My imagination makes me human
and makes me a fool;
it gives me all the world
and exiles me from it.--Ursula K. Le Guin
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and This Time
September 11 Tributes on the Web
Links to Literary Websites Offering Poetry and Readings:
Academy of American Poets' special 9/11 Resource Page--this site features poetry exhibits and links to poems read at special events occurring after September 11.
Fresh Air with Terri Gross--excerpts portions of The New Yorker magazine’s benefit program Beyond Words in which The New Yorker's writers read the work of others on-stage. (Taped Thursday, October 11 at Town Hall in New York City). Beyond Words benefits The September 11th Fund. For more information about the fund, or to make a donation, visit the September 11 Fund website.
The Poetry Center of Chicago--Chicago poets read their favorite poems during the months of October and November for the Poem a Day Project On 98.7 WFMT. The poets were asked to read the poems that inspired them most.
Disaster Calls Poetry to Action; Auden's Verses Are Back at Work--By Sven Birkerts. This piece ran in the New York Observer on Monday, October 1, 2001.
September 11, Tell Your Story--This site is accepting submissions by survivors for an anthology, profits of which will benefit the September 11 Fund.
11 September 2001--The Response of Poetry
Alicia Ostriker: Poems for the Time (an anthology). This is a page from MOBYLives, a weekly column about books and writers.
Memorial Poetry, poems by likes of Auden, Shakespeare, Neruda, Amichai