Poems about murder and personality types—a poetry reading

Poems about murder and personality types—a poetry reading
How To Be Old

 
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Hello again. I’m Rachel McAlpine bringing you a Friday night poetry reading. Tonight I’ve got a special treat: two poems about murder. Don’t worry, they’re not too scary. The main poem is about the Parker-Hulme murder, and how it affected me as a classmate of the two girls who committed the murder. This was in 1954 and the state of society at the time made the whole event especially traumatic and weird. If the poem worries you, 5-year-old Elsie will cheer you up with her catalogue of personality types. Put your feet up and let me read to you.

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