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Blas Falconer reads from his latest book in a podcast on the Poetry Foundation’s website

June 27, 2011 Puerto Rico’s first murder. The Battle of Nashville. A dress blooming in the ocean. These are the images Nashville poet Blas Falconer offers listeners during a 2008 reading at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the program Falconer reads from his latest book, A Question of Gravity and Light (Arizona University Press, 2007). His poems, together with readings by Gina Franco, Francisco Aragón, and Brenda Cárdenas, compose an entry in the American Perspectives series, a collaboration between the Poetry Foundation, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Last week, the Poetry Foundation included this program in the podcast section on its website.

To read Blas Falconer’s poem “Lighter,” click here. To read Chapter 16’s interview with Falconer, click here.

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