Terrance Hayes talks about fatherhood, witnessing, and getting a D in high school English.
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Twentieth- Century American Poetry is the 2004 guide and reference book published by Christopher MacGowan, a leading scholar on William Carlos Williams.
Read "Looking for Jonathan" by Jon Anderson, the title poem from his 1968 volume, and read more about the poet here.
Norman Dubie died in February. He was an Aries (April 10, 1945) . Read his poem "An Annual of the Dark Physics." You can watch him read his poem "The Sparrow" here. (~3.5 min)
Read Steve Orlen's poem "In the House of the Voice of Maria Callas."
Russell Westbank III plays basketball for the LA Clippers. The “Clippers” were named in 1978, when the franchise moved from Buffalo to San Diego, to represent the sailing ships in the bay; a “clipper” is a merchant sailing ship. The team kept the name when they moved to L.A. in 1984.
Psuedacris Crucifer is the scientific name of a small chorus frog, also known as the spring peeper. Terrance's poem of the same name appears here in The New Yorker.
Read Wanda Coleman's "American Sonnet 91" and buy her book of sonnets, Heart First into this Ruin: The Complete American Sonnets, with intro by Mahogany L. Browne.