Interesting People Reading Poetry
About This Show
A show where artists and changemakers read a favorite poem and talk about what it means to them. At the end of every episode, we check the Haiku Hotline for listener-submitted voicemail poems on a given theme. Co-created by Andy & Brendan Stermer.
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Mary Mack Reads Roald Dahl
6 days ago
Stand-up comic Mary Mack is known for her unique style of oddball folk humor. When she was little, however, she “wanted to grow up to be a serious person.” In this episode, Mack reads a Roald Dahl poem that she performed on her high school speech team, which she considers her first foray into comedy.
Later on, we check the Haiku Hotline for your poems about jokes. Transcriptions of this week’s featured listener poems are available here.
“Attention Please! Attention Please!” by Roald Dahl appears in the book Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, published by Puffin Books. Visit marymackcomedy.com for links to her albums and tour dates.
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