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Poetry

Prayer for Joy

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Prayer for Joy

Stuart Kestenbaum is a Maine poet with a new book, Only Now, from Deerbrook Editions. In it are a number of thoughtful poems posed as prayers, and here’s an example: Prayer for Joy  What was it we wanted...

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Horses

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Horses

I love poems with sudden surprises, and here’s one by Jennifer Gray, a Nebraskan. Will you ever see depressions puddled with rain without thinking of the image at her conclusion? Horses  The neighbor’s horses idle under the...

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The snow’s/feet slip

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The snow’s/feet slip

As a writer and reader, there’s hardly anything I enjoy more than coming upon fresh new ways of describing things, and here’s a sparkling way of looking at an avalanche, by Marty Walsh, who lives in Maine....

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Sixty Years Later I Notice, Inside A Flock Of Blackbirds

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Sixty Years Later I Notice, Inside A Flock Of Blackbirds

Many poets have attempted to describe the way in which flocks of birds fly, as if they were steered by a single consciousness. In the following poem, David Allan Evans gives us a new metaphor for the...

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Bones and Shadows

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Bones and Shadows

I love a good ghost story, and here’s one about a ghost cat, by John Philip Johnson, who lives in Nebraska, where most ghosts live in the wind and are heard in the upper branches of cedar...

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The Transfer

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Transfer

This is our 500th weekly column, and we want to thank the newspapers who publish us, the poets who are so generous with their work, our sponsors The Poetry Foundation, The Library of Congress, the University of...

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Two

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Two

To celebrate my 75th year, I’ve published a new book of poems, and many of them are about the way in which we come together to help each other through the world. Here’s just one: Two On...

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Early October Snow

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Early October Snow

Here’s a lovely poem for this lovely month, by Robert Haight, who lives in Michigan. Early October Snow It will not stay. But this morning we wake to pale muslin stretched across the grass. The pumpkins, still...

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Rummage Sale

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Rummage Sale

I’d guess everybody reading this has felt the guilt of getting rid of belongings that meant more to somebody else than they did to you. Here’s a poem by Jennifer Maier, who lives in Seattle. Don’t call...

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Work Boots: Still Life

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Work Boots: Still Life

One of Grant Wood’s earliest paintings is of a pair of old shoes, and it hangs in the art museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Wood grew up. Here’s a different kind of still life, in words,...

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