Pick-a-Poem: “Thick Description”

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Welcome, blog readers, to another installment of our Pick-a-Poem feature! The rules are very simple — each Wednesday, we pick a poem to showcase on the blog. Hopefully, through these posts, you find something new to read and enjoy. These poems come from Poetry Daily, which is a great resource for finding new poetry. This week we’re featuring Thick Description by Eleanor Chai.

According to her bio page, Eleanor Chai is a new poet, whose first poetry collection — Standing Water — was publishing through Farrar, Straus and Giroux this year. She also co-edited the forthcoming Efforts of Affection: The Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. She lives and works in Westport, Connecticut.

Thick Description by Eleanor Chai

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