Tuesday, June 26, 2012

News at Eleven: It's the arc of life in one place that fuels

[Jesse] Graves' observations, and he is struck with the irony of renewal that occurs at an ending place when his family gathers for a reunion at a cemetery in "Johnson's Ground."

"Each year we arrive, like any family, to admire new babies/And find out who has changed jobs or gotten married,/I come to see who's left to sit in the shaded chairs/Where my grandmother sat with her oldest sister Minnie/For the last time, neither of them able to name the other,/But both staring as if into a clouded mirror."

from The Advocate: Dark subjects inspire impressive poems in two collections


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