Category Archives: National Poetry Month

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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National Poetry Month 2016: April 18th, Stephanie Gray

Stuff I probably did and didn’t By Stephanie Gray After Tim Dlugos’ Things I Might Do I probably didn’t tell you that the last Line of your poem left me on a plane of Movement somewhere between the best of … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 17th, Billy Collins

Design By Billy Collins I pour a coating of salt on the table and make a circle in it with my finger. This is the cycle of life I say to no one. This is the wheel of fortune, the … Continue reading

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