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American life in poetry
American Life in Poetry: Advice
This touching poem by Dan Gerber, who lives in California, captures the memory of a father’s advice, but beneath the practical surface of that advice we can sense a great deal of emotion, which shows through a little crack at the moment the father clears his voice before continuing. Advice You...
February 8, 2014 - 5:31am
October 11, 2013
American Life in Poetry: A Colander of Barley
Our sense of smell is, as you know, not nearly as good as that of our dogs, but it can still affect us powerfully. A good writer, like Tami Haaland of Billings, Mont., can show us how a single odor can sweep us back through time. A Colander of Barley The smell, once water has...
October 11, 2013 - 3:46pm
June 28, 2013
American Life in Poetry: In the Planetarium
Here’s a splendid poem by James Doyle, who lives in Colorado, about the way children make up mythic selves that will in some way serve them in life. To create one’s self as a palm reader is only one of many possibilities. In the Planetarium I read the palms of the other kids...
June 28, 2013 - 2:39pm
June 21, 2013
American Life in Poetry: “Joey, 4th grade, 1992”
Laura Dimmit is from Joplin, Missouri, and her family survived the fierce tornado of May, 2011. The entire area was strewn with debris, and here’s a poem about just one little piece that fell from the sky. School photo, found after the Joplin tornado “Joey, 4th grade, 1992” He’s...
June 21, 2013 - 3:50pm
May 3, 2013
American Life in Poetry: The Cranes, Texas January
Mark Sanders, who lives in Texas, is not only a good poet, but he’s an old friend to the poetry of my home ground, working hard as teacher, editor, and publisher to bring Great Plains poetry to the attention of readers across the country. Here’s an example of one of his poems. The...
May 3, 2013 - 4:18pm
March 8, 2013
American Life in Poetry: Cement Backyard
I’ve recently published a children’s book about a man who is so fussy about his yard that he loses his home, so I was immediately taken by this fine poem by Lynne Sharon Schwartz about a similar man. We all enjoy writing that confirms what we’ve privately observed about the...
March 8, 2013 - 2:20pm
January 19, 2013
American Life in Poetry: Sponge Bath
Here's a lovely poem for the caregivers among us, by Terri Kirby Erickson, who lives in North Carolina. Sponge Bath Draped in towels, my grandmother...
January 19, 2013 - 5:00am
January 5, 2013
American Life in Poetry: "A Little Shiver"
Another winter is upon us, and Barton Sutter, a poet who lives in Duluth, knows all about cold and snow. Here's a preview to get us thinking...
January 5, 2013 - 5:00am
November 24, 2012
American Life in Poetry: Thanksgiving
Here's a poem for this season by Tim Nolan, of Minnesota.
November 24, 2012 - 5:00am
September 22, 2012
American Life in Poetry: Pinhole
Kay Ryan was our nation's Poet Laureate at The Library of Congress for the 2008-2010 terms. Her poetry is celebrated for its compression; she...
September 22, 2012 - 5:00am
September 15, 2012
American Life in Poetry: From a Bridge
David St. John is a California poet whose meticulous care with every word has always impressed me.
September 15, 2012 - 5:00am
August 25, 2012
American Life in Poetry: Telling TIme
I am very fond of poems that don't use more words than they have to. They're easier to carry around in your memory. There are Chinese poems written...
August 25, 2012 - 5:00am
August 4, 2012
American Life in Poetry: Chiller Pansies
I have irises that have been handed down through my family over the generations, being dug up again and again, moved to another house, another...
August 4, 2012 - 5:00am
July 14, 2012
American Life in Poetry: Snapshot
I'd guess that many of you have looked at old snapshots taken of you by doting relatives and tried to recall what it was like to be that person...
July 14, 2012 - 5:00am
June 23, 2012
American Life in Poetry: Family Stories
An exchange of stories is frequently one of the first steps toward a friendship. Here's the recollection of one of those exchanges, by Dorianne...
June 23, 2012 - 5:00am