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Poetry Sunday: “Prophesy,” by Jill Bialosky

By Rebecca Foust
I resonated with the poem’s clear expression of the fear that shot through me as a young mother when I saw rifts between mothers and sons, and its acknowledgement of my devastation the first time I realized I’d moved from the center into a distinct periphery of my child’s universe.
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Poetry Sunday: “Sin,” by Forough Farrokhzad

By Rebecca Foust
Forough Farrokhzad wrote when, as now, Iranian women faced deeply-rooted and widespread discrimination and prejudice, and she is widely regarded as Iran’s leading women poet and an advocate for women’s liberation and independence everywhere.
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Poetry Sunday: “Prepositional,” by Lorna Knowles Blake

By Rebecca Foust
“Prepositional” speaks of a long relationship between the speaker and her beloved and examines the stability of their unit (“us”) against (in relation to) the larger backdrop of history and the even larger backdrop of nature and time, creating a truly unique and universal valentine.
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