National Poetry Month 2012: A Reprise


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Every weekday in April, BR will be celebrating National Poetry Month with new poems and book recommendations. Enjoy!




Mystical Lichen Falls Through the Fonts and Poem of Hope, Almost at Equinox

Brenda Hillman
APRIL 2

from The Bridge

Mary Austin Speaker
APRIL 3

Recommendation: Erica Kaufman’s Instant Classic

Eileen Myles
APRIL 4

The Story of How You Went to the Museum and Store

Jon Woodward
APRIL 5

Stakes Is High

Marcus Wicker
APRIL 6

Objectivity

Tanya Larkin
APRIL 9

All One Has Before One

Simone Kearney
APRIL 10

Recommendation: Richard Yates’sRevolutionary Road

David Lehman
APRIL 11

Amor Fati

Sandra Lim
APRIL 12

Transliterate Mistranslations of Arthur Rimbaud’s Une Saison En Enfer

Sean Kilpatrick
APRIL 13

Wilds

Michele Glazer
APRIL 16

My Friends Were Having Sex and I Wanted to Fit In

Katie Degentesh
APRIL 17

Recommendation: Elizabeth Willis’s Address

Richard Deming
APRIL 18

For My Son

Stephen Dunn
APRIL 19

Stephen Dunn discusses the poetic life. Read his contribution to our National Poetry Month package.


Congratulations to BR Poetry Editor Timothy Donnelly and NPM contributor Eileen Myles for being named Guggenheim fellows!

We are saddened by the passing of longtime BR contributor Adrienne Rich. Read a selection of her essays and poetry:

What Country Is This? (on LeRoi Jones)
Eye of the Outsider (on Elizabeth Bishop)

Scenes of Negotiation
Dislocations: Seven Scenarios (archive)


When All the Leaves

Oni Buchanan
APRIL 20

Order and Kinetics

Claire Donato
APRIL 23

The Precision Chromatic Ray Race of PeopleMilk the Dog and Walk the Cow, and Pretty Little Failboat

Anthony Madrid
APRIL 24

Recommendation: Monica A. Hand’s me and Nina

Thomas Sayers Ellis
APRIL 25

Certain Allied Experiments

Lily Brown
APRIL 26

At the Edge of the Bed

Geoffrey G. O’Brien
APRIL 27

from That Were Once Beautiful Children

Claudia Rankine
APRIL 30

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