August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015
 

Dream of Heaven

 
Chard deNiord

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“This poem was inspired by a friend who writes every day without any overriding ambition to publish his superb stories. He occasionally checks in to cheap motels by the ocean just to write. His love of writing for the sake of writing reminded me of John Berryman’s advice to the young W. S. Merwin when he was a student at Princeton—advice that Merwin recounts in his poem ‘Berryman’: “I had hardly begun to read / I asked how can you ever be sure / that what you write is really / any good at all and he said you can’t // you can’t you can never be sure / you die without knowing / whether anything you wrote was any good / if you have to be sure don’t write.” I found these lines disturbing at first, then strangely consoling, almost in the religious sense. But how to write about writing as its own ultimate reward and capture its never-ending process at the same time? In the conceit of a dream, I thought. I almost called this poem ‘Motel Seven.’”
Chard deNiord

 

Chard deNiord is the author of Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). He teaches at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and is the Vermont Poet Laureate.

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Poetry by deNiord

 

Interstate

(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015)

"What He Thought" by Heather McHugh

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"Render, Render" by Thomas Lux

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"Obscurity and Voyaging" by C. D. Wright

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Poem-a-Day

 

Launched during National Poetry Month in 2006, Poem-a-Day features new and previously unpublished poems by contemporary poets on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.

 
 


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August 27, 2015
 

Dream of Heaven

 
Chard deNiord

About This Poem

 

“This poem was inspired by a friend who writes every day without any overriding ambition to publish his superb stories. He occasionally checks in to cheap motels by the ocean just to write. His love of writing for the sake of writing reminded me of John Berryman’s advice to the young W. S. Merwin when he was a student at Princeton—advice that Merwin recounts in his poem ‘Berryman’: “I had hardly begun to read / I asked how can you ever be sure / that what you write is really / any good at all and he said you can’t // you can’t you can never be sure / you die without knowing / whether anything you wrote was any good / if you have to be sure don’t write.” I found these lines disturbing at first, then strangely consoling, almost in the religious sense. But how to write about writing as its own ultimate reward and capture its never-ending process at the same time? In the conceit of a dream, I thought. I almost called this poem ‘Motel Seven.’”
Chard deNiord

 

Chard deNiord is the author of Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). He teaches at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and is the Vermont Poet Laureate.

more-at-poets

Poetry by deNiord

 

Interstate

(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015)

"What He Thought" by Heather McHugh

read-more

"Render, Render" by Thomas Lux

read-more

"Obscurity and Voyaging" by C. D. Wright

read-more

Poem-a-Day

 

Launched during National Poetry Month in 2006, Poem-a-Day features new and previously unpublished poems by contemporary poets on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.

 
 


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