Pritam’s poem, “A Letter,” translated from the Punjabi by D. H. Tracy and Mohan Tracy. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/20212 minutes, 30 seconds
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“Who Is This” by Rabindranath Tagore

Amanda Holmes reads Rabindranath Tagore’s poem, “Who Is This.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/30/20211 minute, 39 seconds
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“Home Burial” by Robert Frost

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Frost’s poem, “Home Burial.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/20218 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Tarantella” by Hilaire Belloc

Amanda Holmes reads Hilaire Belloc’s poem, “Tarantella.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/20212 minutes, 50 seconds
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“Palindrome” by Lisel Mueller

Amanda Holmes reads Lisel Mueller’s poem, “Palindrome.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/20213 minutes, 44 seconds
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“Stanzas” by Emily Brontë

Amanda Holmes reads Emily Brontë’s poem, “Stanzas.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/20212 minutes, 39 seconds
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“The Guest House” by Rumi

Amanda Holmes reads Rumi’s poem, “The Guest House,” translated by Coleman Barks. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20212 minutes, 4 seconds
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“Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden

Amanda Holmes reads W. H. Auden’s poem, “Funeral Blues.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20212 minutes, 41 seconds
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“Love at First Sight” by Wislawa Szymborska

Amanda Holmes reads Wislawa Szymborska’s poem, “Love at First Sight,” translated from the Polish by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/20213 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Miniature Snowstorm” by Rosamund Stanhope

Amanda Holmes reads Rosamund Stanhope’s poem, “Miniature Snowstorm.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20212 minutes, 30 seconds
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“Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines)” by Pablo Neruda

Amanda Holmes reads Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines),” translated by W. S. Merwin. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/20217 minutes, 7 seconds
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“You, Andrew Marvell” by Archibald MacLeish

Amanda Holmes reads Archibald MacLeish’s poem, “You, Andrew Marvell.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20213 minutes, 28 seconds
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“To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell

Amanda Holmes reads Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/20213 minutes, 34 seconds
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“A Prison Evening” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Amanda Holmes reads Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem “A Prison Evening.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/20212 minutes, 49 seconds
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“Lights Out” by Edward Thomas

Amanda Holmes reads Edward Thomas’s poem “Lights Out.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/20202 minutes, 38 seconds
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“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Amanda Holmes reads Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/20203 minutes, 6 seconds
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“A Bird, came down the Walk” by Emily Dickinson

Amanda Holmes reads Emily Dickinson’s poem, “A Bird, came down the Walk.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/20201 minute, 48 seconds
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“Sonnet 14” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Amanda Holmes reads “Sonnet 14 (If thou must love me, let it be for nought)” from Elizabeth Barrett Brownings’s Sonnets from the Portuguese. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/20202 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Wait” by Galway Kinnell

Amanda Holmes reads Galway Kinnell’s poem, “Wait.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/20202 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Pangur Bán” by Anonymous

Amanda Holmes reads the anonymous 9th-century poem “Pangur Bán,” translated from the Irish by Seamus Heaney. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/20202 minutes, 55 seconds
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“Messiah” by Gulzar

Amanda Holmes reads Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlavi’s poem, “Messiah,” translated from the Urdu by J.P. Das. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/20201 minute, 43 seconds
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“The Swan” by Mary Oliver

Amanda Holmes reads Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Swan.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/20202 minutes, 26 seconds
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“Neutral Tones” by Thomas Hardy

Amanda Holmes reads Thomas Hardy’s poem, “Neutral Tones.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/20202 minutes, 18 seconds
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“Wind-Up Doll” by Forugh Farrokhzad

Amanda Holmes reads Forugh Farrokhzad’s poem, “Wind-Up Doll,” translated from the Persian by Sholeh Wolpé. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/20204 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Sonnet” by Elizabeth Bishop

Amanda Holmes reads Elizabeth Bishops’s last poem, “Sonnet.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/20201 minute, 47 seconds
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“Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by W. B. Yeats

Amanda Holmes reads W. B. Yeats’s poem, “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/20201 minute, 54 seconds
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“Burnt Norton” by T. S. Eliot

 Amanda Holmes reads “Burnt Norton,” the first of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202012 minutes, 15 seconds
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“Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.” by Nissim Ezekiel

Amanda Holmes reads Nissim Ezekiel’s poem, “Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/20203 minutes, 43 seconds
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“I Sit and Sew” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Amanda Holmes reads Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s poem, “I Sit and Sew.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/20203 minutes, 11 seconds
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“The Two Times I Loved You the Most In a Car” by Dorothea Grossman

