Two UNH poetry professors speak their words and let their words speak.
Mekeel McBride and David Rivard teach poetry in the undergraduate and graduate writing programs at UNH. They've each offered a poem here as well as audio recordings of themselves reading.
Every time I went out in the rowboat
a part of the motion that kept the boat moving.
Sometimes one of your poems
two empty pages: a seabird resting
and I could see all the way to the bottom:
And though nothing can dislodge my worry
still, I could feel how the sky, the water,
a map, a path for music to follow, a lazy nap
Professor McBride's most recent book of poetry is Dog Star Delicatessen: New and Selected Poems 1979–2006 (Carnegie Mellon University Press).
I love you
"Forehead" first appeared in The American Poetry Review, 37:4, and is included in Professor Rivard's latest book of poetry, Otherwise, Elsewhere (Graywolf Press).
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