Favorite Poem: David Freeland

April 23, 2010 nyupressblog 2

My grandmother, Jean Gosse, wrote poems that reflected daily life and concerns in mid-20th century Newfoundland. At the time “The Little Boy who didn’t pass” was written (the early 1950s), Newfoundland had only recently become




Favorite Poem: Phil Zuckerman

April 23, 2010 nyupressblog 0

Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and




Favorite Poem: Mark Chiang

April 22, 2010 nyupressblog 0

HOW TO GET THERE by Shessu Foster HOW TO GET THERE: downhill from the jail where deputies in training formation, stragglers staggering up past the school where we played football on the lawn, down the




Favorite Poem: Andrew Ross

April 22, 2010 nyupressblog 0

The Day Lady Died by Frank O’Hara It is 12:20 in New York a Friday three days after Bastille day, yes it is 1959 and I go get a shoeshine because I will get off




Favorite Poem: Arnaldo Testi

April 21, 2010 nyupressblog 0

Don’t ask me for words by Eugenio Montale (Genoa, 1896 – Milan, 1981; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1975) Don’t ask me for words that might define our formless soul, publish it in letters of fire,




Favorite Poem: Michael Bérubé

April 20, 2010 nyupressblog 0

Byzantium by W. B. Yeats The unpurged images of day recede; The Emperor’s drunken soldiery are abed; Night resonance recedes, night-walkers’ song After great cathedral gong; A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains All that




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