“Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich

Detail from <em>Tiger in a Tropical Storm</em> or <em>Surprised!</em> (1891) by Henri Rousseau.
Detail from Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised! (1891) by Henri Rousseau.

Amanda Holmes reads Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: podcast@theamericanscholar.org. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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Amanda Holmes, the author of the novel I Know Where I Am When I’m Falling, is a columnist and poetry editor for the Washington Independent Review of Books.


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