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National Poetry Month 4

  1. 1. Elegy for Sol LeWitt by  Ann Lauterbach 4 April 09
  2. 2. Elegy for Sol LeWitt The weather map today is pale. The lines on the map are like the casts of fishing lines looping and curved briefly across air. The sky now, also, toward evening, is pale. On Sunday, in Beacon, there were lines drawn on walls and also lines drawn across the canvases of the last paintings of Agnes Martin. One of them has two pale squares on a blackened field. The lines on your walls follows directions Continued …..
  3. 3. Elegy for Sol LeWitt as if as if there were a kind of logic charged with motion at the end of winter: the pale blue northern cold almost merged with the pale green at Hartford, and then the blank newsprint of the sea.
  4. 4. Ann Lauterbach Ann Lauterbach was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she attended Columbia University on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. She moved to London before completing her M.A. in English Literature. Lauterbach is the author of several poetry collections, including O r to B egin Again (Penguin, 2009), which takes its name from a sixteen-poem elegy, and is inspired by both Lewis Carroll's Alice and T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland. She is also the author of Hum (2005), If in Time: S elected P oems 1975-2000 (2001), O n a S tair (1997), And for E xample (1994), C lamor (1991), Before R ecollection (1987), and Many Times, but Then (1979), as well as a book of essays, The Night S ky: Writings on the P oetics of E xperience.
  5. 5. 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.
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