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Adam Reads The Guide to Western Birds

September 15, 2016 | by

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Patty Seyburn’s poem “Adam Reads The Guide to Western Birds” appeared in our Fall 2001 issueHer latest collection is HilarityRead More »

Diane di Prima Digs in San Francisco

September 12, 2016 | by

Good to Go

September 8, 2016 | by

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Cassandra Cleghorn’s poem “Good to Go” appeared in our Winter 2000 issue. Her collection Four Weathercocks was published in April. Read More »

The Book of Sediments

August 31, 2016 | by

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Madeline DeFrees’s poem “The Book of Sediments” appeared in our Fall 1983 issue. Her last collection, Spectral Waves, was released by Copper Canyon Press in 2006; DeFrees passed away last year. Read More »

Godspeed, Sweet Intent

August 30, 2016 | by

Hunting the sound stack in the rondels of D’Orléans.

Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, oil on canvas, 1852–55.

Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair (detail), oil on canvas, 1852–55.

In the March 1915 issue of Poetry magazine (page 254), the following poem appeared for the first time in print: 

IMAGE FROM D’ORLEANS

Young men riding in the street
In the bright new season
Spur without reason,
Causing their steeds to leap.

And at the pace they keep
Their horses’ armored feet
Strike sparks from the cobbled street
In the bright new season.

I first encountered it, seventy or seventy-five years later, in Personæ: The Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound. I did not know at that time whether d’Orléans was a person or a place, nor did I look into it. I was charmed by the poem—more than I knew—but there were many pieces in Personæ that interested me more. By the time I turned thirty, I could recite at least two dozen of Pound’s shorter poems from memory. “Image from D’Orleans” was not one of them. Read More »

Father Daniel Berrigan: Poet, Priest, Prophet

August 29, 2016 | by