Read Me a Poem


“On the Birth of a Son” by Su Tung-Po

Amanda Holmes reads Su Tung-Po’s poem “On the Birth of a Son,” translated by Arthur Waley. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.


This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.