Poem of the Day: 1/28/13

Matthew Olzmann, whose first book Mezzanines arrives this April from Alice James Books, is a master of humor, surprise, and heart. I'll never forget seeing Matthew read, well, perform, that first time in Detroit, several years ago, how stunned I was hearing his poems unfold. His ability to alter the reader's perspective, to balance hilarity … Continue reading Poem of the Day: 1/28/13


Poem of the Day: 12/24/12

We look closely when we love, and when we love we look closely. So when we remember, we paint the picture bright and clear. I've long loved Toi Derricotte's eye for every small detail, especially in this poem. "Christmas Eve, My Mother Dressing," by Toi Derricotte. Read more by (and about) To Derricotte, here!