Off to the Gulf and hoping to have the time of our lives, We found but the signs of fever there: the prostrate horizon, Unable to drink of the distance, and only appearing at sundown, In a clear condition of length, to show any strength at all.
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Singer/songwriter Bill Callahan reads “Laguna Blues,” a poem by former U.S. poet laureate Charles Wright; J.M. Holmes reads his Pushcart Prize–winning story “What’s Wrong with You? What’s Wrong with Me?”; seminal dramatist Tennessee Williams describes his daily rituals in an archival interview; and comedian Jenny Slate channels Anne Sexton in her reading of the poet’s “Admonitions to a Special Person.”