Monday, March 30, 2015

Poet of the Week: Lynda Hull

The poet for this week is Lynda Hull. Poems will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Click here to read the poet's bio.

Hull is one of those poets many of my friends love and admire, and a writer whose work I've wanted to know for some time. Here's my chance and yours, if this is a poet with whom you're not familiar.

Today's poem is "Black Mare."

It snakes behind me, this invisible chain gang—
the aliases, your many faces peopling

that vast hotel, the past. What did we learn?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today's poem: "February" by Margaret Atwood

Winter. Time to eat fat
and watch hockey. In the pewter mornings, the cat,   
a black fur sausage with yellow
Houdini eyes, jumps up on the bed and tries   
to get onto my head.

Read the rest of the poem.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today's poem: "They are hostile nations" by Margaret Atwood

In view of the fading animals
the proliferation of sewers and fears   
the sea clogging, the air
nearing extinction 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poet of the Week

Each week, I will choose one poet to feature on my blog. This week's poet is Margaret Atwood and today's poem is "Variation on the Word Sleep." Click here to read the poem.