Public Poetry Announcement

During tough times in your life, it’s helpful to keep a little bit of silliness around to cheer you up. This week’s Public Poetry Announcement is a good option for that.

MSU Center for Poetry Director Anita Skeen reads “Frivolous” by Irene McKinney.

Our Public Poetry Announcements are produced in partnership with the MSU Center for Poetry.

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Today's Public Poetry Announcement is inspired by the arrival of autumn.


U.C. Davis Humanities Building photo
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Today's Public Poetry Announcement is "The Humanities Building" by Karl Shapiro.


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We all respond to poetry in our own way. Some people like to pick poems apart to find their meaning, and others simply want to experience them. Current State's Public Poetry Announcement this week is a look at those different approaches to poems.

Here is MSU Center for Poetry Director Anita Skeen reading “Introduction to Poetry,” by Billy Collins.


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Yesterday marked the unofficial last day of summer. As we head into fall, farmers markets will soon be switching out their berries and peaches for apples and pumpkins. Our Public Poetry Announcement this week is an ode to those last sweet peaches of summer.

MSU Center for Poetry Director Anita Skeen reads “The Exodus of Peaches” by Nancy Willard.


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