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American Life In Poetry


January 16, 2020

American Life In Poetry

Poets Tom Montag and David Graham have just published a fine anthology, Local News: Poetry About Small Towns, from MWPH Books, P.O. Box 8, in Fairwater, Wisconsin. Here's one of the many poems I've enjoyed, by Peggy Trojan, who lives in Wisconsin. Ms. Trojan published her first poem in 2010 at the age of seventy-seven. All That Matters: Collected poems 2010-2018, is her fifth book.

Noon Hour

Unless hot lunch at school

was serving something special

like corn chowder

and baking powder biscuits

or creamed chipped beef

potatoes and brownies

I went home

to what my

mother made

like most town...

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