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Poetry

Dog and Snow

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Dog and Snow

Dogs are smart enough to get people to take care of them, a skill that a lot of people haven’t learned, but they’re still wild at the heart. Paul S. Piper lives in Washington. Dog and Snow...

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Shuffling Out Toward Morning

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Shuffling Out Toward Morning

We describe people we admire by throwing around words like “indomitable spirit,” but here’s an example and a proof by Don Welch, a Nebraska poet. Shuffling Out Toward Morning After an hour in the infusion lab, Taxol...

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Coffee Break

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Coffee Break

Kwame Dawes is the editor of Prairie Schooner and one of my colleagues at the University of Nebraska. Had I never had the privilege of getting to know him I still would have loved the following poem,...

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Elegy for Blue

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Elegy for Blue

I’ve read lots of poems about the loss of beloved pets, but this one by J.T. Ledbetter, who lives in California, is an especially fine and sensitive one. Elegy for Blue Someone must have seen an old...

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Insha’Allah

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Insha’Allah

Just as it was to me, Insha’Allah will be a new word to many of you, offered in this poem by Danusha Laméris, a Californian. It looks to me like one of those words that ought to...

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Winter

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Winter

Billy Collins, who lives in New York, is one of our country’s most admired poets, and this snapshot of a winter day is reminiscent of those great Chinese poems that on the virtue of their clarity and...

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December

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

December

We are never without our insect companions, even in winter, and here’s one who has the run of the house. Roger Pfingston lives in Indiana. December Lodged tight for days in a corner of the wall, ladybug...

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City Lights

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

City Lights

It seems we’re born with a need for stories, for hearing them and telling them. Here’s an account of just one story, made remarkable in part by the teller’s aversion to telling it. Poet Mary Avidano lives...

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Truant

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Truant

For every one of those faces pictured on the obituary page, thousands of memories have been swept out of the world, never to be recovered. I encourage everyone to write down their memories before it’s too late....

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God Particles

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

God Particles

I flunked college physics, and anything smaller than a BB is too small for me to understand. But here’s James Crews, whose home is in St. Louis, “relatively” at ease with the smallest things we’ve been told...

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