Prana in Verse

This is my current poetry reading/writing project.  The research part of each entry consists of a short look at a modern poet, usually including a bio, my take on their work, a quote, and a link to one of their poems.   My following poem, erm, follows.

Do it Like This: Elizabeth Bishop

Letters from the Moons of Saturn: Robert Bly

Two-Buck Chuck: Charles Bukowski

She Had a Think about Pears: H.D.

Lonely Island in the People’s Republic: Bei Dao

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play: Maxine Kumin

Birds Fly Forward: Li-Young Lee

Say It in Hushed Tones: Czeslaw Milosz

Mother, Mother Burning Bright: Sharon Olds

Specificity in Nature: Mary Oliver

Linda Pastan

His Introspective Nature: Theodore Roethke

Bad Hair: May Swenson

Dylan Thomas

Julia Vinograd

William Carlos Williams

James Wright

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