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911 Poetry

September 11th

Kevin Powell | Posted 11.11.2012 | New York
Kevin Powell

Might it be, as my mother said to me on this ugly, sinful day,/ That the world is on its last go-round?/ Hijacked wild birds strip the sky of its innocent morning breath/Steel towers crumple like playing cards on an uneven metal table...

Poetry And Prayer On The 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Psalms are poems -- and indeed they are exquisite -- but I'm sorry the President wasn't able to keep God out of it. The names of the 3,000 dead would have been sermon and poem enough.

9/11 Anniversary Poetry: A Look At What The Politicians Read

The New York Observer | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York

One of the things Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted on for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was no speeches, at least not from the elected officials who wo...

A Poetic Meditation On Sept. 11

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

On that morning, still stunned and having dismissed my also stunned American literature class at University of Missouri, I made my way to a familiar coffee house and set to work on the following poem.

The Poetry Of 9/11 And Its Aftermath

Posted 11.09.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: Beyond Grief and Grievance The poetry of 9/11 and its aftermath BY PHILIP METRES It was my second week as a newly-minte...