A Dark Poem from Within the Depths (Ps 88) – Brent Strawn

Episode: A journey into the psalter’s darkest poem (Psalm 88) to explore tone and emotional state in poetry. This episode engages Linda Pastan’s poem “Why are Your Poems So Dark?” Special thanks to Linda Pastan for permission to use her poem, which was first published in Poetry Magazine in 2003, and in her collection A Queen of a Rainy Country, published by W. W. Norton.

Attribution: ©2006 by Linda Pastan. Used by permission of Linda Pastan in care of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. (permissions@jvnla.com)

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