Title

Poem for Harm

SMC Author

Matthew Zapruder

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-16-2019

Publication / Conference / Sponsorship

Harper’s Blog Browsings

Description/Abstract

The essay “Poem for Harm” by Saint Mary’s English Professor and noted poet Matthew Zapruder is featured in Harper’s Magazine. Spotlighted in the Harper’s Blog Browsings, the 5,000-word analysis reflects on how language can harm, whiteness, the entitlement of white poets, and writing about Walt Whitman’s racist view of people of African descent. “Poem for Harm” is from Zapruder’s fifth collection of poetry Father’s Day. Published this fall by Copper Canyon Press, the new book includes works that address how to be a good father, partner, and citizen in the 21st century. Well-received in literary reviews, Father’s Day has been the subject of featured articles in the Washington Post, Library Journal and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature

Original Citation

Zapruder, Matthew. Poem for Harm (2019). Harper’s Blog Browsings.

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