National Poetry Month: 'As for the Heart' by Erin Belieu


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For National Poetry Month, we've invited one poet from our community to share a poem and a little about their process. This week, acclaimed poet Erin Belieu reads her poem "As for the Heart," written during the pandemic and published in her latest collection, Come Hither, Honeycomb. Erin Belieu is the author of Infanta, chosen by Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series; One Above & One Below, winner of the Midland Authors Prize and Ohioana Poetry Award; Black Box, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Slant Six, a New York Times favorite book of 2014; and Come-Hither Honeycomb (2020), all published by Copper Canyon Press. Her poems have appeared in places such as The Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, The Atlantic, AGNI, Tin House, and The American Poetry Review. She currently teaches in the Lesley University low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program.Read The New Yorker review of Come Hither, Honeycomb.