Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 29, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Spaghetti and Pancakes

What food are you loyal to? A strange question, yes. One posed by a poet. Award-winning poet Gerald Stern writes an ode to spaghetti in today’s selection from “Poems in Your Pocket”… Spaghetti by Gerald Stern Not infrequently destroyed as bits of paper of no value by the women in my family, namely Ida, Libby, and the maid Thelma, my drawings were gone by the tine I was eleven and …

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December 28, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Small Treasures

Small treasures enchant us. They can tickle the fancy; delight the eyes; inspire awe, even. Most admirably, they can be tucked away. My sister’s Christmas gifts reminded me. My gift to you this week is an assortment of small wonders – one each day – from the “Poem in Your Pocket” collection, introduced by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan… You Cannot Put a Fire …

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