Sunday, November 18, 2007

W.S. Di Piero

Mr. Di Piero was born in 1945 and grew up in Philadelphia. Luckily for us all, the Poetry Foundation has great information on him and poems to look at by using the link below. I had picked up the book Skirts and Slacks by W.S. Di Piero at the library and this link talks about this book. Don’t you love it when the hard work has already been done for you? Mr. Di Piero’s poems talk about every day happenings and of life and death. The language is easy to read and full of imagery you wouldn’t normally think of. For example, in his poem “Psychopomp” there’s these two lines:

Consciousness taffied by drugs
Into and out of the dull light

I love those two lines because if you have ever seen a taffy pull then it is a very intriguing image to think of “consciousness” being taffied. These kinds of lines are throughout the poems in this book and I highly recommend you take a look. Surely if I can find it in a library you can find it, too. As always, the Poetry Foundation offers fantastic poetry resources and to find out more about Mr. Di Piero please click on the link below and explore the poems that are featured.

Thanks for dropping in, please come by tomorrow for another great poetry website…

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