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Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered

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Starting in 1995, NPRs All Things Considered began presenting poets reading their own works. Introduced by “poetry DJ” Catherine Bowman, these popular short segments allowed listeners to experience poetry as a kind of verbal music, recalling its roots as a spoken art form. Word of Mouth, edited by Bowman, brings together the poems that have been featured on NPR, providing a window onto the dynamic contemporary poetry scene. A child playing with flashes of sunlight in the aisle of an airplane; a woman describing tropical fruit to someone in a faraway country; a man building a deck with his dead fathers hammer; the musings of a Barbie doll participating in a 12-step program: these poems powerfully and lyrically transform the stuff of every day life. A celebration of the poetic voice that includes 33 acclaimed writers, this vibrant anthology proves beyond any doubt that poetry is far more than just words on paper.

Quincy Troupe • Czeslaw Milosz • Campbell McGrath • C.D. Wright • Jack Gilbert • Heather McHugh • David Lehman • Wang Ping • Joseph Brodsky • Paul Beatty • Lorna Dee Cervantes • Paul Muldoon • Lucille Clifton • Naomi Shihab Nye • Richard Blanco • Albert Goldbarth • Carrie Allen McCray • Belle Waring • Russell Edson • Kevin Young • Nuali Di Dhomhnaill • Charles Harper Webb • Denise Duhamel • Yusef Komunyakaa • Hal Sirowitz • Lucia Perillo • Amy Gerstler • Maura Stanton • Marilyn Chin • Philip Booth • Jane Cooper • Diane DiPrima • Elizabeth Spires

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About the Editor

Catherine Bowman was born in El Paso, Texas, and currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she teaches at Indiana University. She has worked with National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" since 1995 as a consultant and commentator on contemporary poetry. She is the award-winning

About the Author

About the Editor

Catherine Bowman was born in El Paso, Texas, and currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she teaches at Indiana University. She has worked with National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" since 1995 as a consultant and commentator on contemporary poetry. She is the award-winning author of two collections of poems, 1-800-HOT-RIBS and Rock Farm. She received the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, the Kate Frost Tufts Discovery Award, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the University of Texas, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and two Yaddo Fellowships. Her poems have appeared in four editions of The Best American Poetry and in many magazines and journals, such as TriQuarterly, River Styx, Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Los Angeles Times, Crazy Horse, and The Paris Review, and in numerous anthologies. Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies A Joyful Noise, 13 Ways of Looking at a Poem, An Exhaltation of Forms, The Extraordinary Tide, Writing Down the Soul, Motion: American Sports Poems, and many others. Bowman teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and in 2001 she was Writer-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary. She regularly collaborates with composer and bassist John Lindberg; together they have performed and taught workshops at a variety of venues in both North America and Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction

QUINCY TROUPE

Flight

Eye Change Dreams

CZESLAW MILOSZ

Preparation

A Song on the End of the World

In Common

HEATHER McHUGH

The Size of Spokane

What He Thought

Unguent

High Jinx

CAMPBELL McGRATH

Delphos, Ohio

Capitalist Poem #42

The Golden Angel Pancake House

The Gulf

C. D. WRIGHT

Everything Good Between Men and Women

Song of the Gourd

30

JACK GILBERT

Tear It Down

Almost Happy

Married

The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart

DAVID LEHMAN

January 1 [1998]

March 16 [1996]

April 26 [1998]

August 31 [2000]

December 29 [1997]

WANG PING

No Sense of Direction

Of Flesh & Spirit

These Images

JOSEPH BRODSKY

A Song

Blues

Törnfallet

PAUL BEATTY

Aa Bb Cc . . . Xx Yy and Zzing

Dib Dab

At Ease

DIANE DI PRIMA

April Fool Birthday Poem for Grandpa

Ode to Elegance

LORNA DEE CERVANTES

Bananas

PAUL MULDOON

The Birth

Anseo

The Briefcase

LUCILLE CLIFTON

sam

june 20

homage to my hips

daughters

NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

My Friends Divorce

Going for Peaches, Fredericksburg, Texas

Wedding Cake

RICHARD BLANCO

Décima Guajira

Photo Shop

The Silver Sands

ALBERT GOLDBARTH

Coinages: A Fairy Tale

How Easy It Is

An Explanation

CARRIE ALLEN McCRAY

Thoughts at the Grave Site

Strange Patterns

Two Ways to Cook Macaroni and Cheese for Pastor

Trade Off

Anemone

BELLE WARING

It Was My First Nursing Job

So Get Over It, Honey

RUSSELL EDSON

On the Eating of Mice

Counting Sheep

Antimatter

The Fall

KEVIN YOUNG

[Blues]

Eddie Priests Barbershop & Notary

Negative

NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL

Nude

The Race

CHARLES HARPER WEBB

The New Marriage

Tone of Voice

Buyers Remorse

DENISE DUHAMEL

Hippie Barbie

Barbie Joins a Twelve Step Program

Buddhist Barbie

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

Anodyne

The Deck

Venuss-flytraps

HAL SIROWITZ

Two Visits in One Day

Horns on Your Head

Crumbs

Word Power

LUCIA PERILLO

Compulsory Travel

Lost Innocence of the Potato Givers

AMY GERSTLER

Modern Madonnas

Her Account of Herself

My Muse

MAURA STANTON

Gifts

Childhood

Maple Tree

MARILYN CHIN

The Floral Apron

Song of the Sad Guitar

Rhapsody in Plain Yellow

PHILIP BOOTH

Hope

First Lesson

Evening

JANE COOPER

The Blue Anchor

Rent

ELIZABETH SPIRES

Easter Sunday 1955

On the Island

Permissions

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713156
Editor:
Bowman, Catherine
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Bowman, Catherine
Edited by:
Catherine Bowman
Author:
Bowman, J.
Author:
Bowman, Catherine
Author:
Catherine Bowman
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literary Criticism-Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.14x5.22x.57 in. .48 lbs.

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