Poetry Per Diem: Juan Felipe Herrera’s Open

Poetry Per Diem: Juan Felipe Herrera’s Open

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Juan Felipe Herrera’s book of poems titled Every Day We Get More Illegal.     Open   as the leaf as the sidewalk as the tear & the iris...
Poetry Per Diem: W.S. Merwin’s Homecoming

Poetry Per Diem: W.S. Merwin’s Homecoming

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from W. S. Merwin’s book of poems titled The Moon Before Morning. Homecoming Once only when the summer was nearly over and my own hair had been...
Poetry Per Diem: Marilyn Nelson’s Dinah’s Lament

Poetry Per Diem: Marilyn Nelson’s Dinah’s Lament

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Marilyn Nelson’s book of poems titled Fortune’s Bones.     Dinah’s Lament     Miss Lydia doesn’t clean the Doctor room....
Poetry Per Diem: Philip Levine’s The West Wind

Poetry Per Diem: Philip Levine’s The West Wind

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Philip Levine’s book of poems titled Breath.     The West Wind     When the winter wind moves through the ash trees in my yard I hear the...
Poetry Per Diem: Tina Cane’s A Minor History of Bodega

Poetry Per Diem: Tina Cane’s A Minor History of Bodega

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Tina Cane’s book of poems titled Once More with Feeling.   A Minor History of Bodega   More a mindset the bodega was where you could get...
Poetry Per Diem: Mark Strand’s The View

Poetry Per Diem: Mark Strand’s The View

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Mark Strand’s book of poems titled Blizzard of One.   The View   This is the place. The chairs are white. The table shines. The person...
Poetry Per Diem: Eavan Boland’s A Ballad of Home

Poetry Per Diem: Eavan Boland’s A Ballad of Home

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Eavan Boland’s book of poems titled New Collected Poems.   A Ballad of Home   How we kissed in our half built-house! It was slightly...
Poetry Per Diem: Robert Bly’s A Box Turtle

Poetry Per Diem: Robert Bly’s A Box Turtle

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Robert Bly’s book of poems titled What Have I Ever Lost By Dying?     A Box Turtle      The orange stripes on his head shootforward into the...
Poetry Per Diem: Seamus Heaney’s Postscript

Poetry Per Diem: Seamus Heaney’s Postscript

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Seamus Heaney’s book of poems titled The Spirit Level.   Postscript And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare,...