At the Academy of American Poets web site is a feature called "Life/Lines," a selection of passages most meaningful to a reader. The editor selected my choice of lines from Sylvia Plath's "Poppies in October." Click on the Life/Lines logo to see what I wrote: scroll to April 25, and you'll find it.

My favorite selections were chosen by Nick Carbo, Dean Young, Chase Twichell, Mary Jo Bang, and Kathleen Sullivan. Anyway, it's a fun and generous feature for National Poetry Month. Oh, and for the record, I do teach at a nondescript state university, but I do have some lovely colleagues and lovely students who keep me honest.