Pick-a-Poem: “Scrapbook”

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Hello, blog readers! I hope that you’re all doing well this week. Now that Wednesday has rolled around again, it’s time to feature a new poem. These poems all come to us from Poetry Daily, which is a great website where you can discover new poetry. This week we’re featuring Scrapbook by Kim Addonizio.

According to her bio on her own website, Kim Addonizio has written several books, the most recent of which are Lucifer at the Starlite (a finalist for the Poets Prize) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, a nonfiction book. She has also written novels, including Jimmy & RitaLittle Beauties, and My Dreams Out in the Street. Her latest collection, My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits, is available now. She has two NEA fellowships and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and essay.

Scrapbook by Kim Addonizio

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Pick-a-Poem: “Last Lights”

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Welcome to another installment of our weekly Pick-a-Poem post! Each and every Wednesday, we feature a new poem here on the blog. Hopefully this introduces you to some new reading material. Every poem we choose comes from Poetry Daily, which is a really helpful site that features a new poem every single day. Check them out! This week’s poem comes from a poet whose work I actually read in class, Kim Addonizio. This week we feature her poem, Last Lights.

According to her bio on her own website, Kim Addonizio has written several books, the most recent of which are Lucifer at the Starlite (a finalist for the Poets Prize) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, a nonfiction book. She has also written novels, including Jimmy & RitaLittle Beauties, and My Dreams Out in the Street. She also has a new collection out right now entitled My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits. She has two NEA fellowships and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and essay.

Last Lights by Kim Addonizio

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