Knopf's Poem-a-Day Begins

This year, Knopf’s Poem-a-Day celebration is dedicated to the memory of John Updike (1932-2009), who remained loyal to the art of poetry throughout his career as a brilliant and popular practitioner of the short story and the novel, and as perhaps the most generous and eminent literary critic of our time. And quite fittingly, a poem by Updike — “Half Moon, Small Cloud” — kicks off this year’s Poem-a-Day.

Be sure to sign up for the Poetry Newsletter, and each day during the month of April you’ll receive a new poem right in your inbox. You can also subscribe to the Poem-a-Day RSS feed.

Look for poetry activity on the Knopf Twitter, and enter for your chance to win a copy of Updike’s collection Endpoint by participating in the Poem-a-Day Sweepstakes.

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