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Better Grab These 4 Poetry Chapbooks Before They're All Gone
May 07, 2009
|Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers
Now that National Poetry Month is behind us we can move on, right? But that doesn't mean that poetry is any less important. If anything, it's even more important, if for any reason because I've got 4 great chapbooks for you to download and they're all free.
In this issue of Hyperbole we'll start off with some Twitter poems. Last month I announced that I would be writing one poem per day and posting it at the microblogging site called Twitter. In a moment you'll get to a read some of those.
Table of Contents
Twitter Poems30 poems. All under 140 characters. You know how long that is? Not very. In fact, you can fit a haiku in there. Many have. But my poems aren't haiku. I don't know what you'd call them other than Twitter poems.
Reprinted below are 3 out of 30 Twitter poems. Taste them for yourself:
Twitpoem #3What's that? Her cat. What's this A kiss. Whose, these Or those? Red shoes.Twitpoem #18Nina eats gummy worms Says she likes red best I prefer yellow We sit and munch Till blue in the face; Nina pines: Sweet, mellowTwitpoem #22We are broken like crackers in a bowl of soup or a blue perhaps purple and crisp Fruit Loop split in two
I hope you'll experience the other 27 Twitter poems. Download the Twitter Poem chapbook free with the World Class Poetry Toolbar.
Hardwood / Softwood
Gary B. Fitzgerald is the author of two books, Hardwood and Softwood. He has graciously given me permission to reprint several poems from each book and offer them as a free download.
Both Hardwood and Softwood, the chapbooks, are available for free with the World Class Poetry Toolbar, but I wouldn't expect you to download either one without a taste first. Below are two poems by Gary B. Fitzgerald, one from Hardwood and one from Softwood. Enjoy, then download the World Class Poetry Toolbar and get your free chapbooks.
RegretI’ve lived my life so reckless wild and paid the cost for such, though mostly borrowed from those I loved who for their trouble paid too much. When I fell I asked for help back up, this they never failed to do. So many times I needed help and they to my rescue always came. It's not that I was a demanding child. I lived far away and free. I tried to never burden them, remembered to call, sent them letters often. I tried never to cause them shame. It's just that I was never there when it was they who needed me.PeoplePeople, people, people, people, people, birds, people, people, people, people, people, deer, people, people, people, people, people, trees, people, people, people, people, people, land, people, people, people, people, people, people people Earth. So many people. So many dead.
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American Life In Poetry: Column 215
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
To commemorate Mother's Day, here's a lovely poem by David Wojahn of Virginia, remembering his mother after forty years.
American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©1990 by David Wojahn, whose most recent book of poems is "Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004," University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006. "Walking to School, 1964" is from the longer poem "White Lanterns," printed in "Poetry," Vol. 157, 1990, by permission of David Wojahn and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2009 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
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Poetry Books Of The Month
Every now and then I like to promote two books as the poetry book of the month. This is such a time. The previously mentioned books Hardwood and Softwood by Gary B. Fitzgerald are this month's poetry books of the month. I think you'll like Gary's Blakean metaphysics and romantic naturalism. Beautiful imagery, terse language, and humanitarian insight are Gary's chief assets, but just to name a few. You'll have to check them out yourself.
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