Amanda Holmes reads Dorothea Grossman’s poem, “The Two Times I Loved You the Most In a Car.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/20201 minute, 54 seconds
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“The Canonization” by John Donne

Amanda Holmes reads John Donne’s poem, “The Canonization.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20203 minutes, 56 seconds
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“Let Me Begin Again” by Philip Levine

Amanda Holmes reads Philip Levine’s poem, “Let Me Begin Again.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/20202 minutes, 54 seconds
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“Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Amanda Holmes reads Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poem, “Spring and Fall.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/20202 minutes, 14 seconds
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“Tintern Abbey” by William Wordsworth

Amanda Holmes reads William Wordsworth’s poem, “Tintern Abbey,” formally entitled “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798.” Plus, read her essay on the poem for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202011 minutes, 16 seconds
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“The Quartz Pebble” by Vasko Popa

Amanda Holmes reads Vasko Popa’s poem, “The Quartz Pebble,” translated by Anne Pennington. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/20206 minutes, 31 seconds
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“A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Amanda Holmes reads Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “A Psalm of Life.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/28/20203 minutes, 18 seconds
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“To the Young Who Want to Die” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Amanda Holmes reads Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, “To the Young Who Want to Die.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/20202 minutes, 32 seconds
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“O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman

Amanda Holmes reads Walt Whitman’s poem, “O Captain! My Captain!” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/14/20203 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus Episode: An Interview with Amanda Holmes

This week, we have a special bonus interview with host Amanda Holmes, in conversation with Stephanie Bastek, the show’s producer and the host of The American Scholar’s Smarty Pants podcast. For the past year and a half, Holmes has recited poems ranging from English classics by W. B. Yeats and Maya Angelou to works in translation by Kamala Das and Wislawa Szymborska to mournful sonnets by Rupert Brooke and lighthearted romps by Kenneth Patchen and Laura Riding. Holmes’s gift lies in treating each poem with equal attention, whether it’s by a new poet she’s just encountered or a canonical master. These days, with listener requests flooding in during the pandemic, the show’s tagline seems truer than ever: we all need more poetry in our lives.Go beyond the episode:Subscribe to Smarty Pants: Spotify • iTunes • Feedburner • Stitcher • Google Play • AcastRead Amanda Holmes’s book reviews and feature column at the Washington Independent Review of BooksPoems mentioned:Robert Browning, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”Jane Hirshfield, “For What Binds Us”W. H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues”Rabindranath Tagore, “Dungeon” and an excerpt from GitanjaliWalt Whitman, “O Captain! My Captain!”Emily Dickinson,“I felt a Funeral, in my Brain”Kamala Das, “Summer in Calcutta”Toru Dutt, “Our Casuarina Tree”Leonardo Sinisgalli, “Elderly Tears”Rainer Maria Rilke, “Archaic Torso of Apollo” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/202017 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Land That I Love: Farewell” by José Rizal

Amanda Holmes reads José Rizal’s poem, “Land That I Love: Farewell,” translated by Nick Joaquín. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/20207 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Halfway Down” by A. A. Milne

Amanda Holmes reads A. A. Milne’s poem, “Halfway Down.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/20201 minute, 50 seconds
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“Convolvulus” by Helen Dunmore

Amanda Holmes reads Helen Dunmore’s poem, “Convolvulus.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/20203 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Sailing to Byzantium” by W. B. Yeats

Amanda Holmes reads W. B. Yeats’s poem, “Sailing to Byzantium.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/20203 minutes, 33 seconds
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“Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou

Amanda Holmes reads Maya Angelou’s poem, “Caged Bird.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/9/20203 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Eros Turannos” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Amanda Holmes reads Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem, “Eros Turannos.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/2/20203 minutes, 31 seconds
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“Summer in Calcutta” by Kamala Das

Amanda Holmes reads Kamala Das’s poem, “Summer in Calcutta.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/20202 minutes, 23 seconds
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“The Trees” by Philip Larkin

Amanda Holmes reads Philip Larkin’s poem, “The Trees.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/20201 minute, 39 seconds
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“If You Forget Me” by Pablo Neruda

Amanda Holmes reads Pablo Neruda’s poem, “If You Forget Me,” translated by Donald S. Walsh. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/20202 minutes, 53 seconds
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“Postcard from Kashmir” by Agha Shahid Ali

