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Poetry

Chernobyl Year

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Chernobyl Year

When I was a little boy, the fear of polio hung over my summers, keeping me away from the swimming pool. Atomic energy was then in its infancy. It had defeated Japan and seemed to be America’s...

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I am

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

I am

Here’s a poem in which eight-year-old Ava Schicke, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, tells us just who she is and what she thinks. I am  I am a daughter and a sister. I wonder when I will...

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Window Washer

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Window Washer

I love poems that take pains to observe people at their tasks, and here’s a fine one by Christopher Todd Matthews, who lives in Virginia. Window Washer  One hand slops suds on, one hustles them down like...

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End of Market Day

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

End of Market Day

Our wars come home, sooner or later. Judith Harris lives in Washington, DC, and in this poem gives us a veteran of Iraq back among the ordinary activities of American life. End of Market Day  At five,...

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Peach Fires

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Peach Fires

I’ve mentioned before how much I like poems that take the time to carefully observe people at work. Here David St. John, who lives in California, gives us a snapshot of workers protecting an orchard. Peach Fires ...

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Spitwads

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Spitwads

We who teach creative writing have been known to tell our students that there is no subject so common and ordinary that it can’t be addressed in a poem, and this one, by Michael McFee, who lives...

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Packing the Car for Our Western Camping Trip

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Packing the Car for Our Western Camping Trip

Maybe you have to be a poet to get away with sniffing the paws of a dog, and I have sniffed the paws of all of mine, which almost always smell like hayfields in sunlight. Here Jane...

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Back from the Fields

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Back from the Fields

Go for a walk and part of whatever you walk through rides back on your socks. Here Peter Everwine, a California poet, tells us about the seeds that stick to us, in all their beauty and variety....

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The Word That Is a Prayer

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The Word That Is a Prayer

Ellery Akers is a California poet who here brings all of us under a banner with one simple word on it. The Word That Is a Prayer  One thing you know when you say it: all over...

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Night Dive

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Night Dive

Peggy Shumaker lives in Alaska, but she gets around the world. Here she takes us with her on a ninety-foot dive into colorful mid-Pacific waters. Night Dive  Plankton rise toward the full moon spread thin on Wakaya’s...

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