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Old Mary by Gwendolyn Brooks - A Friend to Pete

Old Mary by Gwendolyn Brooks - A Friend to Pete

In this episode, Pete Stones talks with us about …
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In this episode, Pete Stones talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to him – 'Old Mary' by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Pete joined The Poetry Exchange at the Birmingham & Midland Institute - one of our first in-person exchanges since the pandemic.
He is in conversation with Poetry Exchange team members, Fiona Bennett and John Prebble.
'Old Mary' is read by Pete Stones and Fiona Bennett.
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Old Mary
by Gwendolyn Brooks
My last defense
Is the present tense.
It little hurts me now to know
I shall not go
Cathedral-hunting in Spain
Nor cherrying in Michigan or Maine.
Reproduced by consent of Brooks Permissions.
Aflevering-ID: 1000539182001
GUID: tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/1144944385
Releasedatum: 20-10-2021 15:55:19

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