Poetry roundup

July 12th, 2012

I’ve missed a roundup, and the web is full of good things. Here’s just a start.

In honor of Pablo Neruda’s birthday, here is “The Song of Despair.”

I can’t think about Neruda without eventually thinking about Lorca, so here’s “The Old Lizard.”

And since I’m hitting the literary heavy-weights this week, here’s a poem inspired by Proust: “Dear Friend: I have nearly died three times since morning” by Alex Dimitrov. As a bonus, you can also hear Alex Dimitrov read his poem.

Enjoy, and tell me what you’re reading this week.