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“Jubilate” by Galway Kinnell

1 So from poet to poet we proceeded in our celebration of Christopher Smart’s long-undiscovered poem Jubilate Agno, composed by this profligate, drunken, devout, mad polymath between 1757 and 1763 while incarcerated for a year in St. Luke’s Hospital for the Insane and then for four or … Continue reading

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Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)

Galway Kinnell died last Tuesday at the age of 87. He was the first poet my husband introduced to me (through his many poetry books) some 30 years ago as we were beginning the journey of learning about each other. … Continue reading

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“Drugstore” by Carl Dennis

Don’t be ashamed that your parents Didn’t happen to meet at an art exhibit Or at a protest against a foreign policy Based on fear of negotiation, But in an aisle of a discount drugstore, Near the antihistamine section, Seeking … Continue reading

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“Wild” by Tony Hoagland

In late August when the streams dry up and the high meadows turn parched and blond, bears are squeezed out of the mountains down into the valley of condos and housing developments. All residents are therefore prohibited from putting their … Continue reading

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“Alchemy” by Stephen Sandy

(published in The New Yorker, October 29 and November 5, 2002)

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Dickens’ children, Whitman’s brothers

From David Markson’s This is not a Novel:

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“From Blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at … Continue reading

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