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  1. Poems by Miguel Hernández


    June 17, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    If I’m going to squirt any personal, trivial goop into this Miguel Hernández post, I’d better do it before I remind you about his short, momentous life. So here goes. “Letter,”…

  2. Two Poems by Brenda Hillman


    May 20, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    Brenda Hillman’s collection Loose Sugar  is described on its back cover as “an alchemical manuscript disguised as a collection of poems, or vice versa,” and the book’s structure makes the…

  3. 3 Poems by Kabir


    April 29, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    These poems are from Songs of Kabir (2011, New York Review Books), and are used here with the publisher’s generous permission. Kabir was born in Benares, India, to a family recently converted…

  4. Poems and Simplicity


    April 23, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    Sent by Susanne: There are long, epic poems, and then there are concise, simple poems. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) epitomized the simple form, living as she did a relatively small and…

  5. 2 Poems by Norbert Krapf


    April 18, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    “To Obscure Men” and “German Fries” appear in Norbert Krapf’s first full-length collection Somewhere in Southern Indiana: Poems of Midwestern Origins (©1993). The rights to these poems have reverted to…