In Episode 3 of Multi-Verse, poet Mikko Harvey reads and discusses his poem “Let the World Have You” with host Evangeline Riddiford Graham. While the poem opens with a goose, a frozen lake, a cat, a bear trap, a distant winter, this is not your standard nature poem. “Let the World Have You” leads the reader through a prickly landscape of reality checks—or anti-reality checks. How does anything find its self in the world, be it goose or trap or lake or joke? 

Find the full text for “Let the World Have You” in Mikko Harvey’s new book by the same name (Let the World Have You, House of Anansi Press, 2022), available here:

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