S.7 E.7 – Take Some Time with a Poem

Want to jump around?

0:46 – Grow, Learn, Connect (check the calendar here)

2:45 – Abby’s book chat: It’s Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan 

7:12 – EJ’s book chat: Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

14:21 – Poetry deep dive: EJ chose “Cage” by Josephine Miles

24:33 – Poetry deep dive: Abby chose “It’s nice to think of tears” by Gerald Stern

April is National Poetry Month! Stay tuned for more poetry in our next episode in two weeks. 

Helpful Resources: 

African American Poetry for Adults

In case you missed it: our interview with the wonderful Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy

Other mentions: 

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendon Slocumb 

Paradise Poems by Gerald Stern

Collected Poems, 1930-83 by Josephine Miles

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