Joyce Sutphen reads “The First Child’


Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen kindly read a number of her poems for the profile which ran on Morning Edition last week.

Here is one which is from her most recent collection "First Words" which neatly captures the sentiments many parents feel about eldest children.

Want to hear more? There are three poems in their entirety on the story page.

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