- By Sarah Lofstrom
But she was never coming through the snow.
The cottontail’s earth door gapes
And in its cold
Her kitten waits.
-From "Origins of Poetry " Summer 2018 (Volume 59, Issue 2)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
I’ve been writing poems, on and off and falteringly, ever since I was about seven years old, so there are countless unremembered poems that I can’t account for, and many of the first poems I wrote when I became serious about it were either never finished or abandoned.
I began writing poems in earnest just after the attacks of September 11, 2001. I heard Stanley Kunitz and W. S. Merwin on NPR...