What do you get when you cross a poet and an oilfield worker? Mathew Henderson. He lives in Toronto, but his first job out of high school was in the oilfields of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. The New York Times calls “The Lease,” his book of poems on the hardships and satisfactions of laboring in the oil patch, “spare and elegant.” In an interview with Black Gold Boom’s Todd Melby, Henderson talks about his time in the patch and reads several poems.
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