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Sept. 30, 2019

Letter to Noah’s Wife

Maya C. Popa
"Letter to Noah's Wife"

About This Poem


“I have been trying to work on poems about the environment that draw from and create tension with inherited narratives. I grew fascinated by Noah’s wife, a woman unnamed in the Bible, and her role during the flood. I chose to write to her as a way to think about my own role and potential inaction in the current crisis.”
Maya C. Popa


Maya C. Popa is the author of American Faith, forthcoming from Sarabande Books in November 2019. She is the Poetry Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly, and an English teacher and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City, where she lives.


Poetry by Popa


American Faith

(Sarabande Books, 2019)

from "Apocalipsixtlán" [5. Signs of the End of the World] by Rigoberto González


“Ice Would Suffice” by Risa Denenberg


“The Conditional” by Ada Limón


September Guest Editor: Eduardo C. Corral


Thanks to Eduardo C. Corral, author of Guillotine, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2020, who curated Poem-a-Day for this month’s weekdays. Read a Q&A with Corral about his curatorial approach this month and find out more about our guest editors for the year.

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