This week, more poems from James Tate's book Distance from Loved Ones, including "An Extraterrestrial," "I Am a Finn," and "I Am Still a Finn."
This week, James Tate's poems "Crimes Against the Lyric," "No Spitting Up," "Anatomy," and "Peggy in the Twilight" from the book Distance from Loved Ones.
"This cold winter/ Moon spills the inhuman fire/ Of jewels/ Into my hands." --James Wright
The experimental, largely free verse poems in The Branch Will Not Break by James Wright shocked readers at the time and helped change American poetry.