Rebecca Starks: “I wrote this after watching the New Hampshire Democratic debate. I was thinking about how voters are expected to have short memories and often accommodate the expectation. The Flint water crisis and cover-up has also been on my mind, and I was struck by the parallels recently when I read Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices from Chernobyl. And it all took me back to my first experience of politics, if it’s not everyone’s—the family I grew up in.” (website)
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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