Amanda Holmes reads Agha Shahid Ali’s poem, “Postcard from Kashmir.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/20201 minute, 57 seconds
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“The Courage Of Shutting-Up” by Sylvia Plath

Amanda Holmes reads Sylvia Plath’s poem, “The Courage Of Shutting-Up.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/20203 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Nod” by Walter de la Mare

Amanda Holmes reads Walter de la Mare’s poem, “Nod.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/20202 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Because It’s Good to Keep Things Straight” by Kenneth Patchen

Amanda Holmes reads Kenneth Patchen’s poem, “Because It’s Good to Keep Things Straight.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/20202 minutes, 24 seconds
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“Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold

Amanda Holmes reads Matthew Arnold’s poem, “Dover Beach.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/20203 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Driving Glove” by Claudia Emerson

Amanda Holmes reads Claudia Emerson’s poem, “Driving Glove.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/20202 minutes, 3 seconds
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“the lost baby poem” by Lucille Clifton

Amanda Holmes reads Lucille Clifton’s “the lost baby poem.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/20202 minutes, 45 seconds
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“Poetry, a Natural Thing” by Robert Duncan

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Duncan’s poem, “Poetry, a Natural Thing.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/20202 minutes, 50 seconds
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“The Hard Question” by W. H. Auden

Amanda Holmes reads W. H. Auden’s poem, “The Hard Question.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/20203 minutes, 16 seconds
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“Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich

Amanda Holmes reads Adrienne Rich’s poem, “Diving into the Wreck.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/20205 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Renascence” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Amanda Holmes reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, “Renascence.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/202013 minutes, 12 seconds
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“Birches” by Robert Frost

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Frost’s poem, “Birches.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Explore more poetry at our website, https://theamericanscholar.org/This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/20204 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Love Poem” by Audre Lorde

Amanda Holmes reads Audre Lorde’s “Love Poem.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/20202 minutes, 29 seconds
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“The Gravel Walks” by Seamus Heaney

Amanda Holmes reads Seamus Heaney’s poem, “The Gravel Walks.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/20203 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Advice to a Girl” by Sara Teasdale

Amanda Holmes reads Sara Teasdale’s poem, “Advice to a Girl.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/20201 minute, 52 seconds
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“miss rosie” by Lucille Clifton

Amanda Holmes reads Lucille Clifton’s poem, “miss rosie.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20201 minute, 58 seconds
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“I Knew a Woman” by Theodore Roethke

Amanda Holmes reads Theodore Roethke’s poem, “I Knew a Woman.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/20203 minutes, 1 second
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“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

Amanda Holmes reads William Ernest Henley’s poem, “Invictus.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/20202 minutes, 6 seconds
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“The Listeners” by Walter de La Mare

Amanda Holmes reads Walter de La Mare’s poem, “The Listeners.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/31/20193 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Forgotten As If You Never Were” by Mahmoud Darwish

Amanda Holmes reads Mahmoud Darwish’s poem “Forgotten As If You Never Were.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/24/20193 minutes, 56 seconds
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“Trouble with Math in a One-Room Country School” by Jane Kenyon

Amanda Holmes reads Jane Kenyon’s poem “Trouble with Math in a One-Room Country School.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/20193 minutes, 6 seconds
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An Excerpt from “Gitanjali” by Rabindranath Tagore

Amanda Holmes reads an excerpt from Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali. Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/20192 minutes, 14 seconds
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“My November Guest” by Robert Frost

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Frost’s poem, “My November Guest.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/20192 minutes, 34 seconds
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“Nirvana” by Charles Bukowski

Amanda Holmes reads Charles Bukowski’s poem, “Nirvana.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/20193 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Dungeon” by Rabindranath Tagore

Amanda Holmes reads Rabindranath Tagore’s poem, “Dungeon.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/20192 minutes, 33 seconds
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“November Rain” by Jaroslav Seifert

Amanda Holmes reads Jaroslav Seifert’s poem, “November Rain.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/20194 minutes, 31 seconds
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“[hist whist]” by E. E. Cummings

Amanda Holmes reads E. E. Cummings’s poem, “[hist whist].” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/20192 minutes, 5 seconds
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“The Life Beyond” by Rupert Brooke

Amanda Holmes reads Rupert Brooke’s poem, “The Life Beyond.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/20192 minutes, 36 seconds
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“The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens

Amanda Holmes reads Wallace Stevens’s poem, “The Emperor of Ice Cream.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/20192 minutes, 11 seconds
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“Lines to a Nasturtium” by Anne Spencer

