Songwriter Gaelynn Lea Reads E. E. Cummings


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In this episode Gaelynn Lea reads “53” by E.E. Cummings and discusses the importance of acknowledging the duality of light and darkness in life. Lea is a folk singer, disability advocate, and the winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. The music in this interview is from Lea’s album, The Songs We Sing Along the Way. Her latest album is Learning How to Stay.

“53” by E. E. Cummings appears in the collection 100 Selected Poems from Grove Press.

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