Breaking Form: a Poetry and Culture Podcast

True Crime Part 1

December 04, 2023 Aaron Smith and James Allen Hall Episode 120
Breaking Form: a Poetry and Culture Podcast
True Crime Part 1
Show Notes

The queens play poetry detective in this episode devoted to true crime-inspired poems.

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You can check out the Killer Psyche podcast here, hosted by  retired FBI agent Candice DeLong.

You can read more about Kenneth Patchen as well as some of his poems here. It's worth taking a look at the poem Aaron reads ("The Murder of Two Men by a Young Kid Wearing Lemon-Colored Gloves") since the visual experience is part of the poem's drama.

You can read the entirety of Browning's The Ring and the Book for free. You can also experience an audio play of the book (serially; start here.)

Check out more poems from Maggie Nelson's Jane: A Murder here. Julia Shiota's piece "The Humanity of True Crime's Victims" (here on the Ploughshares blog) uses Nelson's Jane: A Murder and the subsequent book about the trial, The Red Parts, to discuss the ethics in true crime.

Read Monica Youn's "Stealing the Scream." Read more about the true story behind the poem here and here.

You can listen to recorded calls made by the Golden State Killer here.

Read Linda McCarriston's "To Judge Faolain, Dead Long Enough: A Summons" from Eva-Mary.