Week One of National Poetry Month 2019

Week One of National Poetry Month 2019

The first week of National Poetry Month is over. Let’s take a look back at the featured poems of this past week.

National Poetry Month is upon us! This year ASP has decided to celebrate by featuring several poems each week curated by different members of the ASP team. Now that the first week is over, let’s take a look back at the poets and poems we have featured thus far.


Linda Watanabe McFerrin selected four poems dear to her to feature on Monday, including the late W.S. Merwin’s Rain Light (pictured above).

She also picked Rebecca Foust’s The Fire is Falling;
Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Pity the Nation; and Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese.

Linda in Sweden

Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the author of the latest book in ASP’s Legacy Series, Navigating the Divide. It is due out October 1st, 2019.


Steve Waxman’s choice of John Asbery’s Farm Implements and Rutabegas in a Landscape was a welcome one, reminding us poetry doesn’t always have to be so serious. He also selected The Way it is Sometimes by Henry Taylor.

Steve Waxman is the long-time print consultant for ASP.


On Friday, poetic powerhouse and ASP Co-Founder, Rose Solari, chose to feature three unique poems meaningful to her. Featured above is Myth by fmr Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

She also chose, Anne Sexton’s moving poem All My Pretty Ones and Robert Duncan’s Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow

Rose Solari is the poet author of a novel A Secret Woman. She has also penned three poetry collections: The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather.