Have you ever been ... to a poetry reading ... where the poets all speak ... in the same slow cadence? Or have you ever been on a plane, ah, and your captain starts speaking in the, ah, same voice you've always heard captains use? Roger that, us too. How is it that certain jobs or roles get associated with certain cadences or tones of voice — and who were the first to do them?
Jet Pilots and Journalists
(Awkwardly) Spoken-Word Poetry
Written by Reuben Westmaas June 1, 2018
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