Linda Pastan

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Linda Pastan’s 14th book of poems, Insomnia (W. W. Norton, 2015), won the Towson University Prize for Literature. In 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement.  In May, 2018 W. W. Norton published A Dog Runs Through It.

  • Almost an Elegy: For Tony Hoagland

    Your poems make me want to write my poems
  • Dog in the Manger

    As if you’d keep your bones from other dogs
  • This Dog | 4 AM

    Maybe I’ve chosen life—not just
  • The Quarry, Pontaise

    To enter into the greens
  • Ferns  | Cycle

    Wind thrums
  • Cosmology

    Someone has spilled the moon
  • The Poets

    They are farmers, really--
  • God’s Man

    When I was twelve I found it
  • Imaginary Conversation | In the Orchard

    You tell me to live each day
  • Late in October

    Late in October, I watch