Knopf Poem-a-Day 2016


Every April, Knopf celebrates National Poetry Month by sending a poem every day throughout the month. To sign up for Poem-a-Day, click Newsletters on the left sidebar, add your email address and select Knopf Poetry, then click the gray arrow. If you’re on a mobile device, sign up below:

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And to whet your appetite for Poem-a-Day, a poem by Franz Wright:

Clearlake Oaks (II) 

The hawk rises
into the sun;
the lizard goes testing the dust
with its tongue—

hour, above
the windless
blond and shadow of the hill.

And I am
here to say this,

my mysterious
privilege and joy.