PUBLIC POETRY PROJECT
A celebration of poems to the people
The River Bathers
By Elaine Terranova
Elaine Terranova’s “The River Bathers” purposely buries its move toward a moral in the poem’s center, following it only with oddity, certain detail cast in relief against an uncertainty of feeling, and the oddity of a world newly understood.
Moon-Grief Utterance #2 (for SP)
By Sean Thomas Dougherty
Sean Thomas Dougherty’s “Moon-Grief Utterance #2 (for SP)” links the mystery of another world to breath, to sadness coming from elsewhere to the ear of a lover. The imaginative leap here makes the most of poetry’s compressed form.
2003 Poetry Advisory Committee: Bonnie MacEwan,
William Brockman, William Joyce, Gabriel Welsch, Steven Herb
2003 Poetry Selection Committee: Robin Becker, Harry Humes, Maurice Kilwein Guevara
Poster Design and Artwork: Marla Jaksch, Erik Brandt