Poetry Favorites: Meg Eden

Straight Forward

Who is your favorite living poet?

This seems to always be changing for me. Right now I’m on a Les Murray kick, but also love Li-Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Ocean Vuong.

Who is your favorite dead poet?

Seamus Heaney? Elizabeth Bishop? These kinds of questions are always so hard!

What is your favorite poem of all time?

Joy Harjo’s “This Morning I Pray for my Enemies.” I have this on my bathroom door so I hope that each morning I wake up, I too can pray for my enemies.

Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind?

I’m reading Les Murray’s newest collected poems series, and since I recently came back from Australia, that’s on my mind. Also Tarfia Faizullah’s Seam, which is a book I’m in the process of reviewing.

Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember.

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