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Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Natural History of Elephants (Milton Acorn)

The Natural History of Elephants audiofile (6:22).

The Natural History of Elephants may be my favourite Milton Acorn poem to read aloud — how often does a person get to read the words viandes, shithouse, turds, sweet, frangibility, ministrations, laughter, love, semen, and glaciers all in the same poem? The poem's text can be found here.

2 comments:

Tracy Hamon said...

Cool. I think the only thing better (or not) than reading those words is writing those words.

Brenda Schmidt said...

ha! Nice.