Today's poem is "A Good Sky"
from The World Shouldering I

Salmon Poetry

James Ragan is an award-winning poet and playwright. Translated into 12 languages, he has authored 8 books of poetry including In the Talking Hours, Womb-Weary, The Hunger Wall, Lusions, Selected Poetry, Too Long a Solitude, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s Collected Poems (co-editor). He has read for six heads of state and at the United Nations and for audiences in China, Japan, England, France, Spain, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. In 1985, he was one of three Americans, including Bob Dylan and Robert Bly, invited to perform at the First International Poetry Festival in Moscow. Honors include three Fulbright Professorships, two Honorary Doctorates, the Emerson Poetry Prize, 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, a PSA Citation, and the Swan Foundation Humanitarian Award. Ragan’s plays have been staged in the U.S, Russia, Greece, and China. For 25 years he directed the Graduate Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. In 1996 BUZZ Magazine named Ragan one of the “100 Coolest People in Los Angeles: Those Who Make a Difference.”

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Other poems on the web by James Ragan:
Two poems
"Richmond Hill"
Two poems

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