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Srinivas Mandavilli at Speaking of Poetry Episode 40 – YouTube

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PennSound: Hugh MacDiarmid

The Watergaw*

 

One wet, early evening in the sheep-shearing season
I saw that occasional, rare thing —
broken shaft of a rainbow with its trembling light
Beyond the downpour of the rain
And I thought of the last, wild look you gave
Before you died.

 

The skylark’s nest was dark and desolate,
My heart was too
But I have thought of that foolish light
Ever since then
And I think that perhaps at last I know
What your look meant then.

 

 

Ae weet forenicht i the yow-trummle
I saw yon antrin thing.
A watergaw wi its chitterin licht
Ayont the on-ding;
An I thocht o the last wild look ye gied
Afore ye deed!

 

There was nae reek i the laverock’s hoose
That nicht-an nane i mine;
But I hae thocht o that foolish licht
Ever sin syne;
An I think that mebbe at last I ken
What your look meant then.

 

*In MacDiarmid’s words: “A watergaw is a broken rainbow, a broken shaft of a rainbow that you can see sometimes between clouds — not a complete arc, the broken shaft of the rainbow.”

Scottish Poets Hugh MacDiarmid and Sorley MacLean in Correspondence

Hugh MacDiarmid reads “The Watergaw”, The Glass of Pure Water”, and other poems at PennSound:

 

Source: PennSound: Hugh MacDiarmid

John Yau reads from Bijoux in the Dark – Don Yorty

 

 

Source: John Yau reads from Bijoux in the Dark – Don Yorty

Nada Gordon – zinc reading 10. 26.14 – YouTube

Hillary Clinton Reads ‘Fire and Fury’ at the Grammys – The New York Times

Anne Boyer Reads

Amy King, December 14, 2017, 7 p.m. Reading & Open Mic – Riverwood Poetry Series, West Hartford, CT

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Amy King

Amy King’s latest book, The Missing Museum , is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. For I Want to Make You Safe ( Litmus Press), John Ashbery describes Amy King ‘s poems as bringing “abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living.” Safe was one of Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011.

King is a Full Professor of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and, as a founding member, serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts . King joins the ranks of Ann Patchett, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson and Pearl Buck as the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award (Women’s National Book Association).

She was also honored by The Feminist Press as one of the “40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism ” awardees, and she received the 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. She is co-editor of the anthologies Bettering American Poetry 2015 and, with Heidi Lynn Staples, Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change.

Amy King : : Riverwood Poetry Series

 

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