This week, Teresa Cader reads the powerful title poem from her collection History of Hurricanes (TriQuarterly Books; 2009).
Her array of metrical forms is impressive too, but she deploys them flexibly so that some seemingly free poems are really measured, with varied line lengths. This powerful, autumnal book ends elegantly: the title poem makes Hadas’s personal story universal through the archetypes of season, sunlight and a curving road, where the speaker sees her son coming the opposite way and grasps how “the living pass the dead.”
Happy National Poetry Month, and welcome to the inaugural Northwestern University Press Poetry Podcast! Our first poet is Jehanne Dubrow , who reads “Chernobyl Year” and “Fancy” from her new collection Red Army Red. Please also check out her previous collection, Stateside. Both books are published under the TriQuarterly Books imprint. We have more recorded poetry in the hopper, so we hope to periodically post new episodes, throughout the year.