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On World AIDS Day, this poem, a remembrance, by Marie Howe.
"I had to ask myself some very important questions: Am I truly American? Do I love America? Is this home?" Richard Blanco talks with Poets.org.
Today’s poem: Sarah Messer’s “Prayer from a Mouse.”
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Today’s poem: Roger Bonair-Agard’s “Because I cannot remember my first kiss.”"but I remember sitting alone on the brown couch in my grandmother’s living room,couch whose cushion covers were of velvetand the color of dark rust, or dried blood…”Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.
Today’s poem: Becca Klaver’s “Fall Parties.”
"I used to think I loved summer partiesuntil they got this year so sweaty and sad,
the whole world away at the shore,sunk in sweet and salt.”
Video of the National Student Poets in NYC to celebrate Poets Forum.
Some Poets Forum love.———-
Notes and observations from the 2013 Poets Forum in New York, NY.
Great article on Academy Chancellor Arthur Sze.