Poetry | October 09, 2011

Featuring the poems:

  • On Safari in the Serengeti with Her Husband Kayo, Anne Sexton Writes Letters to Her Therapist [Poem of the Week October 11, 2001]
  • The Day after the Dean of Michigan State College Admits Him to Lansing Sparrow Hospital for Rest, a Naked Theodore Roethke Barricades Himself behind a Hospital Mattress [Poem of the Week April 14, 2012]
  • When Robert Lowell Sets Up Housekeeping with Latvian Dancer Vija Vetra on West 16th Street
  • During His Admission Procedure at Abbott Hospital’s Mental Health Unit, John Berryman Discourses on The Scarlet Letter‘s Reverend Dimmesdale
  • When Patricia Hartle Would Give Delmore Schwartz a Ride to His Old Farm Property in New Jersey, He Would Wander about in the Fields for Hours, Calling for a Lost Cat

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