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The Puppy

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The Puppy

The only times I feel truly homicidal are when I see somebody abusing a pet, and I was glad to find this poem so I could get that off my chest. But don’t ever even think about...

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Pelicans in December

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Pelicans in December

Several years ago, I co-edited an anthology of poems about birds, and I wish I’d had the opportunity to include this one, a delight. J. Allyn Rosser lives in Ohio. Her most recent book is Mimi’s Trapeze...

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Weather Man

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Weather Man

I’m well into my seventies, and I warm to simple, peaceful scenes. Here’s a fine love poem by Patricia Traxler, a Kansas poet, whose newest book, Naming the Fires, will be out in early 2016. Weather Man...

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Traveling with Guitar

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Traveling with Guitar

Debra Marquart, who teaches at Iowa State, is a poet, a memoirist, a writer of stories and a singer with her own R & B group, The Bone People. She knows the musician’s life, and here’s a...

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Thanksgiving for Two

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Thanksgiving for Two

Marge Saiser is a Nebraskan who has written a number of deeply moving poems about love. Here’s one for our holiday season: Thanksgiving for Two The adults we call our children will not be arriving with their...

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Sustenance

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Sustenance

When we’re feeling sorry for ourselves it can help to make a list of things for which we’re grateful. Here is a fine poem of gratitude by Barbara Crooker, who lives in Pennsylvania, and its images make...

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Brushing Teeth with My Sister after the Wake

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Brushing Teeth with My Sister after the Wake

“We may never brush our teeth together again” is the axis about which this poem by Jim Daniels turns. Surely we all have moments like this. Jim Daniels’ recent books include Eight Mile High (Michigan State Univ....

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Armed Services Editions

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Armed Services Editions

During World War II the government endorsed the publication of inexpensive paperbacks for persons serving overseas. Jehanne Dubrow, who lives and teaches in Maryland and whose husband is a naval officer, here shows us one of those...

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Fall

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Fall

Many of the poems that have survived for hundreds if not thousands of years perfectly capture a single vivid moment. There’s an entire season packed into this very short poem by Ed Ochester, from his recent book,...

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The Singing

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Singing

In our ten years of publishing this column I don’t believe we’ve ever printed a poem about lullabies, the first poetry each of us is to hear. Now is the time. Patrick Phillips lives in Brooklyn. Here’s...

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