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“Mother,” by Lola Ridge

By Rebecca Foust
Homage to a mother—is a common theme in poetry, but, refreshingly, is presented here without the Hallmark cliché or sentiment that so often mars such poems. Restraint is evident in every line
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Poetry Sunday: Linda Gregg Tribute

By Rebecca Foust
“I believe that poetry at its best is found rather than written,” Linda Gregg observed in “The Art of Finding.” “What matters to me even more than the shapeliness and the dance of language is what the poem discovers deeper down than gracefulness and pleasures in figures of speech.”
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Poetry Sunday: “Conservatory,” by Idris Anderson

By Rebecca Foust
. . . That’s an effective strategy, choosing a title that multiplies associations in the reader’s mind even before the poem is read. It makes me curious to see where Anderson will go from here: Will the poem involve any of these things, or instead, play off of my expectations and surprise me?
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