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Poetry Sunday: “Hum,” by Cintia Santana

By Rebecca Foust
Narrative poems move time forward; lyric poems often try to capture the experience of a single moment in time, and reading “Hum”—especially aloud—presents the brief but unforgettable experience of getting buzzed by a hummingbird.
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Ordinary Psalms
by Julia B. Levine

By Rebecca Foust
A major theme in 'Ordinary Psalms' is the speaker’s incipient loss of sight, a condition with rich metaphorical possibilities for the blindness of humanity in the abstract and also more concretely in recent American political cycles.
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Poetry

“On Marriage,” by Meghan O’Rourke

By Rebecca Foust
I wrote this poem while thinking about the way that marriage is a form, not unlike a poem, which demands certain kinds of commitments (and identities) from us and in turn shapes us in response to our commitment to it.
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