Tag Archives: Poetry

Tony Hoagland — “Please Don’t”

tell the flowers—they think the sun loves them. The grass is under the same simple-minded impression about the rain, the fog, the dew. And when the wind blows, it feels so good they lose control of themselves and swobtoggle wildly … Continue reading

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Charles Wright: Poetry as Reason for Living

If you’ve made your way through contemporary American poetry, you’ve likely run across Charles Wright. If you haven’t, you should consider yourself lucky because you have hours of incredible reading in front of you. Wright’s poetry has been an increasingly … Continue reading

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New Book: ‘Pressed Against All That Nothing’

You’ll find very few references to my own work on this blog–partially because I don’t think my own work should be the focus, and also because I generally dislike self-promotion. At the gentle urging of my editor, and because I … Continue reading

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Great Poets In Their Own Words 4 of 4 (BBC)

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Great Poets In Their Own Words 3 of 4 (BBC)

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Great Poets In Their Own Words 2 of 4 (BBC)

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Great Poets In Their Own Words 1 of 4 (BBC)

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