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The Poet's Almanac

Garrison Keillor highlights the work of Nashville poet Mark Jarman

March 17, 2011 Today Garrison Keillor’s daily NPR feature, The Writer’s Almanac, will highlight a poem from Mark Jarman’s new collection, Bone Fires. “A Prayer for Our Daughters” begins with these lovely lines:

     May they never be lonely at parties
     Or wait for mail from people they haven’t written
     Or still in middle age ask God for favors
     Or forbid their children things they were never forbidden.

Read the poem, and listen to Keillor read it, here. Reach Chapter 16‘s interview with Mark Jarman here. For more updates on Tennessee authors, please visit Chapter 16‘s News & Notes page, here.

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