In My Unknowing: Poems

In My Unknowing: Poems

by Chard deNiord

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Overview

In his new poetry collection, Chard deNiord explores the paradoxical nature of unknowing.

I WEPT WITH JOY ABOVE THE RIVER

I wept with joy above the river.
I wept with sorrow above the river.
My tears were clear, both sweet and bitter.
One leaf cried out to another,
“Empty me today of all my color.
Fill me tomorrow with a shot of sugar.”
This was the still ritual for my feet:
To stand on the earth that took of earth earth with ill and sing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822966159
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Chard deNiord is cofounder of the New England College MFA program in poetry. He is the author of the poetry collections Asleep in the FireSharp Golden ThornNight MowingThe Double Truth, and Interstate. His book Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs is a collection of interviews with American poets. His second collection of interviews with poets is I Would Lie to You if I Could: Interviews with Ten American Poets.

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