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Celebrating National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month and some of the OverDrive staff is celebrating by having a themed episode where we share some of our favorite poems and poets and even read a couple of poems on air. The professional book nerds also share some non-poetry recent reads and forthcoming titles we are looking forward to reading.

Feel free to let us know some of your favorite poems by emailing us at feedback@overdrive.com

Featured OverDrive Staff:

Jill, Annie, Todd

Intro (0:00-3:01)

Recent Reads: (3:02-13:59)

Gone with the Mind by Mark Leyner

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner

Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog by Mark Leyner

The Sugar-Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Girl In a Band by Kim Gordon

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

Celebrating National Poetry Month: (14:00-31:59)

Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion by Pasha Malla and Jeff Parker

Some Ether by Nick Flynn

The Forgiveness Parade by Jeffrey McDaniel

The Endarkenment by Jeffrey McDaniel

Chapel of Inadvertent Joy by Jeffrey McDaniel

Bright Dead Things by Ada Lilmon

Diving Into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich

Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The Spoons In the Grass Are There To Build a Moat by Linda Bruckheimer

Forthcoming Titles and Other Books (32:00-End)

Sex & Love & by Bob Hicok

Words for Empty and Words for Full by Bob Hicok

The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Motefiore

Certain Magical Acts by Alice Notley

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