indexFound this 2014, “A Selection of the Shortlist” recently … what luck!  Published annually, the Griffin Poetry Prize anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the Award.

PUBLISHER:  House of Anansi
ISBN: 978-1-77089-449-5

Royalties from The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression, and to offer endangered languages the opportunities to be heard in their communities. – See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/awards-and-poets/shortlists/2014-shortlist/#anthology
Royalties from The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression, and to offer endangered languages the opportunities to be heard in their communities. – See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/awards-and-poets/shortlists/2014-shortlist/#anthology

Today’s random pick took me to Page 33, a poem by Carl Phillips from his book, Silverchest

JUST THE WIND FOR A SOUND, SOFTLY

There’s a weed whose name I’ve meant all summer
to find out: in the heat of the day, dangling pods hardly
worth the noticing; in the night, blue flowers … It’s as if
a side of me that he’d forgotten had forced into the light,
briefly, a side of him that I’d never seen before, and now
I’ve seen it.  It is hard to see anyone who has become
like your own body to you. And now I can’t forget.

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