104 - National Poetry Month ⚡

Down Time with Cranston Public Library

Apr 19 2022 • 48 mins

This week Tayla is joined by two RI poets Laura Marie Marciano and RI Poet Laureate Tina Cane in honor of National Poetry Month. They discuss what they love about poetry as well as why people should not be intimidated by it. They also talk about Elena Ferrante, Sylvia Plath, and how to be a “good reader”. During The Last Chapter the question: Which literary/book character reminds you most of a friend or family member and why?

Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening!

Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Mother-Child Papers by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Bicycle in a Ransacked City by Andrés Cerpa
Subjects We Left Out by Naomi Washer
Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
Free the Beaches by Andrew W. Kahrl
Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Red Comet by Heather Clark
Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Forty-Five by Frieda Hughes
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Para-Social Butterfly by Šari Dale
Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Go With the Flow by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann

My Brilliant Friend (2018- )
Atlanta (2016- )

Tina Cane (website)
What Would Higher Self Do? (website)
Laura Marie Marciano (website)