Linda Pastan

Linda Pastan was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991-1995.  In 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement. Her book, Insomnia,  came out in 2015 and A Dog Runs Through It in 2018. Almost An Elegy: New and Later Selected Poems, will be published in 2022.

  • The Daughter and 6AM

    I wish I had another chance
  • Truce, Class Notes & On Rereading the 23rd Psalm

    My high school class of 1950
  • On Chanukah

    Isn’t fire itself
  • Corona & At a Time Like This

    A miniscule David without
  • My Obituary

    Will it merit a full column in The Post or The Times
  • 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