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Every month — or two or three — Ellen Bass emails a very informative newsletter, chock full of information for writers and readers. Check it out here and subscribe.

Better still, visit her website, or buy a book of her poetry, where you can read a poem like What Did I Love in its entirety:

What did I love about killing the chickens? Let me start
with the drive to the farm as darkness
was sinking back into the earth.