The Song of My Father

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Our Father of Hotel

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Poetry Feature: Lawrence Kearney

Featuring the poems:

  • Mother, Along in the Attic.
  • Dead on His Feet in Lackawanna

The Other Life

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Aspens and a Photograph

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Poetry Feature: Stephen Dobyns

Featuring the poems:

  • Geese
  • Snow

Poetry Feature: Lisel Mueller

Featuring the poems:

  • About Still Life
  • The Old Song and Dance

Poetry Feature: Lisel Mueller

Lisel Mueller was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1924. Her books of poetry include Alive Together: New & Selected Poems (1996), which won the Pulitzer Prize; Learning to Play by Ear (1990); Waving from Shore (1989); Second Language (1986); The Need to Hold Still (1980), which received the National Book Award; Voices from the Forest (1977); The Private Life, which was the 1975 Lamont Poetry Selection; and Dependencies (1965). She has also published several volumes of translation, most recently Circe’s Mountain by Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1990). Her honors include the Carl Sandburg Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.

The Apple

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Rumors

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Rumors

Norman Lavers

The asylum, I believe, is located near the old Hearst Castle.  The story we hear is that when the Hearsts lived there they kept herds of African animals in their parks, but now, we are told, only a few zebras remain for the tourists, the others having died or been given to zoos.  But the hyenas escaped at some early time, this is the rumor, and now live in wild bands in the foothhills.  My window faces inland, but when the wind is right, there is a sound which I am certain is the crashing of the sea mixed with the hight yelps of gulls, and a smell which I fancy is the iodine smell of the seaweed.