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Anne Klaeysen’s “Pandemic Poetry” Selections

By April 19, 2020 April 24th, 2020 No Comments

In her April 19th Sunday Platform (video here), Anne shared a selection of poems that she has found meaningful in these trying times:

“Man at the Window” by David Watts from Having and Keeping. Brick Road Poetry Press © 2017.

“What a Poem Means” by Anita S. Pulier from The Butcher’s Diamond. © Finishing Line Press, 2018.

“Living Things” by Anne Porter, from An Altogether Different Language. © Zoland Books, 1994

“Quarantine” by Eavan Boland, from Against Love Poetry. © W.W. Norton & Co., 2003.

“Coats” by Jane Kenyon , from Constance. © Graywolf Press, 1993

“The Year Gentleness Died” by Michael Kiesow Moore from The Song Castle. Nodin Press © 2019.

“Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard” by Kay Ryan from The Niagara River. © Grove Press

“Sorrow” by Shara McCallum from Madwoman. Copyright © 2017 by Shara McCallum

“Waiting in Line for Eternity” by Noami Cochran from Fill in the Blank: Collected Poems 2005-2016. Just a Thought Press © 2016.

“Let Them Not Say” by Jane Hirshfield From LEDGER: Poems by Jane Hirshfield, published on March 10, 2020 by Alfred A. Knopf

“What I Learned from My Mother” from Sleeping Preacher by Julia Kasdorf © 1992.

“Friends” by William Stafford from The Way It Is. © Graywolf Press, 1998.

“To Be of Use” by Marge Piercy from Circles on the Water. © Alfred A. Knopf.

“Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye, from The Words Under the Words: Selected Poems. © Eighth Mountain Press, 1995

“Somewhere in the World” by Linda Pastan, from Traveling Light. © W.W. Norton & Company, 2011

“Lucky” by Kirsten Dierking from Northern Oracle. © Spout Press, 2007.

“Reading the Leaves” by Barbara Crooker from The Book of Kells. Cascade Books, © 2019.

“Yes” by William Stafford from The Way It Is. © Graywolf Press, 1998.

“Gratitude List” by Laura Foley from Why I Never Finished My Dissertation. Headmistress Press © 2019.

“Diagnosis” by Sharon Olds, from One Secret Thing. © Random House, Inc., 2009.

“Letting Go of What Cannot Hold You Back” from Playing the Black Piano by Bill Holm (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2004). Copyright © 2004 by Bill Holm.

“Poem on the Fridge” by Paul Hostovsky from Selected Poems. © Futurecycle Press, 2014.

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