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December 18, 2008
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Welcome to the last issue of Hyperbole poetry e-zine of 2008. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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New Poetry Book Reviews
I added a new poetry review this week: A Man In Transition by K.L. The Writer ...
New World Class Poetry Blog Posts
When is the last time you visited the World Class Poetry Blog? I may not be writing every day now, but the blog posts are still as good as they ever was. Be sure to check out these latest posts.
American Life In Poetry: Column 195
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006
Here is a poem, much like a prayer, in which the Michigan poet Conrad Hilberry asks for no more than a little flare of light, an affirmation, at the end of a long, cold Christmas day.
Let midnight gather up the wind and the cry of tires on bitter snow. Let midnight call the cold dogs home, sleet in their fur--last one can blow the streetlights out. If children sleep after the day's unfoldings, the wheel of gifts and griefs, may their breathing ease the strange hollowness we feel. Let midnight draw whoever's left to the grate where a burnt-out log unrolls low mutterings of smoke until a small fire wakes in its crib of coals.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 (c) 2008 by Conrad Hilberry, whose most recent book of poetry is "After-Music," Wayne State University Press, 2008. Poem reprinted from "The Hudson Review," Vol. 60, no. 4, Winter 2008, by permission of Conrad Hilberry. Introduction copyright (c) 2008 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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