M.L. Clark: “In a week that saw a range of major cultural icons die in their late sixties without fans really knowing about the artists’ illnesses in the first place, we also heard tell of the brightest supernova on record, and rumours about a possibly impending confirmation of gravitational waves. This poem was inspired by the drastic shift in notions of time needed to contrast such disparate, but still significant human events in the mind’s eye—if such a balancing act is possible at all.”
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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