Cover to Cover with Jack Foley, for June 4, 2008 - 3:00pm
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The first half of Heathcote Williams’ great ecopoem, Whale Nation, a brilliant collage dealing with creatures who can boast “the largest brain ever created”: “Blue seas cover seven-tenths of the earth’s surface, / And are the domain of the largest brain ever created, / With a fifty-million-year-old smile.” This poem, famous in England, is almost unknown in the USA. It is read by the author.