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#poetry month

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Every April, millions of readers, teachers, librarians and, of course, poets celebrate the art of poetry during National Poetry Month.  Each Friday this month, we are featuring someone from the Eastern Michigan University community sharing a poem on WEMU.

This week, we hear from Randal Baier, media and fine arts faculty librarian at EMU, reading "Let's Eat Stars" by Nanao Sakaki.

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Every April, millions of readers, teachers, librarians, and, of course, poets celebrate the art of poetry during National Poetry Month.  Each Friday this month, we will feature someone from the Eastern Michigan University community sharing a poem on WEMU.

This week, we will hear from recent EMU graduate and poet Caroline Wright, reading an original piece she calls "Living in the Tropics."


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Every April, millions of readers, teachers, librarians, and, of course, poets celebrate the art of poetry during National Poetry Month.  Each Friday this month, we will feature someone from the Eastern Michigan University community sharing a poem on WEMU.

This week, we will hear from Dr. John Staunton, professor of American literature and coordinator of English education at EMU, reading “Sonnet” by Billy Collins.


Lisa Barry

Every April, millions of readers, teachers, librarians, and, of course, poets celebrate the art of poetry during National Poetry Month.  Each Friday this month, we will feature someone from the Eastern Michigan University community sharing a poem on WEMU.

We begin with Dr. Joseph Csicsila, head of the English Department at Eastern, reading "These Are The Days When Birds Come Back" by Emily Dickinson.