Lest they get lost in the increasingly abundant comment stream flowing from my previous post, let me bring to the top the four close readings of individual poems Andrew Shields mentioned in that stream. They deal with poems by Rae Armantrout, Adrienne Rich, Kit Robinson, and John Agard. These are four different as different can be poets, and Andrew’s readings are fine indeed. And while you’re at it, check out one of Andrew’s own poems here.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs two programs: Arts & Culture and Global Affairs.