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Husbands

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Husbands

Here’s a fine poem about two generations of husbands, by Pauletta Hansel of Ohio. Husbands My mother likes a man who works. She likes my husband’s muddy knees, grass stains on the cuffs. She loved my father,...

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Love Poem

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Love Poem

I don’t think I’ve ever sold anything that, later, I didn’t wish I had back, and I have a list of regrets as long as my arm. So this poem by Melissa Balmain really caught my attention....

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‘Pretty Ricky’

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

‘Pretty Ricky’

Some of us will be eating ham on Easter, and I thought I’d offer you a poem about a champion pig, by Jill Breckenridge, a Minnesotan who has written a series of poems based on that state’s...

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In the Dark

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

In the Dark

Poetry is a good way to capture epiphanies, and this poem by Penny Harter does just that. Harter lives and teaches in New Jersey. In the Dark At bedtime, my grandson’s breath rasps in and out of...

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Father and Daughter

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Father and Daughter

Amanda Strand is a poet living in Maryland. I like this poem for its simplicity, clarity and directness. No frills to decorate it, just the kind of straightforward accounting of an experience that Henry David Thoreau said...

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Yellowjackets

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Yellowjackets

With this column American Life in Poetry celebrates its tenth anniversary. Thanks to all of you for supporting us, week in and week out! When I was a boy, I was advised that if a wasp landed...

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Raising the Titanic

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Raising the Titanic

Many of us have built models from kits—planes, ships, cars. Here’s Robert Hedin, a Minnesota poet and the director of The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, trying to assemble a little order while his...

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Pelican

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Pelican

Several years ago, Judith Kitchen and I published an anthology of poems about birds, and since then I keep finding ones I wished we’d known about at the time. Here’s one by Barbara Ellen Sorensen, who lives...

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Send Off

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Send Off

The Dalai Llama has said that dying is just getting a new set of clothes. Here’s an interesting take on what it may be like for the newly departed, casting off their burdens and moving with enthusiasm...

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The Kiss

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Kiss

Kurt Brown was a talented poet who died in 2013, and his posthumous selected and new poems opens with this touching late poem to his wife, Laure-Anne. The Kiss That kiss I failed to give you. How...

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