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Posts Tagged: A Poem I Love

Ariane Conrad: A Poem I Love

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You’d think Stanley Kunitz, near 70 and hobbling through “Touch Me” would have slid off my 19 year old self. But it was the only poem that stuck, from a night of literary luminaries. 15 years later, returning—not the first time since—and reassured again by the continuum: desire, desire. Tonight it’s the motor of the […]

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Margo Rabb: A Poem I Love

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It’s rare to find a poem that perfectly captures the anger, absurdity, complexity, and hilarity of grief—something which Sherman Alexie does again and again in his new collection of poems, FACE, which is just out from Hanging Loose Press, and which I devoured in one sitting, and then immediately started over and re-read from the […]

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A Poem I Love

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As part of National Poetry Month, Rumpus Books asked writers for poems they loved, and places those poems can be found online. Here’s what they said:

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Randall Mann: A Poem I Love

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The last poem I loved is John Casteen’s fifteen-line poem “Regret,” from his first collection, Free Union.  Here’s the first stanza: This life, it is like conducting the symphony of a warring country; the cellist has been shot through the wrist it’s all in, the horn player has buried his child and sworn off music. […]

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Joey Nicoletti: A Poem I Love

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I am smitten with Milton Kessler’s “Comma of God.” It’s a poem of great texture: a prayer, a chant, an adroit benediction. Perhaps most of all, it’s a testament to a fully lived life; an edifice of gratitude for having survived the business of going about one’s business with humility and strength. From the sheer […]

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