If I Were Tickled by the Rub of Love
Teaching Philosophy to Kids in the New York Times.
Character And Voice: Picks For National Poetry Month
I've discovered over my years of reading poems that voice is incredibly important to me. Whether it's the voice of an omniscient narrator or a narrator who's telling the story in the first person, I need to be captivated by the tone and language in order to get into the work and keep reading.
When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay.
Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
Thanks Kathleen for getting me addicted to NPR First Listens.
This voice reminds me of Michelle Shocked if that means anything to you.