Never miss a post
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries


« Hump Day | Main | Dark, with Sugar [Jennifer Michael Hecht] »

March 25, 2009


Amy - thank you for this. Moving and important. And your daughter is beautiful!


thanks for such a thoughtful, thought-provoking post, amy. the poems about stella in your book are breathtaking. you are at the top of your chops.

This a moving and amazing post! I was recently at a reading and one of the grad students teaching comp said a freshman's essay began, "Being politically correct is retarded." There are so many things hilariously wrong with that sentence. I was hoping (against my better judgement, of course) that the comp student was trying to be ironic and sly, but the grad student assured me her freshman was completely oblivious. Amy's post is exactly the kind of post I would use if teaching comp. In fact, I'm going to send this link to all of my poetry students. Amy's implication of herself in using the word and those cringing painful moments are honestly brilliant.

Ditto all of the above. Thank you.

Hi, Amy; a very thoughtful post; thanks for it.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Best American Poetry Web ad3
click image to order your copy
"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly


I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

Click image to order


A creative communications, branding, and resources consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan


Reach a Wide International Audience

Advertise on the Best American Poetry Blog


  • StatCounter