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2 by Harley Elliot (Laurie Hoag, Feed Reader)

September 21, 2011

One requires no proof of purchase, ownership, or identity.

And one makes you walk up the ditch and put your ear against a telephone pole.

“Why You Should Read This Poem” and “What to Do Around Here” are in Harley Elliot’s forthcoming book Fugitive Histories (Woodley Press, the future!)  Today’s reader, Laurie Hoag, writes:  Here is a link to Harley Elliot [including the text of the two poems above]. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of him earlier. He lives close by in Salina, KS. I know him mostly because of his work at the Salina Art Center. He was formerly a director, but is retired now. I was able to get verbal permission from him.

Today’s poem is one in an occasional series of readings submitted by Feed Readers (that’s you!).  If you’re interested in recording for A Poetry Feed, please take a look at the Submissions page.  I hope you do.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2011 7:56 am

    Thanks for posting these, Karsten! They were fun to read!

  2. September 22, 2011 1:39 pm


  3. September 26, 2011 8:41 am

    And thank *you* for reading, Laurie. I know how preternatural and uncomfortable it is to listen to your own voice coming from outside your own head, so thanks!

    And thanks for listening, Mrs. Wright. Really glad you liked it…


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