When I'm reading a really good book of poetry, I often like to use something from the book as my Poem of the Week. So that's what I'm doing today. I bought and started Nathaniel Perry's Nine Acres after witnessing him do a great reading on campus. Also, not to brag or anything, but I got to have dinner with him and some fellow MFAers, where I found out that he was a former student of my beloved Maurice Manning. Any of you Manning followers out there will definitely be able to see his influence on Perry's work. Enjoy, and look for a full review of the book later this week in my monthly Poetry Wrap-Up.
Remaking a Neglected Orchard, by Nathaniel Perry