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NaPoWriMo — April 27

Perhaps the post should be called NaPoSHoMo — National Poetry Show MORE month!  Yesterday’s “Poem in your Pocket day was celebrated nationally, (see  http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/406) and also locally.  University of Rochester offered 6 poems read by Philip Levine on April 12 (go to this : http://www.rochester.edu/news/pocketpoem/ and click on each pocket to hearWhat Work Is; Solo; The Mercy; Songs; The Poem of Chalk; Ode for Mrs. Settle.  UR alums share their “favorites” underneath:  Things to Think—by Robert Bly; The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry; a passage from 17th c. mystic poet/philosopher Thomas Traherne,  One Winter Afternoon,by ee cummings; “Paradisdikter” [paradise poems] by Harry Martinson – 1974 Nobel Prize winner and Keats’ “Lamia”.

 

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