Marjorie Maddox – Local News from Someplace Else [3 Poems]

October 17, 2014 — Leave a comment


Marjorie Maddox

This is a new weekly feature where we highlight 3 poems from a recent collection of poetry.

If you struggle to read poetry, I recommend checking out this little essay I wrote on why poetry is important.

“Like a rich and carefully crafted dessert, one must savor a poem in order to enjoy it fully—its images, its context, its sounds. A good poem is hospitable, inviting us to sit for awhile and enter into a conversation. Poetry, however, does not come naturally for us in our times; it is a discipline to which we must commit ourselves.”

This week’s collection of  poems is the excellent and challenging:

Local News from Someplace Else

Marjorie Maddox

Paperback:  Wipf and Stock, 2013
Buy now:  [ Amazon

Poem #1: Local News from Someplace Else


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