Liya Akoury: “I wrote this poem in response to Aleksey Navalny’s conviction at the Moscow kangaroo court. His stoicism and caustic humor have long been his signature qualities, but that day, we got to see another side of him. Watching him fight back tears as he looked at his wife one last time broke us—broke me—in a whole new way.” (web)
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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