Patricia O’Neil: “I know that this week’s news has been dominated by Brexit and the horror in Istanbul, but a report on NPR piqued my interest. Evidently this poor microscopic algae has been living in northern streams for years and we didn’t even know it was there. Now because of global warming, it’s been multiplying like crazy. When it multiplies, it forms a mat-like substance that covers stream beds and rocks and looks for all the world like the snot of some prehistoric creature. Hence the name rock snot. It seemed to be crying out for a Seussian defense.”
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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