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Marilyn Kallet’s poem “Fireflies” appears in The Writer’s Almanac

July 30, 2012 Marilyn Kallet, English professor and director of the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has made yet another splash in the poetry world. Kallet has written fifteen books, and her works continue to be circulated regularly throughout various poetry websites and publications. Take, for example, the poem “Fireflies,” from her 2009 book Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, which has already been featured already been featured in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column and is now the poem of the day on Garrison Keillor’sThe Writer’s Almanac.

Listen to a reading of “Fireflies” from The Writer’s Almanac here.