Episode 78: Matthew Zapruder’s Favorite Book (Might Surprise You)

Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder

What’s poet Matthew Zapruder’s favorite book? Find out this week, as the author of Why Poetry and former New York Times poetry editor joins BQ and Larry for a live podcast at the San Francisco Public Library, where he lays out the case for the impact W.S. Merwin’s The Lice has had on his development as a poet and a person. He also talks about the function of poetry, word choice, Merwin’s unconventional use of punctuation, and much more in this lively conversation.

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