For #NationalPoetryMonth, Tracy K. Smith’s assignment to WNYC listeners was:
Write a poem of 10-12 lines that consists of only one sentence, and that also includes the following:
- a reference to something that exists in the speaker’s present, and which you examine by way of a simile or metaphor
- a memory of something from the speaker’s past considered by way of a different simile or metaphor
Smith selected a poem by Aileen Bassis, who attended the Poetry Seminar, from all the submissions. Congratulations Aileen! What a pleasure to hear you on the air in Tracy K. Smith’s voice. Listen below or at WNYC.