By Matt T Meyjes

The Great Poem Series: Kim Addonizio’s “Verities”

First published in Poetry Magazine, Kim Addonizio’s “Verities” was selected for the 2006 edition of Best American Poetry. In “Verities”, Addonizio uses witty wordplay to alter the meaning of commonly used proverbs from inciting positive messages to negative ones. The word “verity” is defined as “the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or…

Completely Subjective: Mark Kraushaar’s “Tonight”

Published in the Winter 2004 edition of The Gettysburg Review, Mark Kraushaar’s “Tonight” was selected for the 2006 edition of Best American Poetry. Inspired by the work of Walt Whitman, Kraushaar tells a story of emotion and coping in his piece “Tonight”. When I first read through the poem, I was caught by the action…