- One Man Boat, by George Hitchcock, with a Foreword by Philip Levine and Introduction by Robert McDowell
- From the Rococo Eye, by George Hitchcock
- Good Poems for Hard Times, an anthology of poetry “selected and introduced by” Garrison Keillor.
Included in Keillor’s collection is Ode to American English, by Barbara Hamby (follow the link to the complete poem), which begins with:
“I was missing English one day, American, really,
with its pill-popping Hungarian goulash of everything
from Anglo-Saxon to Zulu, because British English
is not the same, if the paperback dictionary
I bought at Brentano’s on the Avenue de l’Opéra
is any indication, too cultured by half…”
The second half of this week’s Poetry Show featured selections from the second of a four-CD collection of poets reading their own work, titled In Their Own Voices: a Century of Recorded Poetry, edited/produced by Rebeka Presson Mosby, who also edited the Poetry Speaks series and the Grammy-nominated Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006).