Episode 57: Cathedral of Nervous Horses

It’s time for more poetry.

And much to Tod’s chagrin, the words “Mother” and “Father” appear a lot in this collection.

Undeniably, however, the poems of W.E. Butts collected in The Cathedral of Nervous Horses are thoughtful, touching, and all around damn good. The Disco trio discusses his work, and then more generally, the mysterious life of working-class poets — those who dedicate their days writing in a form that barely gets any recognition.

But first up, a Bookshelf Roulette. Rider catches a Paris Trout, Tod gets hip-hoppy, and Julia stumbles on Didion once again.

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