storytime … poetry & fiction

Elizabeth Bishop, “Crusoe in England” and “At the Fishhouses

Jo Carson, “[Now you know what you’re in for]

Raymond Carver, seven poems: “In a Marine Light near Sequim, Washington,” “The Meadow,” “Venice,” “The Fishing Pole of the Drowned Man,” “Cadillacs and Poetry,” “Luck,” and “Alcohol”

Paul Celan, “Todesfuge (Deathfugue)

Lucille Clifton, “what haunts him” and “sorrows

e. e. cummings, “anyone lived in a pretty how town

Lydia Davis, “Foucault and Pencil

Denise Duhamel, “Mobius Strip: Forgetfulness

T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Carolyn Forché, “The Colonel

Jack Gilbert, “By Small and Small: Midnight to Four A.M.” and “The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart

Louise Glück, “Crossroads

Albert Goldbarth, “To Be Read in 500 Years

Linda Gregg, “There She Is

Robert Hayden, “Middle Passage

Jane Hirshfield, “The Envoy

James Joyce, from Finnegans Wake

Yusef Komunyakaa, “Facing It

Dorianne Laux, “The Life of Trees

W. S. Merwin, “Yesterday

Carol Novack, from “Ramon’s Dream

Naomi Shihab Nye, “One Boy Told Me

Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Ezra Pound, “Canto I

Adrienne Rich, “What Kind of Times Are These

Muriel Rukeyser, “The Speaking Tree

Sam Shepard, from Motel Chronicles

Charles Simic, “Stone

Gary Snyder, “Hay for the Horses

Jack Spicer, “Thing Language

William Stafford, “At the Un-national Monument along the Canadian Border,” “Thinking for Berky,” and “Traveling Through the Dark

Gertrude Stein, “If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso

Ruth Stone, “Laundry

Henry Taylor, “Barbed Wire

Lew Welch, “I Saw Myself

William Carlos Williams, “To Elsie

Virginia Woolf, “[Words, English words, are full of echoes, of memories, of associations…]

Charles Wright, “When You’re Lost in Juarez in the Rain and It’s Easter Time Too

James Wright, “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota

William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree

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