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Cows and the Poetic Arts

Host Scott Simon talks with Nathan Banks, a student at Purchase College in Purchase, New York, about his art project in which he painted words on the sides of cows and watched to see what kind of poems the wandering herd might form.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.