Read Me a Poem

“The child (who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga)” by Ingrid Jonker

Poems read aloud, beautifully

By Amanda Holmes | September 21, 2021
Detail of the cover of Ingrid Jonker: Black Butterflies, Selected Poems (Desmond Windell)
Detail of the cover of Ingrid Jonker: Black Butterflies, Selected Poems (Desmond Windell)

Amanda Holmes reads Ingrid Jonker’s poem “The child (who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga),” translated by Jack Cope and William Plomer. 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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