The Singing Knives

"Jimmy ran down the road / With the knife in his mouth / He was naked / And the moon / Was a dead man floating down the river..." Listen to "The Singing Knives," a poem by Frank Stanford, read by his good friend Bill Willett. Stanford's posthumous collection What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford (Copper Canyon Press, 2015) is shortlisted for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.