Poets bear witness to the world in ways the news cannot. As William Carlos Williams famously noted, “It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.” For National Poetry Month, TTBOOK partnered with poetry website ASPHODEL to bring listeners powerful new work inspired by political and cultural issues in the headlines.
Each week, TTBOOK released a podcast featuring a reading of a freshly-written poem. After each poem, Anne Strainchamps interviews each poet about the personal stories behind the poems.
April 16, 2019