Amanda Holmes reads Anne Spencer’s poem, “Lines to a Nasturtium.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/20192 minutes, 42 seconds
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“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot

Amanda Holmes reads T. S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/201910 minutes, 27 seconds
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“The Purist” by Ogden Nash

Amanda Holmes reads Ogden Nash’s poem, “The Purist.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/20191 minute, 39 seconds
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“Any Case” by Wislawa Szymborska

Amanda Holmes reads Wislawa Szymborska’s poem, “Any Case,” translated from the Polish by Grazyna Drabik and Sharon Olds. Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/20192 minutes, 52 seconds
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“Elderly Tears” by Leonardo Sinisgalli

Amanda Holmes reads Leonardo Sinisgalli’s poem, “Elderly Tears,” both in the original Italian and in her own translation.Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.Pianto anticoby Leonardo SinisgalliI vecchi hanno il pianto facile.In pieno meriggioin un nascondiglio della casa vuotascoppiano in lacrime seduti.Li coglie di sorpresauna disperazione infinita.Portano alle labbra uno spicchiosecco di pera, la polpadi un fico cotto sulle tegole.Anche un sorso d'acquapuò spegnere una crisie la visita di una lumachina. Elderly Tearstranslated by Amanda HolmesThe old find crying easy.In broad daylightin a hidden corner of the empty housethey break into tearscaught by the surpriseof infinite despair.They bring to their lipsa sliver of dried pearthe pulp of a fig cooked on tiles.Even a sip of watercan quench a crisis as canthe visit of a little snail. This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/20192 minutes, 29 seconds
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“We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Amanda Holmes reads Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, “We Real Cool.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/20191 minute, 33 seconds
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“I Remember” by Stevie Smith

Amanda Holmes reads Stevie Smith’s poem, “I Remember.”Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/20191 minute, 43 seconds
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“Archaic Torso of Apollo” by Rainer Maria Rilke

Amanda Holmes reads Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Archaic Torso of Apollo,” translated by Stephen Mitchell, and our producer Stephanie Bastek reads “Archaïscher Torso Apollos” in the original German. Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/20193 minutes, 35 seconds
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“227 (my darling since)” by E. E. Cummings

Amanda Holmes reads E. E. Cummings’s poem “227 (my darling since).” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/20192 minutes, 19 seconds
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“60 yard pass” by Charles Bukowski

Amanda Holmes reads Charles Bukowski’s poem “60 yard pass.” If you are the listener who suggested this poem, please email us! We would love to send you a prize. Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/20192 minutes, 56 seconds
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“An Essay on Man: Epistle 1” by Alexander Pope

Amanda Holmes reads an excerpt from section III of Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Man: Epistle 1.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/20192 minutes, 43 seconds
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“The Makers” by Howard Nemerov

Amanda Holmes reads Howard Nemerov’s poem, “The Makers.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/20192 minutes, 54 seconds
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“Our Casuarina Tree” by Toru Dutt

Amanda Holmes reads Toru Dutt’s poem “Our Casuarina Tree.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/5/20195 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman” by Anne Sexton

Amanda Holmes reads Anne Sexton’s poem “Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/20195 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Bessie Coleman Falling from the Sky” by Dolores Kendrick

Amanda Holmes reads Dolores Kendrick’s poem “Bessie Coleman Falling from the Sky.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/21/20192 minutes, 54 seconds
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An Excerpt from William Wordsworth’s Prelude

Amanda Holmes reads an excerpt from William Wordsworth’s The Prelude, a poem that her actor father used to recite in his student days. Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20194 minutes, 9 seconds
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“The Troubles of a Book” by Laura Riding

Amanda Holmes reads Laura Riding’s poem, “The Troubles of a Book.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/20193 minutes, 17 seconds
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“My Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Amanda Holmes reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “My Shadow.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/20192 minutes, 17 seconds
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“To a Poor Old Woman” by William Carlos Williams

Amanda Holmes reads William Carlos Williams’s poem, “To a Poor Old Woman.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/20191 minute, 47 seconds
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“The Ups and Downs of the Elevator Car” by Caroline D. Emerson

Amanda Holmes reads Caroline D. Emerson’s poem “The Ups and Downs of the Elevator Car.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20192 minutes, 43 seconds
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“Aubade” by Philip Larkin

Amanda Holmes reads Philip Larkin’s poem, “Aubade.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20194 minutes, 48 seconds
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“Well, I have lost you” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Amanda Holmes reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, “Well, I have lost you.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20192 minutes, 11 seconds
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“I Am Not I” by Juan Ramón Jiménez

