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National Poetry Month 2016: April 25th, Li-Young Lee

Little Father By Li-Young Lee I buried my father in the sky. Since then, the birds clean and comb him every morning and pull the blanket up to his chin every night. I buried my father underground. Since then, my … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 24th, Ogden Nash

Old Men By Ogden Nash People expect old men to die, They do not really mourn old men. Old men are different. People look At them with eyes that wonder when… People watch with unshocked eyes; But the old men … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 23rd, Willy Shakes

To me, fair friend, you never can be old (Sonnet 104) By William Shakespeare To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I ey’d, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 22nd, Eileen Myles

Choke Eileen Myles Of all the ways of forgetting not turning the pilot on is not the worst The house is intact you are floating in time buckets of it streaming through the windows youth turned it up I think … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 21st, Audre Lorde

Coal By Audre Lorde I Is the total black, being spoken From the earth’s inside. There are many kinds of open. How a diamond comes into a knot of flame How a sound comes into a word, coloured By who … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 20th, Peter Balakian

A Letter to Wallace Stevens By Peter Balakian 1 After the Reformation had settled the loamy soil and the lettuce-green fields of dollars, the clouds drifted away, and light fell everywhere. Even the snow bloomed and New Hampshire was a … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 19th, Dana Gilmore

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