"She could bind the world’s winds in a single strand.
She could find the world’s words in a singing wind.
She could lend a weird will to a mottled hand.
She could wind a willed word from a muddled mind."
Today’s Dear Poet video features former Academy of American Poets Chancellor Marilyn Hacker, author of numerous poetry collections, including and A Stranger’s Mirror: New and Selected Poems 1994-2013 (W. W. Norton, 2014); Names (W. W. Norton, 2010); and Desesperanto: Poems 1999-2002 (W. W. Norton, 2003).
Watch Marilyn Hacker reading her poem “Rune of the Finland Woman” for the Dear Poet project and send us your students’ letters in response for a chance to have them featured on Poets.org.