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Saturday, June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018
 

Sunset on the Spire

 
Elinor Wylie

About This Poem

 

This poem originally appeared in Nets to Catch the Wind (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921).

 

Elinor Wylie was born in New Jersey in 1885. Her collections of poetry include Black Armour (George H. Doran Company, 1923) and Angels and Earthly Creatures (Alfred A. Knopf, 1929). She died in 1928.

 

Photo credit: The Kent State University Press

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Poetry by Wylie

 

Selected Works of Elinor Wylie

(Kent State University Press, 2005)

"Alms" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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"The Giver of Stars" by Amy Lowell

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"A Summer Night" by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard

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June Guest Editor: D. A. Powell

 

Thanks to D. A. Powell, author of Repast: Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails (Graywolf Press, 2014), who curated Poem-a-Day this month. Read more about Powell and our guest editors for the year.

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If you value Poem-a-Day, please consider a monthly donation or one-time gift to help make it possible. Poem-a-Day is the only digital series publishing new, previously unpublished work by today's poets each weekday morning. The free series, which also features a curated selection of classic poems on weekends, reaches 450,000+ readers daily. Thank you!

 
 

"Sunset on the Spire" by Elinor Wylie

Friday, June 22, 2018

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June 22, 2018
 

Entry for Not an Island

 
Gabriel Jesiolowski
Gabriel Jesiolowski reads "Entry for Not an Island."

About This Poem

 

"Months after the greyhound's passing on Lopez Island, I kept trying to give grief a form. I wanted to breathe without it draping over my shoulders like an X-ray apron. But grief has the power to shape-shift. I remember walking up the dirt drive in twilight, meeting the gazes of horses in the field. We were all body, no body, an island, a shadow. Loss is also a gift. Then it seemed clear."

—Gabriel Jesiolowski

 

Gabriel Jesiolowski is a writer, artist and curator. Their debut poetry collection, As Burning Leaves (Red Hen Press, 2017), won the Benjamin Saltman Award. They live in Los Angeles.

Poetry by Jesiolowski

 

As Burning Leaves

(Red Hen Press, 2017)

"Nox [Excerpts]" by Anne Carson

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"Seeing the Body" by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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"After tagging the dust your body is made of" by Jen Tynes

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June Guest Editor: D. A. Powell

 

Thanks to D. A. Powell, author of Repast: Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails (Graywolf Press, 2014), who curated Poem-a-Day this month. Read more about Powell and our guest editors for the year.

Help Support Poem-a-Day

 

If you value Poem-a-Day, please consider a monthly donation or one-time gift to help make it possible. Poem-a-Day is the only digital series publishing new, previously unpublished work by today's poets each weekday morning. The free series, which also features a curated selection of classic poems on weekends, reaches 450,000+ readers daily. Thank you!

 
 

"Entry for Not an Island" by Gabriel Jesiolowski