(poetry diary 60) I’ve been keeping this diary for the past 60 days to find out whether I can make poetry relevant to my life each day. Some days it’s easier than others. This weekend my fabulous sister-in-law made a wolf cake for my son, who loves wolves. So of course (as the cake makes this one of the easy days) I have to post Adrian Blevins’ “How to Cook a Wolf.”
It’s not a poem for my 5 year old right now, but maybe my sister-in-law will like it. George Szirtes’ “The Wolf Reader,” which is partly about the pleasures of reading books w/wolves, is definitely one I’ll talk about with my child this week, though, as we read one of our many wolf-centered books.