Read Me a Poem

“Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith

Poems read aloud, beautifully

By Amanda Holmes | October 5, 2018
Bryan Thatcher/Flickr
Bryan Thatcher/Flickr

Amanda Holmes reads Stevie Smith’s best-known poem, “Not Waving but Drowning.” Have a suggestion for a poem? 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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