“To the Insects” by W. S. Merwin

Poems read aloud, beautifully

From <em>Even Though the Whole World Is Burning</em>
From Even Though the Whole World Is Burning

Amanda Holmes reads W. S. Merwin’s poem, “To the Insects.” Have a suggestion for a poem? 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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