Mar 29

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David Mason is a poet, essayist, critic and professor. His most recent collection, "Ludlow," is a novel in verse that tells the story of a handful of immigrants in southern Colorado. He teaches English and creative writing at Colorado College.

Mar 22

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Weekly Poem: ‘Achilles’

British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote "Achilles" after English soccer player David Beckham suffered a season-ending injury last week. Beckham, 34, was headed for what would have likely been his last World Cup this summer.

"July in Washington" is from Robert Lowell "Collected Poems" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003). Lowell, who died in 1977, is best known for his volume "Life Studies," "but his true greatness as an American poet lies in the astonishing variety…

Mar 08

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D.A. Powell is the author of "Chronic" (Graywolf Press), which won the 2010 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually by Claremont Graduate University to honor work by a mid-career poet.

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