Poem of the Day: Cara Benson – [“The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said "This is mine,"]

Cara BensonListen: Cara Benson – [“The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said "This is mine,"]

Cara Benson’s poem we’re featuring today is a great example of a poem that’s able to grow and bloom in an audio format. This is why it’s worth hearing poetry out loud. You will never take her poem on a cold read and read it the way she is able to. If you’d like to give it a shot, you can read the full text of this poem at Summer Stock, where it was originally published.

Cara Benson is the author of (made) with BookThug and Protean Parade forthcoming with Black Radish Books. “The Secret of Milk,” her treatise on the possibilities of lyric advocacy within the tainted world of agribusiness, is out with eohippus labs.

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InDigest's Poem of the Day Podcast is a (mostly) daily podcast featuring an audio version of a single poem. You can get the podcast on Stitcher Smart Radio or iTunes, or right here on the InDigest blog.

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