Read Me a Poem

“Because It’s Good to Keep Things Straight” by Kenneth Patchen

Poems read aloud, beautifully

By Amanda Holmes | April 14, 2020
Chester Kessler
Chester Kessler

Amanda Holmes reads Kenneth Patchen’s poem, “Because It’s Good to Keep Things Straight.” Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: 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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