Quan Barry on her selection:
There are two books lying on an end table in my living room that I like to keep out should any visitor to my home feel inclined to pick them up. One is called How to Be a Villain, and the other is Gary Soto’s What Poets Are Like. I decided there’s enough villainy going around these days, so rather than perfect the fine art of being an arch nemesis, here’s a brief reading from one of Soto’s delightful essays on these crazy beings we call poets.
What Poets Are Like, by Gary Soto
Intro and outro from "Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions // CC BY-NC 2.0
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