blush of dawn Jade Nicole Beals

New Poet: Mimi Khalvati, A Poem Whose Sound Informs Its Meaning

I set the paintbrushes down, letting the new paint on the canvas settle, so thrilling to paint again after eight years of not… and then to let the language of colors and shape make way into the language of poetry.

I discovered this new poet and I’ve read a poem I’ve enjoyed of hers aloud. I am excited to have found another living poet and that her birthday is coming this month, just around the birthday of the previous poet, Louise Gluck I’d first read recently (and nice to see Louise lives nearby in Cambridge.)

And so a poem unfolds…and all you do is listen 🙂

Afterwardness by Mimi Khalvati

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