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A Few Reasonable Words

Goethe wasn’t all about the minerals. He’s also quoted as saying, “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” Goethe...

The Long Up, A Poem

Martha reads a poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan called “The Long Up.” This is part of a complete episode.

E.E. Cummings Love Poem

Martha reads a favorite love poem by E.E. Cummings. (Because you’re going to ask, properly capitalizing his name is the right thing to do.) This is part of a complete episode.

Banville Poem

Via Maud Newton’s Twitter feed comes this gem from The Sea, by William John Banville: The past beats inside me like a second heart. If you see a great quote somewhere, tweet it to us! This is part of a complete episode.

A Poem From Us

On the website A Poem From Us, people upload videos of themselves reading poetry from other writers. Here, David Jones reads “A Cradle Song” by William Butler Yeats. This is part of a complete episode.

Sexless Objects

Our two most recently aired episodes were Going All-City last week and The College Slang Party the week before that. They’re reruns more than six months old — which means you’ve forgotten half of what’s in them, right? Give...

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