Monday, April 29, 2013


You can read the poem here. You must read the poem here. I don't know about you, but it made me suck in my breath -- what's that called -- a gasp.


  1. That is incredible. Will read it again and again. It needs to be read again and again.

  2. The knucklebones.
    Ah. Yes.
    And that lady- that poet- she knows how to read. She treats her words as they deserve when she speaks them aloud.
    Thank you, Elizabeth.

    1. It's so funny -- I thought that exact thing when I decided to post it. Your words about how poets read their poetry were ringing in my ears -- so true, except for this one.

  3. Ho.Ly.Shit.
    Thank you for posting the link to read it. I had to see it with my own eyes to fully appreciate it (I'm visual like that - audio doesn't quite complete it for me).


  4. Fantastic! Such imagery -- the knuckle bones, her dying mother. The laundry never done. The expelled breath of everyone else. Wow.

    I heard Marie Howe read a few years ago at the Zendo I attended in New York, and at the time I didn't know who she was. I had no idea I was seeing someone so esteemed in the poetry world.



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