Heather Christle and the Fourth of July

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Last night, a stranger became Heather Christle’s 100,000th follower on Tumblr. To celebrate the milestone, she so kindly posted her phone number online and offered to read callers a poem from any of her books. We thought the idea so awesome that we had to call her up and request a reading.  To our delight, she agreed to let us record her. And by the time we picked up the phone, we were her fourth call from the Bluegrass state!  We’ve posted our quick chat and poem below. Since Independence Day is right around the corner we couldn’t resist “Five Poems for America,” which you can read here while you listen, courtesy of Octopus Magazine. We may not be headed to UNO but we’re definitely ready to eat nothing and listen and listen again.