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Be True, Episode 41: On Having Friends Who Hate Poems
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Be True, Episode 41: On Having Friends Who Hate Poems

John reads his poem “Middle Age.” He also discusses the Popeye stage of life, jazz appreciation, the trouble with priesthoods, and why we bother with poetry in the first place.
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John reads his poem “Middle Age.” He also discusses the Popeye stage of life, jazz appreciation, the trouble with priesthoods, and why we bother with poetry in the first place.

John Tessitore has been a journalist and biographer. He has taught history and literature at colleges around Boston and directed national policy studies on education and civil justice. He serves as Co-Editor Across the Pond for The Wee Sparrow Poetry Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of books and journals. In each episode of Be True, he reads and discusses one of his published poems.

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John’s Substack
Be True
In each episode, John Tessitore reads a poem he has published, and tells the story behind the poem. John has been a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, a college lecturer, and a biographer. He has directed national policy studies on education and cultural policy, and serves as Co-Editor Across the Pond for The Wee Sparrow Poetry Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals and he has published seven chapbooks and a novella available at www.johntessitore.com.