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This Is Just To Say: Roger Reeves

"[Poetry] is the only place that I can defy the world," Roger Reeves told poet Carrie Fountain and producer Rebecca McInroy for this edition of This Is Just To Say. Thinking of poetry as a place and a practice, rather than the attempt to create the "perfect poem" was just one of the many revelations in their conversation.

Reeves also generously debuted his poem "Children, Listen," now available at, and he shared one of his favorite poems "Preliminary Question" by Aimé Césaire, from his book Solar Throat Slashed.

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning show creator, host, and executive producer for KUT, KUTX, and KUT.ORG.
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