There was a time when I lived and breathed poetry, but somewhere along the way I seem to have lost track of it. Here is my attempt to re-connect with a lost love: discovering new poets.
- Space, In Chains by Laura Kasischke – This poet landed in my inbox via the Poem-a-Day email from the Academy of American Poets, and I was intrigued enough by what I read to seek out more of her work.
- Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability – I’ve perused much of this collection, and the poet that stands out to me is Ona Gritz (also a picture book author and columnist). She doesn’t just write about disability. Her work is about parenting, stories, and relationships as well as her experiences as a person with cerebral palsy.
- Real Karaoke People by Ed Bok Lee – I believe I became aware of Lee through MPR, perhaps it was this story from Euan Kerr, and I’ve been meaning to read more of his work for some time.
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