Welcome, blog readers, to another installment of our Pick-a-Poem feature! This week, as we do every week, we have chosen a poem to feature here on the blog. Consider this your mid-week poetry break. These poems all come from Poetry Daily, this very handy resource that features a new poem every single day. This week we’re featuring Glorious Particles in the Atmosphere Aflame by Dean Young.
According to his bio page, Dean Young is the author of eleven books of poetry. Those publications include finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the Griffin Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he is currently the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas Austin.
Glorious Particles in the Atmosphere Aflame by Dean Young