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Posts Tagged: poetry

National Poetry Month Day 3: “this is me” by Adam McGovern

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this is me

PATH train ride, boy and girl
inked, unmarked
legs braided at one knee
a bud from the same split phone cord
speaking in each other’s ear
and girl and girl
pierced, unharmed
platform combat boots and microskirts
one tenderly stroking the other’s knee
without danger, without shame
the world
may be over
but the war
ended first

-Adam McGovern

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A 21st Century Kind of Poet

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At The Millions, Michael Bourne writes about the stunning success of poet Tess Taylor’s debut collection, The Forage House, and technology’s hand in making it happen:

When writers talk about literature in the digital age, they tend to lay out one nightmare scenario after another: books losing value as they migrate onto screens, publishing houses shedding jobs, readers snuggling up with cable shows on their iPads rather than books.

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You’ve Got (Chain) Mail

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What do Amish Friendship Bread, poetry and chain letters have in common?

Sadie Stein opened her inbox the other day to find an email about a poetry chain, she writes at the Paris Review.  Although participating in the chain left her “feeling a bit like someone’s aunt,” the email project was ultimately inspiring, and reminded Stein of the last chain she’d taken part in—the act of baking and passing along to neighbors strange bread made from instant vanilla pudding.

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