In a Grove

By Michael Earl Craig
Kurosawa was a moralist.
It is said he took and gently bent
Akutagawa’s grove.

Akutagawa was trying to show
us something. It is said he wore
cold wet gloves when he wrote.

Source: Poetry (April 2014).


This poem originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

April 2014
 Michael Earl Craig


Poet Michael Earl Craig grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University, the University of Montana, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Influenced by artists as diverse as Werner Herzog, Julio Cortázar, Lou Reed, and James Tate, Craig’s poems question the assumptions and habits of daily life, using humor and frequent glimpses of a torqued pastoral landscape. “His poems are hilarious, but not . . .

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Photography & Film, Reading & Books

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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