Behind the Mic: On Poetry and British Humor with Alison Larkin
In Conversation with Jo Reed on the Comfort and Humor of Poetry in Isolation
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Alison Larkin is a narrator, comedian, actress, and novelist, and she joins host Jo Reed to share the ways English light verse has been a comfort to her in our present time of social isolation. Alison has narrated a wide range of award-winning audiobooks, including many classic favorites. She spoke with Jo about the limericks and nonsense poems she grew up with in Britain, many of which she’s narrated embedded within classic works for children. She reads favorite limericks and poems with all of her signature lively wit, sure to delight listeners of all ages.
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