Unions, Minions, and Onions: Listening to John Randolph Carter

by Natalie van Hoose, Audio Archives Editor

In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be spotlighting one poem each Friday from our Audio Archives.


Today’s feature is John Randolph Carter’s “Luggage” from Issue 25.1. A dizzying blend of quirk and wisdom, each thought in “Luggage” lies somewhere between aphorism and one-liner. Pick a few to pocket–our current favorite is “Dull spurs make a dull cowboy,” although the mental image of Patsy Cline needling out a mean argyle also has its appeal. Take a listen!

Feel free to visit our archives for another flight of fancy courtesy of John Randolph Carter, and be sure to pop in next Friday for a new selection.