Amanda Holmes reads Juan Ramón Jiménez’s poem, “I Am Not I.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/20191 minute, 51 seconds
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“Daffodils” by Ted Hughes

Amanda Holmes reads Ted Hughes’s poem, “Daffodils.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/20194 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Gus: the Theatre Cat” by T. S. Eliot

Amanda Holmes reads T. S. Eliot’s poem, “Gus: the Theatre Cat.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/20194 minutes, 58 seconds
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“Bessie Dreaming Bear” by Marnie Walsh

Amanda Holmes reads Marnie Walsh’s poem, “Bessie Dreaming Bear.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20191 minute, 34 seconds
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“To the Insects” by W. S. Merwin

Amanda Holmes reads W. S. Merwin’s poem, “To the Insects.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20192 minutes, 11 seconds
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“Sonnet XVII” by Pablo Neruda

Amanda Holmes reads Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Sonnet XVII,” in Stephen Mitchell’s translation and the original Spanish. Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/20193 minutes, 56 seconds
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“Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou

Amanda Holmes reads Maya Angelou’s poem, “Phenomenal Woman.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/20192 minutes, 49 seconds
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“Crossing the Bar ” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Amanda Holmes reads Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem, “Crossing the Bar.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/20192 minutes, 6 seconds
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“Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen

Amanda Holmes reads Wilfred Owen’s poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/20193 minutes, 17 seconds
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“I shall forget you presently, my dear” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Amanda Holmes reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, “I shall forget you presently, my dear,” Sonnet IV in Four Sonnets (1922). Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/20192 minutes, 12 seconds
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“The Flea” by John Donne

Amanda Holmes reads John Donne’s poem, “The Flea.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/20192 minutes, 56 seconds
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“I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson

Amanda Holmes reads Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/20192 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll

Amanda Holmes reads Lewis Carroll’s poem, “Jabberwocky.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/20192 minutes, 42 seconds
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“Fever 103” by Sylvia Plath

Amanda Holmes reads Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Fever 103.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/20194 minutes, 1 second
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“Lot’s Wife” by Anna Akhmatova

Amanda Holmes reads Anna Akhmatova’s poem, “Lot’s Wife” (or “Лотова жена”). Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/20192 minutes, 41 seconds
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“Musée des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden

Amanda Holmes reads W. H. Auden’s poem, “Musée des Beaux Arts.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/20192 minutes, 47 seconds
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“The Planet on the Table” by Wallace Stevens

Amanda Holmes reads Wallace Stevens’s poem, “The Planet on the Table.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/20182 minutes, 15 seconds
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“The King’s Breakfast” by A. A. Milne

Amanda Holmes reads A. A. Milne’s poem, “The King’s Breakfast.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/20183 minutes, 4 seconds
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“To Be in Love” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Amanda Holmes reads Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, “To Be in Love.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/20182 minutes, 25 seconds
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“Church Going” by Philip Larkin

Amanda Holmes reads Philip Larkin’s poem, “Church Going.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/20184 minutes, 58 seconds
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“The Pool” by H. D.

Amanda Holmes reads H. D.’s poem, “The Pool.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/20181 minute, 27 seconds
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“The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” by Edward Lear

Amanda Holmes reads Edward Lear’s poem, “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/20182 minutes, 33 seconds
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“One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

Amanda Holmes reads Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “One Art.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/20182 minutes, 19 seconds
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“Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes

Amanda Holmes reads Langston Hughes’s poem, “Let America Be America Again.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/20185 minutes, 38 seconds
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“The Sheep Child” by James Dickey

Amanda Holmes reads James Dickey’s poem, “The Sheep Child.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/20184 minutes, 57 seconds
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“The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

Amanda Holmes reads Theodore Roethke’s poem, “The Waking.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/20182 minutes, 43 seconds
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“The Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats

Amanda Holmes reads W. B. Yeats’s poem, “The Second Coming.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/20182 minutes, 50 seconds
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"Not Waving but Drowning" by Stevie Smith

Amanda Holmes reads Stevie Smith’s best-known poem, “Not Waving but Drowning.” Have a suggestion for a poem? Email us: [email protected]. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/20181 minute, 52 seconds
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“Poetry” by Marianne Moore

What better way to begin a series of poetry readings than with a poem about the art itself? Listen to Amanda Holmes Duffy read “Poetry” by Marianne Moore. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/20182 minutes, 44 seconds