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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.


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.