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This is the monthly Science Fiction and Short story discussion podcast where we dive in deep and see what we can learn about ourselves and the world. Every month we cover a different short story with a guest. Our guests range from writers and editors, to academics, businessmen, scientists, musicians, and everything in between.

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Aug 5, 2018

In this episode we change things up a bit. We discuss 5 poems by various poets including the US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith's poem "My God, It's Full of Stars" with our guest Professor John Wells. We also trash talk Bob Dylan, discuss the Dada movement, and also why people suck at reading poetry.

Here is where you can find everything:

Charles Simic—I Am the Last:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49747/i-am-the-last-

Russell Edson— Counting Sheep: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/counting-sheep/

Frederick Seidel— (The Cosmos Poems) Into the Emptiness:  https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/seidel-cosmos.html?_r=1

W.H. Auden—The Unknown Citizen:  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/unknown-citizen

Tracy K. Smith - My God, It's Full of Stars: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55519/my-god-its-full-of-stars

We also recommend watching Smith discuss and read part of that poem here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIH6ewfplA