Reginald Shepherd's on Poetry Daily today
A friend of mine, yes, but I knew of his poetry before that, which is how we ended up meeting. Which brings to mind the topic of poets who are friends. Most every friend of mine who is a poet (except people I've met through school, I suppose), I first knew of through her or his poetry.
Seems there should be more of a comment I could make about that. Something about poet friends being different than other kinds of friends. But what are other kinds of friends like? I'm friendly with the guy across the street, Mark. But he plays the guitar, and we talk about music quite a lot. Does that make him a music friend, then, or does it just mean that we're friends with people with whom we share interests, and with whom we find it fun to talk? Well, obviously.
Well, nevermind, then, I guess there really isn't more of a comment to make. Oh well. Reginald's book is excellent. If you haven't gotten a copy yet, go to Poetry Daily and check out this poem, then go to Amazon.com and buy it. Amazon.com always has great deals. My book's something like $10.17 or something . . .
Eve's Awakeningby Reginald Shepherd
• from Fata Morgana
• University of Pittsburgh Press
Reginald ShepherdReginald Shepherd is the author of four books of poetry: Otherhood, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Wrong; Angel, Interrupted; and Some Are Drowning, winner of the Associated Writing Programs' Award.
Fata Morgana"Fata Morgana is a stunning collection by one of our most fiercely intelligent lyricists of myth and imagination.”—Bruce Beasley