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POEM: the sound of Irish poet Paul Muldoon saying “now”

the sound of Irish poet Paul Muldoon saying “now” It comes out with a vowel sound unknown in American English; close to “nye” (as in Bill) but with a bit of the “w” left in at the end. To Muldoon … Continue reading

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POEM: knots

knots My skin smells of grapeseed oil. My left arm, a hardened mass. Her sure hands glide along it; she breathes in sharpquiet; notes the tension in my right leg as my body tries to find balance. My right foot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ted Kooser’s The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Kooser’s book is aimed at the beginning poet, but anyone could pick up useful ideas about revision, metaphor and simile, and imagining an audience. Kooser’s writing is warm and often funny, and his advice is realistic and practical. This is … Continue reading

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