Miter to Meter: Carpenters Craft Poetry

'Day jobs' often pay the bills for people in the arts world. For instance, writers Walt Whitman and Charles Bukowski found poetry in their respective work as a printer and postal worker. Whitman was also a carpenter and his fondness for the 'working man' colors his verse.

Now, a group of tradesmen in Boston is taking cues from Whitman by writing about what they do too. These 'carpenter poets' have crafted pieces, such as 'Death Defying Postures,' and 'Another Missed Miter.'

Now they're hosting readings at the local watering hole where it all began. WBUR's Andrea Shea picks up the story.

This program aired on January 15, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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