In this episode, we get excited about two books: Never Sleep by Fred Van Lente and The Wager: A Talk of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann. Then Mel shares tips for getting great poetry into your life. [transcript]
How Kate Warne, America’s First Woman Detective, Foiled a Plot to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
Ridiculous History Podcast: Kate Warne, the Pinkerton Detective Who Saved Abe Lincoln.
The Atlantic: Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies.
Poets.org: How to Read a Poem.
The Writing Center: How to Read a Poem.
Library of Congress: How to Read a Poem Out Loud.
Instagram: Poetry is Not a Luxury.
Instagram: Seeing the Poem.
The Guardian: Poem of the Week.
Poetry Foundation: Poem of the Day.
Poets.org: Poem of the Day.
The Slowdown: This podcast from former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith features a daily reading of a poem and a brief reflection on its meaning and significance.
Poetry Foundation: Mary Oliver.
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