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Poetry

Motor Lodge

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Motor Lodge

The following is just one of three fine poems John Drury, who lives and teaches in Ohio, has written about the summer jobs he had when young. Many of us have thought, with him, “So this is...

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The Guitar

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Guitar

Patrick Phillips lives in Brooklyn, but in every city, town and village, and at every crossroads, there’s an old guitar. Here’s one from Elegy for a Broken Machine, a fine book from Alfred A. Knopf. The Guitar...

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The Flower Press

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The Flower Press

Surely, some of you have paged through an old book and come upon a dried flower, fragile as aspider web, the colors faded. Here’s a fine poem about pressing flowers by Chelsea Woodard of New Hampshire, from...

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Doing Laundry in Budapest

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Doing Laundry in Budapest

One of the first uses of language must surely have been to tell others what happened beyond the firelight, out in the forest. And poems that do just that seem wonderfully natural and human tome. Here’s Anya...

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A Relevance

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

A Relevance

I love short poems, and Wendy Videlock is very good at writing them. This is from her book Slingshots and Love Plums, from Able Muse Press. She lives in Colorado. A Relevance One teeny tiny worm making...

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Nightmare

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Nightmare

A poem whose subject needs no introduction! Melissa Balmain lives in New York State, and her most recent book is Walking in on People, from Able Muse Press. Nightmare Your TV cable’s on the fritz. Your Xbox...

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Strewn

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Strewn

I love richly detailed descriptive poems, and this one by Barbara Crooker, who lives in Pennsylvania, is a good example of how vivid a picture a poem can offer to us. Her most recent book is Selected...

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The Sugar Thief

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

The Sugar Thief

I once knew an artist who seemed to live on those little envelopes of free sugar that one can findon tables in restaurants. And he took the little “watercolor pans” of jelly, too, stuffing hispockets. Here’s a...

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The Wading Pool

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Wading Pool

How’s this poem for its ability to collapse all the years from childhood to middle age in a matter of fifteen short lines? George Bilgere is one of this column’s favorite poets. He lives and teaches in...

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Home

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Home

Many of the poems that have survived the longest are very short. Some of them are a couple of thousand years old. They have somehow managed to perfectly catch life in just a few words and we...

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