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Friday Poem-David Ignatow

The Bagel

I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind,
annoyed with myself
for having dropped it
as if it were a portent. 44 more words

Public Debate

The Friday Poem 'For My Daughter in Reply to a Question' by David Ignatow

I was looking for a poem to capture both the sorrow and optimism in the aftermath of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. There’s not a ‘perfect’ poem, but there are these words from poet… 175 more words

Work Thoughts

Poet David Ignatow on Bodenheim

Here is an interesting glimpse from Michael Sampson Sweeney’s Bodenheim biography (in-progress)”of poet David Ignatow who worked with Bodenheim in the WPA.

“In this case the younger member was 22-year-old poet, David Ingatow, who would go on to became a renown and award-winning poet, and an esteemed Professor of poetry at NYU, Columbia, York College, Universities of Kentucky and Kansas. 55 more words

Spinning Gold with Navel Lint

There’s no shortage of “poet’s workshop” books so, instead of buying new ones as they come out, I occasionally dip into old ones. After a few years between readings, the old becomes new, proving once again that the author of… 477 more words

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