“Biology all makes sense if you live long enough.”
By Anna Daniels
Bill Moyers has long been a champion of poetry. Last year he ran a memorable poetry series on Moyers and Company. It was so memorable that a number of readers sent me the link as a source for poems this month. Kyle Dargan is a young professor of writing and literature at American University. He has three award winning books of poetry under his belt and he has a beautiful reading voice. On Moyers and Company he read Note to the Addict that Robbed Us on a Landscaping Job. It’s a terrific poem.
I chose Dargan’s poem Quagmire because it echoes some of the lyricism found in Pablo Neruda’s poem Enigmas. The direction and resolution of Quagmire are quite different however.