The Daily Poem
Ted Kooser's "A Glint"
Today's poem is by Ted Kooser, byname ofTheodore Kooser, (born April 25, 1939,Ames, Iowa, U.S.), American poet, whose verse was noted for its tender wisdom and its depiction of homespun America. --Bio from Brittanica.com.
William Wordsworth's "London, 1802"
Today's poem is by "William Wordsworth, (born April 7, 1770,Cockermouth,Cumberland, England—died April 23, 1850, Rydal Mount, Westmorland), English poet whoseLyrical Ballads(1798), written withSamuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the EnglishRomantic movement." --bio from Britannica.com.
Carl Sandberg's "The Long Shadow of Lincoln - A Litany"
Today's poem is by Carl Sandburg, (born Jan. 6, 1878,Galesburg, Ill., U.S.—died July 22, 1967, Flat Rock, N.C.), American poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist. --Britannica.com
Song of Songs: Chapter 8
Today's poem comes from one of the more famous passages of religious writing -- Song of Songs, chapter 8.
Wendell Berry's "1997"
Wendell Berry, in fullWendell Erdman Berry, (bornAugust5, 1934, Port Royal, Kentucky, U.S.), American author whose naturepoetry, novels of America’s rural past, and essays on ecological responsibility grew from his experiences as a farmer. --Brittanica.com
2 Poems for Autumn from Sally Thomas
On today's show: two sonnets from Sally Thomas for autumn. You can read them here: https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/poetry/two-sonnets-sally-thomas--Sally Thomas is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and teacher. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1964, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University, and has pursued graduate coursework in English and creative writing at the University of Memphis and the University of Utah. She has taught in both the high-school and university classroom, as well as in online programs for homeschooled high-school students. Additionally, she has served as poet-in-residence in various elementary, middle, and high-school settings in the United States and Great Britain, where she lived from 1999 to 2003.She lives with her theologian husband and the youngest two of their four children in North Carolina. A home educator and advocate for the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy, as well as a working writer, she is available for reading or speaking engagements at literary or home-education events. Sally’s most recent book isMotherland: Poems(Able Muse, 2020). Twitter:@SallyThomasNC
Louise Glück: Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature
Louise Glück, in fullLouise Elisabeth Glück, (born April 22, 1943,New York, New York, U.S.), American poet whose willingness to confront the horrible, the difficult, and the painful resulted in a body of work characterized by insight and a severe lyricism. In 2020 she was awarded theNobel Prizein Literature, cited “for her unmistakable poetic voice that withausterebeauty makes individual existence universal.” - Britannica.com
Rhina Espaillat's "Gardening"
Rhina P. Espaillathas published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays, and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and translations from and into both languages. Her work appears in many journals, anthologies, and websites, and has earned national and international awards, including the T. S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, the Richard Wilbur Award, the Howard Nemerov Prize, the May Sarton Award, the Robert Frost “Tree at My Window” Prize for translation, several honors from the New England Poetry Club, the Poetry Society of America, the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Salem State College.Espaillat’s most recent publications are two poetry collection in English titledPlaying at StillnessandHer Place in These Designs; a book of Spanish translations titledOscura fruta/Dark Berries: Forty-Two Poems by Richard Wilbur; and a book of Spanish translations titledAlgo hay que no es amigo de los muros/Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Wall: Forty Poems by Robert Frost. She is a frequent reader, speaker and workshop leader, and is active with the Powow River Poets, a literary group she cofounded in 1992. -Bio via rhinaespaillat.com.
Elizabeth Bishop's "A Miracle for Breakfast"
Elizabeth Bishop, (born Feb. 8, 1911,Worcester, Mass., U.S.—died Oct. 6, 1979,Boston, Mass.), American poet known for her polished, witty, descriptive verse. Her short stories and herpoetryfirst were published inThe New Yorkerand other magazines. -- Britannica.com