By graceffay

“My One”: An Interview with Heather McHugh”

Heather McHugh is an American poet known for her rhetorical gestures and sharp puns.  She has published many poems and has a lot of experience in the field. She is also a professor at the University of Washington. One poetry collection, Hinge and Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (1994) was selected as a National Book Award Finalist…

Completely Subjective: Adrienne Rich’s “The Architect”

Published in 2001 in The Paris Review, Adrienne Rich’s “The Architect” is a poem I feel that I understand on a personal level. This poem uses creative language and relatable topics to connect with the reader. I first read this poem while trying to find something to pitch to my class. I felt that Rich’s work was…

The Great Poem Series: Billy Collins’ “Snow Day”

The poem “Snow Day” by Billy Collins appears in the 2001 volume of The Best American Poetry and was published by Random House in New York. This poem describes the wonderful feeling of waking up on a snow day and realizing that school is cancelled and you get to play outside: an experience that most…