Saturday, January 17, 2009

Poet W. D. Snodgrass, January 5, 1926 - January 13, 2009

It's good to know that the world of readers paid careful attention to this poet: W. D. Snodgrass seized the imaginations and pressed fresh rhythms into the blood with his first collection, HEART'S NEEDLE, in 1960. And his most recent work NOT FOR SPECIALISTS received a 2007 nomination for a National Book Award, for which it was a finalist. See the overview of his work at the Poetry Foundation web site. For a heartfelt obituary by Bob Hoover, click here.

This month of snow and short days is costing us dearly.

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