Friday, May 20, 2011

I get a poem of the week from Knox's English department. One of the poems this week (there were bonus poems) was by Mary Jo Bang. What an excellent name. It's like Mary Jo, plain and boring and from the country, wearing overalls in a non-ironic fashion, but BANG suddenly she's a poet. Here is the poem from Poem of the Week. I quite like it.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I went to her Caxton reading. She doesn't look like a Mary Jo Bang at all. I like her poetry, but I think it's the kind of poetry that needs to be read slowly, maybe pored over a little, so it was tough, listening to a dozen of her poems right in a row.