Monthly Archives: April 2021


Friday Reads: Poet Memoirs


“What starves pain, what forces it to release its grip, is speech, the voice upon which rides the story, this is what happened; this is what I have refused to let claim me.” – Tracy K. Smith


For this, the last day of National Poetry Month, we’d like to draw your attention to some of the best memoirs by acclaimed poets (including Pulitzer winners, Poet Laureates, even a Nobel Prize winner). Their love of language along with the ability to be raw, funny, insightful, profound, vulnerable and revelatory make reading each of these books a remarkable experience: Continue reading