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Poethood/Fatherhood

Poethood/Fatherhood

By Christopher Locke
Poethood/Fatherhood examines what it’s like to try and be both. The joys, the failures, and all the in-betweens. Each week features a different poet/father and a little of his writing as testament to both.
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David Allan Cates
In today’s episode, I read an essay and poem by David Allan Cates. David discusses his responsibility as a father to always emanate hope to his three daughters, even when his writing process sometimes feels like it is coming up short on finding such a thing.
07:02
April 6, 2020
Jim Daniels
Jim’s essay and tender poem address the night before his oldest son Ramsey moved out of the house, and how a heat wave allowed Jim and his wife one more night to be the parents they remember being when their son was young.
08:17
March 29, 2020
Geffrey Davis
In today’s episode, I’ll read an essay and poem by Geffrey Davis. His essay, “Brief History of an Ugly Jump Shot” details a time he played basketball with his young son and how a particularly ugly shot he takes transports him back to childhood and how all it took was a single comment on how bad a shot was to deflate any glory or pride you felt. His poem, “Survivor” is about the ways of surviving childhood sexual abuse can compromise a certain faith in the innocence of your own hands.
07:29
March 22, 2020