Poetry Favorites: Jeannine Hall Gailey

Straight Forward

Who is your favorite living poet?

Tough one! Can it be a tie between Matthea Harvey/Dana Levin/Denise Duhamel/Dorianne Laux/Louise Gluck/Margaret Atwood? (Um, that’s a lot of ties, I know!)

Who is your favorite dead poet?

Probably Lucille Clifton, closely followed by Louis Simpson.

What is your favorite poem of all time?

“My Father in the Night Commanding No” by Louis Simpson. It’s brilliant. I memorized it when I was eleven.

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

So many good ones out there right now! The Cardiologist’s Daughter by Natasha K. Moni, and I loved the mermaid poems from Matthea Harvey’s If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?

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

Some of my favorite memories revolve around unexpected poetry readings. A few years ago…

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