October 14, 2008KR BlogUncategorized

Speaking of markets plunging and skies falling,

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Speaking of markets plunging and skies falling, my friends at the Academy of American Poets have selected some poems to buoy us:

O Little Root of a Dream
by Paul Celan
translated by Heather McHugh and Nikolai Popov

In a Country
by Larry Levis

blessing the boats
by Lucille Clifton

Poet’s Work
by Lorine Niedecker

And more poems from their list, here.

Poems you would add to this list? Other lists? Comments open.

[Walker Evans, “‘Gas A’ Scrawled on Torn Posters, Vicinity Truro, MA,” 1929-31. Courtesy of the Walker Evans Archive, 1994]