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A Village Life

A Village Life

I love narrative poetry and Loise Gluck, so when I found out that one of her collections was composed entirely of narrative poems I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Although I loved the simplicity of her writing, I felt like some of it was a little too straight forward for my taste. Regardless, Gluck created a beautiful rhythm that connected one poem to the next, and it was definitely worth the time I spent reading it.



If you’ve ever been to a workshop, you’ll appreciate the humor in this poem. It’s especially entertaining to hear Billy Collins read it (he actually starts the poem at 1:18).  If you want to read along while you listen you can find the full text here. Enjoy, I know I did.

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