Liz’s Weekly Poetry Series: Anticipating April

by lizard

April is a month for poetry. This coming Monday is April 1st. Last April I compiled a long list of links to all the poetry posts I had written up to that point. That number was 65. In the year since that compilation, I’ve add 44 more links.

Before that long list of links, a poem about March, because the cruelest month is still a few more days away. This poem is from Jim Harrison’s most recent collection, Songs of Unreason (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). Enjoy!



Some days in March are dark
and some altogether too glittery
and loud with birds. There is recent news
of ancient cosmic events that have lost
significance. I recognize the current
moon from Granada several years
ago, a big Spanish moon though here
it hangs over Mexico, shining on blood
and the music wandering lost in the air.
At the ranch starving cattle
bawl loudly in the drought.

—Jim Harrison

For 109 poetry links, click here–>

Douglas Ernst And Liberal Arts

Daniel Berrigan, Renegade Jesuit

Letters To Wendy’s, Tweets From @robdelaney


Field Nigga Boogie

Mark Levine

Brenda Hillman!

Football + Physics = Fysics

#FiascoGate And A Drone Poem By Michael Robbins

From Wright To Write

Adios 2012

Matthew Rohrer

Mark Gibbons New Book!

Lars Iyer And Weldon Kees

Life In Prison For A Poem

The Destruction Of The Jaguar

Pillars Of Cloud

The Dangers Of Nonfiction


James Welch 600

Kids Love Poetry!!!


Wake The Fuck Up!

James Wright

9/11, Arab Fall, And A Poem For Asmaa Mahfouz


Kim Addonizio, From 9/11 To M.F.A.


War On Drugs, Caravan For Peace

Alden Van Buskirk


Raymond Carver


Patricia Goedicke

The Occult

Damn Environmentalists!

Carrying The Darkness

Wave Books


A Poem About Parenting

Twofold Consciousness

Laci Peterson Responds

Fucking Nigger

An April Feast Of Poetry


Adrienne Rich, RIP

Spring and All



More Cate Marvin


Man Up!

Minnie Bruce Pratt

True Love

Judy Blunt

A Poem for Newt

Poetry as Stress Reliever

Frank Marshall Davis


John Yoo Vs. Leonard Cohen

Spoken Word


The Politics of Poop and Transients

Hitchens, Iraq, and a Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz

A Tribute

Doing My Part to Save Capitalism


A Consumer’s Confession

A Montana Trip

Song Writers VS Poets

Ted and Sylvia

The Readership

Coming Unglued

Occupy Language

Roque Dalton


Dream a Little Dream…

Dan Beachy-Quick

Poetry and 9/11, pt. 2

Poetry and 9/11

The Alphabet VS The Goddess


Beatnik 2.0


Montana’s New Poet Laureate



Of Poets and Bloggers Alike

One Night Under a Big Moon…

Another Word for Weird

Atomic Ghost


A Humpday Warblues Shot of Poetry…



Capitalism, Poetry, and War

Dealing With Pricks

From Hip Hop to Palestine

Liz’s Weekend Poetry Series

Year of the Rabbit

Why Doesn’t It Matter?

Donald Justice and Patrick Todd

Ed Lahey

Michael Earl Craig

m.l. smoker

Diane DiPrima

Joe Bolton

Robinson Jeffers

Can Poetry Matter?

Poetry and Politics

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