by Carl Dennis • from Colorado Review
Carl Dennis is the author of twelve books of poetry, including, most recently, Another Reason (Penguin, 2014).
Colorado Review's only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We do not publish genre fiction nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction.
"At a time when almost everyone writes poetry but scarcely anyone can write a poem, it is hard not to wish for a return to some less accommodating era, when the status of 'poet' was not so easily aspired to, and the only hankering was to get something said in a memorable form. Alas, we would have to go a long way back."
—Clive James MORE
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April is on the way and, as always during Poetry Month and our annual fund drive, we've asked 21 poets (including Tarfia Faizullah, Peter Sirr, Luisa A. Igloria, and Joshua Mehigan, pictured here) to select poems to be delivered to you by e-mail Monday through Friday of each week in April — their favorites from among The Greats — and to add their comments on the poems.
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And in the meantime, if you missed last year's feature, have a look at last year's picks...
- Albert Goldbarth
- Wisława Szymborska, tr. Clare Cavanagh
- Clive James
- Adam Day
- Rich Ives
- Rebecca Foust
- Jane Hirshfield
- Arundhathi Subramaniam
- John Amen
- Jared Smith
- Pamela Davis
- Terrance Hayes
- Deborah Meadows
- Re'Lynn Hansen
- Jessica Jacobs
- Carol Potter
- Mark Neely
- Patty Seyburn
- Megan Levad
- Linda Lerner
- Clare MacQueen
- Nathalie Handal
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Andrew McCulloch introduces Elaine Feinstein's "The Medium."
Dwight Garner on Charles Simic's The Lunatic: Poems and The Life of Images: Selected Prose.
"When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?"
Ted Kooser presents Jill Breckenridge's "Pretty Ricky."
Carol Rumens introduces Elaine Feinstein's "April Fools' Day."
Edwin Morgan's letters and scrapbooks published for the first time.
James C. McKinley, 79
Sean Borodale's Human Work reviewed by Kate Kellaway.
Les Murray's Waiting for the Past reviewed by Andrew Riemer.
"Harvard, Seamus Heaney and me"
Tomas Tranströmer, 83 MORE