National Poetry Month 20

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National Poetry Month 20

  1. 1. Transit of Venus Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon 20 April 09 http://www.gardenwiseonline.ca/files/articles/rhubarb_1_0.jpg
  2. 2. Transit of Venus The actors mill about the party saying rhubarb because other words do not sound like conversation. In the kitchen, always, one who's just discovered beauty, his mouth full of whiskey and strawberries. He practices the texture of her hair with his tongue; in her, five billion electrons pop their atoms. Rhubarb in electromagnetic loops, rhubarb, rhubarb, the din increases. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20668
  3. 3. Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon's first collection of poems, Black Swan (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002), won the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in African American Review, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Rattapallax, Shenandoah, the Women’s Review of Books, and other journals, as well as in anthologies Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Role Call, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and Common Wealth. Currently at work on a second collection of poems, Open Interval, she is an assistant professor of English at Cornell University. http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/lyrae_van_cliefstefanon/index.shtml
  4. 4. National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media — to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.
  5. 5. Thank You Presentation by Neelima http://www.slideshare.net/Neelima.A

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