Cal Freeman: “I began writing poetry in 8th grade after reading Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. That was also around the time I started riding Arabian horses at Rushlow’s Arabian Farm in Romulus, Michigan. Horses have always puzzled and fascinated me. The poem ‘Farrier’ was written after my friend Bill’s death. He was the only person I’d let do my horse’s hooves because he wasn’t ever in a hurry. He was a guy who honored Cormac McCarthy’s dictum: ‘A good horse has justice in its heart.’”
This week’s Rattlecast features 2008 Rattle Poetry Prize winner Joseph Fasano, plus open lines. Fasano is the author of four books of poetry and a recent novel, and is founder of the Poem for You series, a digital space offering recitations of listeners’ favorite poems by request. Tanner Stening also joins us to discuss the Overview Effect on Poets Respond Live.
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