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Poetry

September Tomatoes

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

September Tomatoes

We’re at the end of the gardening season here on the Great Plains, and the garden described in this poem by Karina Borowicz, who lives in Massachusetts, is familiar to tomato fanciers all across the country. September...

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MRI

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

MRI

I’d guess that a number of our readers have had MRIs. One of my neighbors, a gravel hauler in rural Nebraska, told me that his test sounded as if he were on the inside of a corn...

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The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

Stories read to us as children can stay with us all our lives. Robert McCloskey’s Lentil was especially influential for me, and other books have helped to shape you. Here’s Matt Mason, who lives in Omaha, with a book...

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Music at My Mother’s Funeral

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Music at My Mother’s Funeral

Faith Shearin’s poetry is conversational while moving gracefully and almost effortlessly toward conclusions that really have some punch to them. This one is a good example of that. Shearin lives in Maryland. Music at My Mother’s Funeral ...

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Grasses

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Grasses

Here’s a fine poem by Heather Allen, a Connecticut poet who pays close attention to what’s right under her feet. It may seem ordinary, but it isn’t. Grasses So still at heart, They respond like water To...

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Planting Peas

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Planting Peas

The ancient Chinese poets used to say that at some point in each poem the poet ought to lift his (or her) eyes, ought to look beyond the surface of the present into something deeper and more...

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One Light to Another

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

One Light to Another

Jonathan Greene, who lives in Kentucky, is a master of the short poem, but while he prunes them down to their essentials he never cuts out the wonder and delight. Here’s a good example from his most...

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Creek-Song

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Creek-Song

Here’s a poem by an Indiana poet, Shari Wagner, that has a delightful time describing the many sounds of running water. Creek-Song  It begins in a cow lane with bees and white clover, courses along corn, rushes...

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The Ring Toss Lady Breaks a Five

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Ring Toss Lady Breaks a Five

Who hasn’t wished he or she could talk to a carnival worker and find out what their lives are like? Everybody, perhaps, but the carnival workers. Here’s a poem by Mark Kraushaar of Wisconsin that captures one...

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The Pillow Cleaners Come to Town

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Pillow Cleaners Come to Town

Poetry has room for everything and everybody, for every subject and object. Here’s a poem by Sharon Chmielarz, a Minnesota poet, on a subject I’ve never seen written about. And poetry, and American Life in Poetry in...

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