Fire the Canon

This week, your hosts read and discuss 6 classic springtime poems! Poems from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, e e cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Dickinson, - ever heard of them? Jackie was just born. Theo gets real hung up on mucus. Rachel knows how many legs various insects have. Topics include: puddles of goo, bears, caterpillars, butterflies, bees, rabbits, retractable claws, Benjamin Franklin, springtime goths, the Pokemon theme song, Cheerios, and the Old Ones.
Jackie’s poet recommendations: Tracy K Smith, Morgan Parker, and Reginald Dwayne Betts.

Show Notes

This week, your hosts read and discuss 6 classic springtime poems! Poems from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, e e cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Dickinson, - ever heard of them? Jackie was just born. Theo gets real hung up on mucus. Rachel knows how many legs various insects have. Topics include: puddles of goo, bears, caterpillars, butterflies, bees, rabbits, retractable claws, Benjamin Franklin, springtime goths, the Pokemon theme song, Cheerios, and the Old Ones. Jackie’s poet recommendations: Tracy K Smith, Morgan Parker, and Reginald Dwayne Betts.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.