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October 12, 2017

Staring into the Sun

Jennifer Grotz

About This Poem


“A recent ambition of mine has been to use poems as a means to look at things that are very hard—sometimes excruciating—to see. This poem links that ambition to another use of poems as well: to be able to address someone now gone.”
—Jennifer Grotz


Jennifer Grotz is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Window Left Open (Graywolf Press, 2016). She teaches at the University of Rochester and is the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.


Poetry by Grotz


Window Left Open

(Graywolf Press, 2016)

"Insomnolence" by Charles Rafferty


"The Embrace" by Mark Doty


"Breaking Across Us Now" by Katie Ford




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