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  1. 2 Poems by Jennifer Michael Hecht, with an appearance by Patti Smith


    April 16, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    I seem to have been neglecting National Poetry Month, but here goes: Jennifer Michael Hecht’s “Not Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “The Spider” appear in her…

  2. Two Men & a Truck, by Laura Kasischke


    March 4, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    I would like to use Women’s History Month as an excuse to reprint poems by women. This one, by Laura Kasischke, is featured in the March issue of Poetry, and…

  3. Dinosaurs in the Hood, by Danez Smith


    January 19, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    I loved this angry, funny, distraught, sweet poem when I read it in the December issue of Poetry, and thought I would post it on MLK Day. Click on the…

  4. 3 poems by Louise Glück


    December 18, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Louise Glück’s A Village Life  reminds me, a little, of Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters. Each book contains poems about different people, living in (or having lived in) some…

  5. “Switch” by Seán Ó Ríordáin


    December 11, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    The Year of the Horse isn’t over ’til it’s over. February 18th, 2015, will be its end-date. Until that time, whenever you and this blog are in the same room,…