Author Archives: Candace Parrott

Lee Ann Roripaugh: Pearls

Roripaugh’s “Pearls”, I thought, was extremely political and beautiful, too. I thought the poem was extremely real and even raw in some areas where she (confesses, perhaps?) that she thinks her mother is going to “buy a ticket, go back … Continue reading

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Stephen Dunn: John&Mary

While reading Stephen Dunn’s work in¬†Contemporary American Poetry,¬†I really was drawn to his poems “Tenderness” and “John&Mary”. Both of the poems struck me for different reasons, but I enjoyed Dunn’s versatility in being very serious and concerned with important matters … Continue reading

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