Tuesday, October 23, 2012

News at Eleven: Persevere. Mr. [Kevin] Young reprints the entirety

of Howard Nemerov's "Bacon & Eggs": "The chicken contributes,/But the pig gives his all." He gives us Thomas Lux's delirious poem about his childhood refrigerator in 1957, with maraschino cherries as "fiery globes, like strippers/at a church social."

There's Billy Collins, feeling sorry for the fish he is about to consume, "yanked from the sea and now lying dead/next to some boiled potatoes in Pittsburgh." And there is Honorée Jeffers, winsome on barbecue:

from The New York Times: Looking in the Fridge and Finding Some Poetry


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