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Poems

Publisher: Knopf
A “delightful” (Poetry), celebratory volume of late-life poems from the award-winning octogenarian Marie Ponsot.

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THIS BRIDGE, LIKE POETRY, IS VERTIGO


In a time of dearth bring forth number, weight, & measure.
—WILLIAM BLAKE


Describing the wind that drives it, cloud

rides between earth and space. Cloud

shields earth from sun-scorch. Cloud

bursts to cure earth’s...
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PRAISE FOR

“Few poets are as infectiously joyful to read as Marie Ponsot . . . a woman whose cliché- bashing wit and experience only seem to make her fresh, almost childlike wonderment in the world around her . . . that much more arresting.”

Vogue