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April 02, 2023


I know those some people who say very well. This poem’s diction is fearless. Brava!

Read this right after live-streaming palm
Sunday mass. Amazing juxtaposition. Wow.

"Some people say

the sun is washing her face. Some

people say in Hell, they’re having a fair."
Stunning close to a brilliant poem!
Thanks for sharing!

this is now one of my all-time favorite poems

The fact of global misogyny requires poets courageous enough to shed the light of their brilliance -- as poets -- on the abuse of girls and women. I thank Natalie Shapiro for this brilliant poem, and Terence Winch for publishing it as curator of "pick of the week."

Some say Natalie Shapero has captured the devil in our time, in her unique and brilliant way.

Thanks for that comment, Joan.

There's no end to saying an old problem in a sparkling new way. Thanks to Natalie.

I love this poem's cumulative power, how it just keeps rolling urgently along with ever longer sentences, songfully. And what a fabulous surprise appearance of the sun as the poem closes, and then that last just as quick and pleasing turn to the devil's hell.

Terrific poem about misogynist doublespeak! Natalie is powerful talent!!

From what I've seen of her work, Natalie Shapero is a force to be reckoned with.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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