Monday, December 14, 2009

My Poem in Your Local Paper

You and hopefully 4 million others can find a poem by me in your local newspaper sometime this week. It will also appear in other print and online publications according to their schedules. The poem is part of Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, which provides a new poem every week free of charge to any pub who wants to print it, along with Ted's introduction to the work.

If you'd just rather go see the poem online now, click here. It will also be archived on that site if you arrive after this week and don't see it on the main page.

The poem comes from my manuscript, Afterimage, which focuses on family photographs (get it?) from the last 130 years or so. Don't ask how many times it's placed in contests or received lovely comments from editors. Some day....

22 comments:

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
our friend Ben said...

Congratulations Benjamin!!!! "Seconds away from grace" is marvelous.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing this news and Congratulations!

azplantlady said...

Congratulations! I will be looking for it...

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Well done, Benjamin! Very nice indeed. Not likely to make it into papers up here, so I'm glad you provided a link.

Les said...

I have eaten at this same table. What a great piece and like Our Friend Ben, I love that last line.

Susan Tomlinson said...

I also love the line, "seconds away from grace." What a wonderful way of describing that temporal thing that is a snapshot.

I've eaten that turkey, too.

Many congratulations. I'll look for the poem in our local paper.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Thanks for stopping by and reading my wee little poem guys! Last lines are very important, and not to puff my own feathers, but I've always loved the way that one in this poem works. Just lucky on it, actually, no crafting, just used a dart board.

Kateri said...

Very vivid images. Love the poem.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Town Mouse said...

Great poem! It so captures the photo, I can almost see those faces.

Congratulations for the inclusion American Life in Poetry.

Gail said...

I really liked this poem benjamin...What a image you've created...better then a photo. Congrats on the publication. gail

Scott said...

I think it's great you write poetry and garden, terra logos ! Sorry I'm writing this comment on your latest post, but I don't know how far back people read comments. About your rabbit problems, I agree with wiring off your tree and shrub trunks so they don't become rabbit food. But mostly I want to encourage you to start (soon, this winter) propagating the many plants you have in your yard yourself. Go buy a little bit of rooting hormone (I like the liquid) and a 10 gallon aquarium. (Craigslist, free?) Then take some cuttings from your Black Chokeberry, your Viburnums, maybe some Prunus, or Serviceberry, or Clethra. (see Dirr for Tree and Shrub propagation, but also Wm. Cullina c/o The New England Wildflower Society) After dipping the cuttings in rooting hormone, stick them in 4" pots filled with moist sand and set them in the aquarium (as terrarium) in a warm (not direct sun) place for a month, then start checking weekly for roots. Pot up as soon as roots appear and transplant into soil when the warmth of Spring returns. And enjoy populating your yard without heavy expense !

Benjamin Vogt said...

All--I'm glad at least a few people have read the poem. Better than just me at home! Thanks for leaving a comment!!

Benjamin Vogt said...

Scott--I'd certainly do this if I were to stay here indefinitely. But even then, how do you protect these young shrubs / sticks once they're out in the garden? The rabbits will just go down the line and nip them at ground level. Right? I'll definitely propagate though when I get to a more permanent garden in 2-3 years!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I went and read your poem. It is a good one. I can just see the aunt getting people to cooperate for the photo.

Congratulations on getting it published.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Tahnks Sue! Make sure you blow up the poem and put it out on your front lawn. Or might I suggest a billboard? Help a guy out?

Anonymous said...

[u][b]Xrumer[/b][/u]

[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we from been using [url=http://www.xrumer-seo.com]Xrumer[/url] for a large immediately conditions and grasp how to harness the titanic power of Xrumer and build it into a Bills machine.

We also provide the cheapest prices on the market. Many competitors see fit expect 2x or consistent 3x and a end of the time 5x what we debt you. But we maintain in providing enormous help at a debilitated affordable rate. The large point of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper substitute to buying Xrumer. So we train to stifle that bit in recollection and provide you with the cheapest censure possible.

Not simply do we be suffering with the most successfully prices but our turnaround time for the treatment of your Xrumer posting is wonderful fast. We drive take your posting done ahead of you discern it.

We also produce you with a full log of successful posts on contrasting forums. So that you can get the idea seeking yourself the power of Xrumer and how we hold harnessed it to benefit your site.[/b]


[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can expect to apprehend thousands upon thousands of backlinks in behalf of your site. Myriad of the forums that your Place you will be posted on get high PageRank. Having your join on these sites can really mitigate found up some crown quality help links and really riding-boot your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating owing to the roof.

This is making your instal more and more popular. And with this increase in reputation as well as PageRank you can keep in view to lead your area absolutely rank high in those Search Engine Results.
Traffic

The amount of transportation that can be obtained nearby harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your situation to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may still be publishing your locale to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Visualize 1 post on a popular forum disposition inveterately cotton on to a leave 1000 or so views, with signify 100 of those people visiting your site. Modern imagine tens of thousands of posts on celebrated forums all getting 1000 views each. Your see trade will withdraw because of the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or exotic far your site. Assume how many sales or leads you can achieve with this colossal loads of targeted visitors. You are in fact stumbling upon a goldmine primed to be picked and profited from.

Keep in mind, Traffic is Money.
[/b]

TRAVERSE B RECOVER YOUR CHEAPLY BLAST TODAY:


http://www.xrumer-seo.com

Anonymous said...

[B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
Dismiss Laggin Downloads With NZB Downloads You Can Quickly Search Movies, Games, MP3 Singles, Applications and Download Them at Alarming Rates

[URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]NZB Search[/B][/URL]

Anonymous said...

Question there Our Dismal Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Unequalled [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's boutique [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Make up Mammoth Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Play a joke on a Dangerous Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] In carry of Your Nutriment ! We Recount away Pre-eminence marque [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Generic Viagra contains Sildenafil and it is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is the inability of the penis to become rigid, or stay firm long enough to complete the sexual act.Generic Viagra is used to increase blood flow to certain areas of the body, as a muscle relaxant and as a male impotence or erectile dysfunction treatment. Generic Propecia is a one-a-day, FDA-approved, treatment for male pattern hair loss at the crown or in the middle of the scalp (androgenetic alopecia). Generic Viagra is the world renowned medicine for erectile dysfunction and most men have forgotten they ever had a problem with erections after its use. Take it on empty stomach and it will work in 30 minutes. Erections can be achieved on stimulation.Generic Cialis is consumed orally and has quickly become one of the most prescribed medications. Generic Levitra has been clinically proven to improve erectile function, even in men who had other health factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes